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Republican Sen. Frank LaRose (left) and democratic Rep. Kathleen Clyde (right) agree that more transparency is needed in campaign finance.
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The opponents of Issue 2, the Drug Price Relief Act, recently outspent backers of that proposal by a four-to-one margin. And most of the money in the opposition’s campaign war chest couldn’t be directly traced because it was in an LLC rather than a traditional political action committee.

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A Republican candidate for Secretary of State has dropped out of the primary fight, citing party unity as her reason.

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The U.S. Justice Department has taken an unusual move in reversing its position on a high-profile US.. Supreme Court case involving Ohio’s process for maintaining voter rolls. 

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he will not comply with President Trump's voter fraud commission request for voter roll data information. 

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State rep. Kathleen Clyde became the first Democratic candidate to officially join the race for Ohio Secretary of State in 2018.

Group of Libertarians arrive at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to deliver petitions to put Charlie Earl on the ballot as a presidential nominee. Earl would then be swapped out for Gary Johnson.
Jo Ingles

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined without comment to hear a long-running ballot access lawsuit brought by the Libertarian Party of Ohio.

Voters line up at the early voting center in Delaware County.
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Republican President-Elect Donald Trump won more than the 270 electoral votes needed to put him in the White House. But backers of Democrat Hillary Clinton are questioning whether the Electoral College should change given that she won the popular vote.

Ohio's elections chief is expressing confidence in the security of the swing state's voting equipment and its voter registration database.

Testimony has wrapped up in a dispute that could affect how thousands of ballots are cast and counted in Ohio.

Near Record Primary Turnout

Mar 16, 2016

The Ohio Secretary of State's office reports 41 percent of Ohio voters turned out for yesterday's primary election, that’s more than 3 million people. 

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