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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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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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ODP Taking Golden Week Lawsuit to Supreme Court

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega ODP Taking Golden Week Lawsuit to Supreme Court

Golden Week — Ohio’s unique early voting period where voters can register and cast all in one — is dead and gone, but the Ohio Democratic Party plans to resurrect it. Again. The bill (SB 238) eliminating Golden Week was conceived in 2013 and signed into law in February of 2014 by Gov. John Kasich, […]

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Ohio Dems Promote Voting Rights Act Restoration Before General Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Dems Promote Voting Rights Act Restoration Before General Election

As election season moves closer and closer to the pivotal day in November, individuals at the local, state and national level are revamping the fight to completely restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In Ohio the pressure is on Sen. Rob Portman to vote “Yes” on one of two bills: the Voting Rights Advancement […]

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Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to serve as new DNC chair

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to serve as new DNC chair

After a scandal following the release of thousands of emails, Debbie Wasserman resigned as the chair of the Democratic National Convention and is being replaced by Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge. Fudge endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in February. She’s served the 11th Congressional District since 2008. “I thank Hillary Clinton & team for recommending me […]

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Clinton, Sanders Address Ohio Democrats at Legacy Dinner

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clinton, Sanders Address Ohio Democrats at Legacy Dinner

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders headlined the Ohio Democratic Party’s Legacy Dinner on Sunday night at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More than 3,000 people in blue, divided only by the names they chanted, supported and celebrated the two presidential candidates, and heard from each of them on issues generally facing the country, and Ohio […]

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Swing Easy: Weed Leads in Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Swing Easy: Weed Leads in Ohio

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here in Columbus. We had a mayoral primary election that might not be over, plus City Council and Board of Education primaries. Needless to say, we didn’t have a lot of time for 2016. So let’s jump back into it, shall we? Ohio is Mandatory The University of […]

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