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PoliticsOhio is a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, the WYSO news department talks with political reporters and experts from across Ohio about local and statewide news.

On this episode of Politics Ohio, we take a look at some of the ballot measures and races Miami Valley voters will decide on Election Day. To learn more about the issues that are important to the Miami Valley this election, check out the Election 2016 page of our website.

PoliticsOhio is a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, the WYSO news department talks with political reporters and experts from across Ohio about local and statewide news.

The two major party candidates - Trump and Clinton - have dominated the daily news cycle since receiving their party's nominations in July. This week we spoke with Dan Zink, development coordinator for the Ohio Libertarian Party in Montgomery County about their presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson.

 

 

 

Wittenberg University Political-Science Professor Rob Baker joins WYSO's Jerry Kenney to talk about shifting poll numbers for the presidential candidates, the continuing republican divide leading up to the election and the challenges facing libertarian and other 3rd party candidates.

 

 

 

 

In the interview, Baker says polling accuracy can be difficult but should not be discounted.

 

All eyes are on the upcoming presidential election, but in this week's Politics Ohio we've got more of a local focus. The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area has several initiatives underway in the next few weeks to help voters get informed. Today we hear from Ana Crawford, Programs Director, with the league to talk about those initiatives.

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Recently Rob Baker, a political Science professor at Wittenburg University, penned an op-ed for the Dayton Daily News about some important issues taking place in local governments.  To get the details, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to Baker by phone this week.

Rob Baker’s book Government in the Twilight Zone is available from Suny Press and Amazon.

The Trump Campaign recently announced the opening of several campaign offices in Ohio. The move was not unexpected; presidential candidates generally begin ramping what's called "ground game" shortly after the primary elections. 

As part of our PoliticsOhio series, WYSO's April Laissle talked with Wright State political science professor Dr. Lee Hannah about what this means for Trump's campaign in Ohio, and nationally. 

On Tuesday, a panel of judges shot down "golden week", 7 days during which Ohio citizens could both register and vote at the same time.

For PoliticsOhio, WYSO's April Laissle talked to Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler about why the issue was so contentious, and how it may affect the November election.

PoliticsOhio is a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, the WYSO news department talks with political reporters and experts from across Ohio about local and statewide news.

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