2016 Presidential Election

Politics in 2016

Dec 20, 2016
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Politics in 2016 were defined by the presidential election. The past year was unfamiliar to most who've followed politics throughout the decades. Today we will discuss the past year, what stands out and what we can learn from such a turbulent and unusual political year. 

Gerrymandering and Redistricting Across the Country

Nov 17, 2016
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Gerrymandering is the redrawing of district lines to the benefit of a political party or interest. After the outcome of the presidential and Senate races many critics are pointing to redistricting as the source of the Republican wins. Today we will discuss how gerrymandering has come into play heavily in the last few years.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Nov 14, 2016
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Join us today as we discuss last week's elections and local news with a panel of reporters. 

White Populism and The Rise of the Alt-Right

Nov 10, 2016
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The results in Ohio were clear and Donald Trump won the state with the support of predominantly white voters. Trump also ignited a category of voters who call themselves the "alt-right," although he has distanced himself from the group. Today we are talking about white populism and the future of American politics.

Post-Election Analysis

Nov 9, 2016
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The political pollsters and prognosticators were way off. Join us for a discussion of the election results and what a Donald Trump victory means for the future of the county.

Election Day

Nov 8, 2016
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For weeks now people across the country have been casting their early ballots. Today is election day and the final chance for voters to support their candidates. Join us today as we discuss the possible outcomes for the national and state elections. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Nov 7, 2016
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The 2016 presidential campaign cycle ends tomorrow but whether the election draws to a close or not remains unknown. In Ohio, the race is a statistical dead heat between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.


The 2016 election is held on Tuesday, November 8. Click here to find your polling place.

The Close U.S. Senate Races

Nov 2, 2016
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With only six days left before election day, the Democratic party has the chance to win enough Senate seats to reclaim majority.  Today we'll examine the close races, speculate outcomes, and what they could mean for the next few years. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 31, 2016
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The race for president is tightening in Ohio and across the country, but Democrat Hillary Clinton still has the electoral advantage. Meanwhile, Republican Donald Trump fuels more concern as additional questions emerge over Clinton’s private email server. We catch up today on our weekly reporters roundtable.

The Return of the Supreme Court

Oct 26, 2016
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The Supreme Court has reconvened both divided and with a seat left to fill. Today we will discuss what a Clinton or Trump presidency could mean for the high court as well as the cases currently facing a decision.

The presidential race in Ohio is a dead heat, according to the latest Quinnipiac swing-state poll. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the latest gauge, which shows very few Ohioans say they still haven’t made up their minds – and a lot of them say they’re more motivated to vote than ever.

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Oct 17, 2016
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The election is just three weeks away and both candidates are keeping things interesting. From the Wikileaks' dump of Clinton campaign emails to Donald Trump calling the election rigged, the mud-slinging and heated rhetoric is sure to continue. We'll get into the highs and lows of this unusual campaign cycle with Ken Rudin, The Political Junkie.

Early Voting Kicks Off In Ohio

Oct 12, 2016
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As early voting began on Wednesday, the Ohio Democratic Party rolled up to The Ohio State University student union. In a big blue bus, complete with decals of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, party chair David Peppers was ready to ferry a handful of college students to the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Divide in the Republican Party

Oct 11, 2016
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GOP politicians were reluctant to support Donald Trump during the primary, but after his nomination, most Republicans got behind the candidate. However, the party is divided again after the release of a 2005 recording in which Trump spoke violently about women. Join us today as we discuss the current split and the future of the Grand Old Party.

Ohio's junior U.S. senator, Rob Portman announced late Saturday he is rescinding his previous endorsement of Republican president nominee Donald Trump.

Portman was one of dozens of GOP leaders from around the country who have announced they can no longer support Trump, after the disclosure Friday of a 2005 video in which Trump makes lewd, vulgar comments about a married woman he said he wanted to have sex with.