Election 2012

President Barack Obama has won Ohio again, capturing the swing state after a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney. Obama, who also won Ohio in 2008, claims the swing state's 18 electoral votes on his way to an electoral victory nationwide.

Democrat Sherrod Brown has won re-election to the U.S. Senate after one of the most expensive and closely watched match-ups in the country. The 59-year-old Brown beat Republican challenger Josh Mandel  despite an onslaught of attacks from conservative outside groups.

In the race for Ohio's new 10th District, Congressman Mike Turner won over challenger Sharon Neuhardt by a wide margin of 60% to 36%.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Turner about his win.

Ohio voters have rejected a proposal to change the process for redrawing state legislative and congressional maps. Issue 2 lost after a fight that pitted voter advocacy groups and unions against business interests and the Ohio Republican Party.

There were nearly 200 school levies on the ballot Tuesday in Ohio. Several districts around the Miami Valley were seeking levy support from voter's to replace state aid ad revenue lost through tax changes.  The majority of these levies were rejected.

County by county results for the WYSO listening area:

The WYSO news team has partnered with the Associated Press to bring you extra features and coverage on the candidates and issues this election season:

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Politics
4:24 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Dayton Congressman Endorses Romney

Republican Congressman Mike Turner endorsed fellow Republican Mitt Romney for president. Fifth-term Turner on Tuesday called Romney the leader the party needs to restore economic growth and defeat President Barack Obama in November.

Ohio's primary is March 6.

In a statement from his campaign, Romney said he welcomes Turner as a supporter of fiscal responsibility and national security. Romney says Ohio will be important to the election.

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Origins Podcast
9:00 am
Sun January 15, 2012

Re-Mapping American Politics: The Redistricting Revolution Fifty Years Later

The 1812 political cartoon that led to the coining of the term Gerrymander.

Alongside the Presidential nomination process, the most prominent American political news stories these days are about the heated, high-stakes struggles over redistricting. The modern era of reapportioning state and federal legislative districts began almost exactly a half century ago when the U.S. Supreme Court decided Baker v. Carr (1962).

Politics
5:44 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Death Penalty, Abortion Bill Debated This Week

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles speaks to Emily McCord about controversy surrounding Ohio's death penalty. A Federal appeals court upholds decision delaying execution of condemned Ohio man who killed 2 despite state efforts. Also, advocates for a stringent abortion bill made their case at the statehouse week. Ingles also reports on Presidential politics and explains the process for the Republican primaries.

Politics
4:40 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Secretary Of State Certifies Presidential Candidates For Ballot

President Barack Obama has been certified to be on the March ballot throughout the state. Republicans Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will also be on the ballot in every area of the state.  But in Santorum’s case, his name won’t appear on ballots twice like the other GOP candidates.

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Politics
2:16 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

New Hampshire Primary Results

Up to date results from the New Hampshire Primary on January 10, 2011

 

 

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