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President-elect Donald Trump has promised over and over in recent months that he will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, when he reaches the White House.

"Obamacare is a disaster. You know it. We all know it," Trump said at a debate last month. "We have to repeal it and replace it with something absolutely much less expensive."

Election Stress, Future of Obamacare, SCOTUS

Nov 9, 2016
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Now that the election is over, the stress may be relieved for some. Today we take a look at the common anxiety induced over this election season. We will also discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act now that we have a new president and what a Donald Trump presidency could mean for the Supreme Court.

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.

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, the capstone of a tumultuous and divisive campaign that won over white voters with the promise to "Make America Great Again."

Trump crossed the 270 electoral vote threshold at 2:31 a.m. ET with a victory in Wisconsin, according to Associated Press projections.

O'Brien Wins Franklin County Prosecutor Race

Nov 9, 2016
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While Tuesday's contentious Presidential election went into the early morning, results from local elections here in Franklin County were announced. After a close competition for Franklin County prosecutor, longtime incumbent Ron O'Brien won re-election. 

For months, polls showed Donald Trump’s best chance at a swing state was in Ohio. And the Republican easily took the state – well beyond what polls had predicted. 

The pattern that first showed up in the GOP primary in March held and expanded for Trump in Ohio. He was especially strong in the blue-collar counties along Ohio’s border including some, like Trumbull, that have traditionally voted Democratic. 

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On Tuesday night, as the presidential election's outcome headed toward an unexpected Trump victory, stock futures plunged. Investors had bet heavily Monday on Democrat Hillary Clinton. As Republican Donald Trump picked up many more votes than polls had predicted, markets reacted violently to the change in expectations.

Sen. Rob Portman Wins Reelection Over Ted Strickland

Nov 8, 2016
Rob Portman
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Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has won re-election over Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland in a race Democrats once considered a good opportunity to pick up a Senate seat.

Take a look at how Ohio is voting county-by-county as the votes are announced.


The presidential election has been the focus for more than a year, however what will Congress look like when the nation's 45th president takes off in January.

Keep track with the Congressional Balance of Power Widget.


Presidential Big Board

Nov 8, 2016

See how every state is voting in one spot with the Presidential Big Board. Results will be updated automatically as polls in each state close.

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It's Election Night, and WOSU is staying up late with you. We'll be live-blogging local, state, and national results here, as well as updating our Twitter and Facebook.

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Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. Results will start to come in around 7 p.m. EST.

Somali-Americans Lend A Ride To Get Out The Vote

Nov 8, 2016
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Outside the Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center on the Far West Side of Columbus, Sahra Ali has been up since 7 a.m. to drive friends and community members to cast their ballots at the polls.

This is Ali's third presidential election after coming to the U.S. from Somalia in 2001. She says this year, she's seen a higher voter turnout among Columbus's Somali community.

Butler County Board of Elections Deputy Director Jocelyn Bucaro was direct and to the point when hosting an 11:30 a.m. conference call with reporters Tuesday about how the election was going halfway through the day .

"It's going smoothly," Bucaro said. She said long lines had cleared out from the morning and midday voters were able to get in and out quickly. The busiest polling places were in Lakota, Monroe, parts of Fairfield and Middletown.