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National Politics With Ken Rudin

Sep 10, 2019

The remaining candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination take to the debate stage on Thursday. Joe Biden still leads the pack, but Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are on his heels.

Many find Biden still vulnerable. 

Today on All Sides: national politics and presidential policy with Ken Rudin, host of Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Columbus voters have given the city the go-ahead to borrow $1 billion.

Tech Tuesday: Election Cyber Security And More

Apr 23, 2019

The Mueller report detailed the Trump administration’s handling of the investigation into his office and potential obstruction of justice.

It also offered insights into the hack of a Florida county government during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The hack highlights the vulnerability of election systems to cyber-attacks.

Today on Tech Tuesday, elections and cyber security, Google Earth, and more.


voting booths
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A project to reach out to 270,000 Ohioans deleted from the voting rolls only managed to bring in a few hundred of them, while costing a lot more than expected.

The United States is almost alone among industrial countries and other democracies in putting most of the onus of registering to vote on individual voters, a sometimes cumbersome process that may explain a large portion of why turnout rates in the U.S. are lower than in many other countries.

The Electoral College

Apr 11, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has proposed abolishing the electoral college after Donald Trump won the electoral vote but fell short some 3 million ballots in the popular vote.

The electoral college is set forth in the U.S. Constitution as the process by which each state is allotted a number of electors equal to its congressional delegation plus two. How state uses those votes depends. 

Another group wants Ohio voters to approve a plan that would dedicate its electoral votes to whichever candidate wins the popular vote.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the history of the electoral college and how it works today.

voting booths
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A group has filed paperwork in Ohio for an ballot issue to get rid of the Electoral College and award the presidency to the candidate who actually gets the most votes.

If Sandusky, Ohio, blazes a trail, does Cincinnati follow?

We may soon find out.

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Ohio's elections chief said Wednesday that more than 275,000 inactive Ohio voters are about to get their final opportunity to keep from dropping off the rolls.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The 2018 election attracted hundreds of women candidates around the country and in Ohio for a variety of offices. An effort called “Ready To Run” hopes to attract even more women candidates for future elections.

voting booths
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Ohioans are closer to getting new voting machines. Secretary of State Jon Husted has notified county boards of elections they can start the process of selecting new equipment. 


Newly elected to Ohio’s 3rd Senate district seat, Democrat Tina Maharath credits her unexpected win to knocking on a lot of doors.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during the Ohio State of the State address in the Fritsche Theater at Otterbein University in Westerville, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate.

Republican Clarence Mingo lost re-election last year to the position of Franklin County Auditor.
Gage Skidmore / Flickr

After two terms as Franklin County Auditor, Republican Clarence Mingo will be out of office next year.

Since the 2010 elections, 24 states have implemented new restrictions on voting. Alabama now requires a photo ID to cast a ballot.