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Poll: Obama’s lead picks up in Ohio despite Palin pick


Columbus Business First wrote Poll: Obama’s lead picks up in Ohio despite Palin pick Thursday, September 11, 2008 The public buzz following Barack Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination quickly took a backseat to news of Republican hopeful John McCain’s vice presidential pick, but the Democrat senator appears to have regained a slight edge […]


Absentee Voting Information


I got my stuff in the mail today. You can vote absentee in person any time after September 30th over at Vets. (300 West Broad Street) Weekday hours: M-F, 8am – 7 pm, 9/30 – 11-3 Saturday hours: 8am – 5pm Every Saturday starting October 4th through Nov. 1st Sunday hours: 1pm – 5pm Every […]


Sick-days supporters scrap ballot proposal

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  The Dispatch wrote Sick-days supporters scrap ballot proposal  Friday, September 5, 2008 By Alan Johnson Two months before what appeared to be a likely victory in the Nov. 4 election, the union-led coalition backing Ohio’s mandatory sick-days proposal abruptly decided to drop the issue yesterday. Becky Williams, president of District 1199 of the Service […]


Photos from the Dublin Obama Rally


Like an idiot I didn’t bring my camera, but the nice folks sitting next to me sent me some of theirs. So here they are, and then my impressions of the whole event: I got there around 4 PM, and got into the line in the back of the stadium (there were three entrances). I […]


McCain makes decision on running mate

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The Associated Press wrote McCain makes decision on running mate By LIZ SIDOTI John McCain is keeping the name of his running mate a closely held secret just hours before the Republican presidential candidate is set to introduce his No. 2 at an Ohio rally. “I’m not going to be there. I plan to be […]


Ohio says no to voting machine ‘sleepovers’


  Ohio.com wrote Ohio says no to voting machine ‘sleepovers’  By STEPHEN MAJORS Published on Tuesday Aug 19, 2008 Poll workers will not be allowed to take voting machines home for safekeeping in the days before the November presidential election because the practice known as “sleepovers” is an unacceptable security risk, Ohio’s elections chief said […]


Poll: More than half of Ohioans support casino

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Xenia Gazette wrote Poll: More than half of Ohioans support casino 08/25/2008 A new poll shows that more than half of Ohioans support a proposal to build a casino in southwest Ohio between Columbus and Cincinnati. The poll conducted by The Columbus Dispatch found that 53 percent said they either strongly favor or favor the […]

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