Saturday, March 10, 2012
What issues or elections bring you out to the poll?
The Lake County Board of Elections said about 30 percent of the county's registered voters casted a ballot on Election Day. Did you vote? More importantly, if you didn't vote, why not? Were there no issues you cared about? Are you not a registered Democrat or Republican so primaries don't matter as much to you? Or were you just super busy on Super Tuesday? Feel free to tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mitt Romney won in the cities and suburbs, perhaps just enough to hold off Rick Santorum voters in the state's rural areas.
Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum Tuesday in the Ohio Republican primary to claim most of the delegates and the giant symbolic prize that is the Buckeye State. While some votes remain outstanding, the Associated Press, CNN and other media organizations have called the race for Romney. Romney performed well in the state's population centers, including Northeast Ohio, but could not defeat Santorum in the state's rural areas, according to results with 96 percent of the precincts reporting. Romney claimed the counties that included Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other big cities. Newt Gingrich played the spoiler role, collecting about 15 percent of the vote. Here are the unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State: …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Take our poll and tell us who gets your presidential vote.
As you may have heard, it's Election Day, and you're going to be asked to vote for a presidential candidate. Now we won't ask you to leave your name, but we do want to know who you voted/will vote for. If you're feeling daring, tell us why you voted that way — you may persuade someone to change their vote! Take our poll below, and if you don't see your candidate, tell us who it is in the comments. Happy voting!
Friday, March 2, 2012
Republican voters in Ohio on March 6 will have a big voice in deciding the party's presidential nominee.
For the first time in her 74-year life as a Republican voter, Helen Hurst of Lorain County has known all along who she's supporting for president in 2012. Hurst is for Mitt Romney, but her party doesn't share that certainty. It's led to a reality-show-like primary season starring Romney, Rick Santorum and a revolving cast of guest stars including Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. Now the show moves to Ohio, perhaps the most important Super Tuesday state voting March 6. Ohio is a key swing state and a decisive victory here on Tuesday bolsters the winning candidate's general election resume. With Gingrich focused on the South and Paul looking to western caucus states for delegates, Romney and Santorum are the candidates putting the most energy …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Surging Santorum may make Ohio and nine other 'Super Tuesday' states bigger players in deciding the GOP presidential nominee.
The jumbled Republican presidential field means Ohio's March 6 primary may matter after all. And that has many Northeast Ohio Republicans -- who figured the search for a nominee would be long over by this time -- excited and looking forward to the election to come. "It got a whole lot more interesting," said Dave Gusman, president of the Strongsville Republican Club. "I think this is great for the country and great for the party." With Rick Santorum's victories in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri earlier this week, Ohio and nine other March 6 "Super Tuesday" states now may have a real say in deciding who takes on President Barack Obama in the general election. It doesn't always work that way. In 2008, John McCain had the GOP nomination all…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Santorum can't compete for Republican delegates in Ohio's 6th, 9th and 13th congressional districts. The 9th and 13th districts are in Northern Ohio.
GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum won't be able to compete for all of Ohio's delegates in the March 6 Republican primary. Santorum won't be on the ballot in Ohio's 6th, 9th and 13th congressional districts because he did not file for them, announced Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Wednesday. The failure to file means Santorum won't be able to collect those districts' nine delegates to the Republican National Convention later this year, when the GOP will officially annoint its presidential candidate. The other major candidates, including Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, filed to run in all of Ohio's districts. The 9th and 13th districts include parts of Northern Ohio. The 13th district runs from Lorain south into parts of Akron, …