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Democratic Debate Watch Party

Anne Evans Anne Evans Democratic Debate Watch Party

The January 14th Democratic Presidential debate will be hosted in Des Moines, and hosted by CNN. Locals are invited to tune in LIVE at The Gateway Film Center for a free screening co-hosted by Columbus Underground that will include discussion and drink specials — and cheering is certainly encouraged for your favorite candidates! Gateway Film […]

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Grassroots Group Breaks into Central Committee Races

 Taijuan Moorman Grassroots Group Breaks into Central Committee Races

If you don’t know what a Central Committee is or does, you’re not alone. It’s an important part of the party system; you vote on a ward representative during the primary election, but what happens after? The Franklin County Republican Party explains the purpose of its Central Committee on its website: “Committee members are elected […]

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Automatic Voter Registration Could be Coming Soon to Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Automatic Voter Registration Could be Coming Soon to Ohio

by Susan Tebben A new proposal to require voters to be automatically registered to vote could be filed in the Ohio House by the end of the week, according to its sponsor. State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland, is pushing forward with a move that has been supported by Secretary of State Frank LaRose in the […]

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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!

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. Each free-to-attend event will include not only the screening, but also panel discussions, expert analyses and active conversations. “Bombarded with information in our 24-hour news cycle, […]

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November Election Write-Ins Show Differing Attitudes of Columbus Voters

 Taijuan Moorman November Election Write-Ins Show Differing Attitudes of Columbus Voters

In the November 5 general election in Columbus, there were 5,262 write-in votes for Mayor Ginther’s unopposed run for re-election in the City of Columbus. According to records provided by the Franklin County Board of Elections, the uncertified candidates written in as alternatives to Mayor Ginther included local leaders and figures, Republican politicians, cartoon characters, […]

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Columbus Joins National Impeachment Rallies

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus Joins National Impeachment Rallies

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, around 1,500 Central Ohio residents held a rally to voice support for impeaching President Donald Trump and removing him from office. Rally participants gathered near the Graceland Shopping Center to chant and hold signs demanding the impeachment and removal of the President. Columbus residents joined demonstrations across the country ahead of […]

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The Confluence Cast: Governor Ted Strickland

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Governor Ted Strickland

Is Ohio woke enough? Why aren’t we a swing state anymore? What’s it going to take to turn things around before the 2020 election? These questions and more were addressed by former Governor Ted Strickland at a special live event at the Gateway Film Center. Shownotes for this episode Connect with the Confluence Cast:Web | Patreon | iTunes | Facebook | Twitter

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