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In-person polling sites across central Ohio crowded

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Absentee voters abound Wednesday, October 29, 2008 By Catherine Candisky and Mark Niquette She simply could have dropped her absentee ballot in the mail, but 61-year-old Inga Smith of Columbus wanted to vote in person and didn’t want to wait until Election Day. Smith was among hundreds of Franklin County residents who […]

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Ohio Secretary of State Site Hacked

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Wired wrote Ohio Secretary of State Site Hacked By Sarah Lai Stirland October 20, 2008 The office of Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Monday afternoon said that it is limiting the functionality of its web site after its tech department had detected a security breach. �Due to security concerns experienced by the Secretary […]

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OH-15: Poll Shows Kilroy with 8 Point Lead

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  swingstateproject.com wrote OH-15: Poll Shows Kilroy with 8 Point Lead Over Stivers  A Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research poll conducted September 30-October 1 of 401 likely voters with a 4.9 percent margin of error shows that Mary Jo Kilroy leads Steve Stivers 44-36 percent with seven percent going for Independent candidate Don Eckhart. At the […]

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Dispatch endorses John McCain for president

lazyfish lazyfish Dispatch endorses John McCain for president

The Dispatch wrote For president: John McCain Sunday, October 19, 2008 For president of the United States, The Dispatch endorses Republican Sen. John McCain, whose experience, service and sacrifice for his country make him more qualified to lead the nation. At a time when the nation faces serious problems, including international economic turmoil, immigration, health […]

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High court rejects GOP bid in Ohio voting dispute

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  news.yahoo.com wrote High court rejects GOP bid in Ohio voting dispute  The Supreme Court sided Friday with Ohio’s top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrations. The justices overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio’s top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter […]

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Issue 2: Bond to Clean Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Lantern wrote Issue 2: Bond to Clean Ohio Wilson Dizard Issue date: 10/17/08 Ohioans will decide the fate of the Clean Ohio Fund Act in the general election this November, voting on whether the state should continue the $400 million bond program that aims to preserve and improve Ohio’s environment. The Clean Ohio ballot […]

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Issue 6 : Casino Proposal – News & Updates

Walker Evans Walker Evans

  NBC4i.com wrote Think Tank: Issue 6 A $1B Giveaway To Wealthy  Tuesday, Oct 14, 2008 By Donna Willis The right to open a casino in Southwest Ohio would be worth $1 billion if this right were offered at a public, competitive open auction. Those were the findings of a report issued Tuesday by the […]

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