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Ohio Called for Donald Trump

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Called for Donald Trump

Several states have yet to report, but Ohio has chosen Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. After Clinton’s brief lead earlier in the evening, Trump took 53 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 42 percent. The three C’s — Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati — all favored Clinton, but Trump took the […]

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Political Roundup: Endorsements, Disses and Statistics

Walker Evans Walker Evans Political Roundup: Endorsements, Disses and Statistics

There’s only two days left to go. On Tuesday night, after the dust has settled (hopefully), the tumultuous 2016 election season will have come to an end, and our daily lives can resume normalcy (hopefully). Until then, there’s a couple of last minute updates across both the local and national political spectrum that might be worth […]

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Early Voting in Ohio Likely to Surpass 2012 Numbers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Early Voting in Ohio Likely to Surpass 2012 Numbers

If it seems like more people are voting early, it’s because they are. A report released by the Ohio Democratic Party today revealed that as of Monday evening, 1.2 million Ohioans — approximately 10 percent of the state’s total population — have already cast their ballots in this year’s election. That’s up from 1.14 million […]

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Clinton Maintains Lead Over Trump After Second Debate

Walker Evans Walker Evans Clinton Maintains Lead Over Trump After Second Debate

It’s been six days since the second presidential debate took place, and Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton appears to be maintaining a strong lead ahead of Republican Candidate Donald Trump according to aggregate polling data at FiveThirtyEight.com. According to the latest information available, Clinton has an 85.4 percent change of winning the election with a projection […]

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Interview: Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 18

James Payne James Payne Interview: Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 18

Constance Gadell-Newton is the Green Party’s candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives District 18, which includes The Ohio State University’s campus, the Short North, and Downtown, among other areas. Gadell-Newton is running against the newly appointed Rep. Kristin Boggs, a Democrat; the Republican candidate has left the race. I met Gadell-Newton almost a decade […]

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Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Trump Pulls Ahead of Clinton in Ohio

On September 14th, Donald Trump pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in the State of Ohio’s polls, according to aggregate data analysis site Five Thirty Eight. This marks the first time Trump has had a polling lead over Clinton since July 31st, and a much difference scenario than exactly one month ago when Five Thirty Eight […]

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Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Drug Price Relief Act Pushed to Next Year’s Ballot

Months of litigation will keep a measure aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs off the November ballot this year. The Drug Price Relief Act, facing opposition from several groups, might make it to next year’s ballot if all goes well this time. The act is simple in intent — address the inflated drug […]

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