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Ohio I Voted Stickers
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Tens, and maybe hundreds, of thousands of Ohio voter registrations identified as inactive will be deleted Friday by local boards of elections.

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A federal court has ruled Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose can remove more than 200,000 voters from the rolls Friday as planned. The Ohio Democratic Party had asked the court to block it, saying thousands of voters could be improperly removed.

voting booths
John Minchillo / Associated Press

With the ink barely dry on a new settlement between the ACLU of Ohio and the Secretary of State's office, the Ohio Democratic Party is filing its own lawsuit over state’s voter removal process.

Ohio Democrats are calling on President Trump to keep his promises. Ahead of Trump's appearance in Cincinnati Thursday night, state party chair David Pepper says the Brent Spence Bridge remains untouched, despite a 2016 pledge to replace it.

Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper
Ohio Public Radio

The clock is ticking toward the deadline for Ohio lawmakers to redraw a new congressional district map that can be used for the 2020 election. 

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
ANDY CHOW / Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Democratic Party is asking Attorney General Dave Yost to turn over records regarding an ad about his first 100 days in office.

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper (left) and Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken (right).
Andrew Walsh-Huggins / AP

The state will continue its fight to defend Ohio’s Congressional map in court, after last week’s federal court ruling that the map is unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday requested an emergency stay of the decision, but the map's fate will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci
Mark Duncan / Associated Press

Independent ethics investigators say former Congressman Jim Renacci misused official resources for his campaigns for governor in 2017 and U.S. Senator last year.

Ohio seems to be in one of its political mood swings again.

It happens every generation or so, and this one seems to favor the Republicans.

House Speaker Pelosi To Headline Ohio Democrats' Dinner

Mar 20, 2019
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will headline an Ohio Democratic Party fundraising dinner.

I suppose this debate over whether Ohio is a red state, a purple state, or blue state with a very faint pulse is going to go on for quite a while.

You tell me if this makes sense.

Ohio has 16 congressional districts - for the moment, at least.

This week’s election underscored some weaknesses for Ohio Democrats. The party’s candidates lost all of the statewide executive offices and gained seats but also lost some in the state House and Senate. This has left many wondering where Democrats in Ohio go from here. 

Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper
Ohio Public Radio

In July, the Ohio Democratic Party recognized a new union that was formed to represent campaign workers. Now, a few weeks before the election, that union is taking issue with the party, which has long leaned on labor to support its candidates.

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Voters from around the state and around the nation were keeping a close eye on Tuesday’s special election for the 12th congressional District seat in Central Ohio – not only to see who would replace longtime Rep. Pat Tiberi, but to gauge where voters fall in the current political climate.

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