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Militia Groups Appear at Statehouse Rallies for Trump, Biden

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Militia Groups Appear at Statehouse Rallies for Trump, Biden

By Jake Zuckerman Two loosely defined cohorts showed up at the Statehouse on Saturday after news outlets projected Joe Biden won the presidential election: Biden fans came to gloat and Donald Trump fans came to allege voter fraud. There were heated arguments, hymns sung over a PA, and horns blaring. A car performed a burnout before […]

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2020 General Election Results

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman 2020 General Election Results

Ohioans turned out in record numbers for the 2020 General Election with nearly 6 million votes cast, despite a global pandemic and rampant disinformation surrounding the election. As of Wednesday morning, over 609,000 Franklin County residents cast a ballot — nearly 70% of registered voters. Over half of that total voted absentee. Now, the unofficial […]

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We Might Not Know Who Won Ohio Tonight, and That’s OK

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal We Might Not Know Who Won Ohio Tonight, and That’s OK

By Tyler Buchanan Which presidential candidate is going to win Ohio? Donald Trump and Joe Biden both have a good chance. But it’s possible that we will all head to bed tonight not knowing which way the Buckeye State voted. If so, that’s OK. Here is a quick explanation of why that is, and what you […]

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Will Ohio Decide The President in 2020?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Will Ohio Decide The President in 2020?

“As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.” That saying has rang true for the past 60 years, as Ohio voters have swung back and forth to favor the presidential candidate that has won the election all the way back to Lyndon B. Johnson. But some political analysts are questioning whether Ohio will play as important […]

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Biden, Pence Visit Ohio in Late Battleground Push

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Biden, Pence Visit Ohio in Late Battleground Push

By Tyler Buchanan Flanked by dump trucks and construction equipment, some adorned with flags and campaign signs, Vice President Mike Pence told hundreds of supporters about the need to “Make America Great Again, again.” Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also made his case to Buckeye State voters Monday in back-to-back events in Toledo and Cincinnati. […]

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Judges, Economy Justify Supporting Trump, says DeWine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Judges, Economy Justify Supporting Trump, says DeWine

By Marty Schladen Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has resolutely refused to condemn President Donald Trump’s controversial words and actions — including some that have undermined DeWine’s own efforts to get people to protect themselves and others against coronavirus. On Thursday, the governor seemed to say that Trump’s nominations of conservative judges and his economic policies justify […]

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Watch 2020 Debates on the Big Screen for Free!

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watch 2020 Debates on the Big Screen for Free!

NOTE: This post was originally published in July 2019 and has been updated for each event in the series. Columbus Underground is excited to announce that in partnership with the Gateway Film Center, locals can participate in the political process through the screening of the 2020 Presidential debates. Many of these free-to-attend event will include […]

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