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directiveon Nov. 2 that shifts the burden of proper identification during the provisional ballot process from
poll workers to voters. The directive may not even be legal, according to a
lawsuitquickly filed by voters’ rights activists in response to the new rule: “Ohio Rev. Code § 3505.181(B)(6) provides that, once a voter casting a provisional ballot proffers identification, ‘the appropriate local election official shall record the type of identification provided, the social security number information, the fact that the affirmation was executed, or the fact that the individual declined to execute such an affirmation and include that information with the transmission of the ballot.’”
closing argumentto Ohioans. In his speech, Obama compared his own ideas and policies to those of Bill Clinton, while comparing Mitt Romney’s ideas and policies to those of George W. Bush. With just two days of voting left, all eyes are on Ohio as it could play the
decisive rolein the presidential election. In aggregate polling, Obama is up
2.9 points in Ohioand
0.4 points nationally.
FiveThirtyEight, The New York Times ’ election forecast model, has Obama at an 86.8 percent chance to win Ohio and an 86.3 percent chance to win the election.
had a lot of early votersas well. Early voting was only available to all Ohioans yesterday thanks to a lawsuit from Obama and Democrats, which opened up in-person early voting during the weekend and Monday before Election Day
despite strong opposition from state Republicans.
Ohio took weeks to count the last 490,852 ballots.
lizing same-sex marriage in Ohio, which could be on the ballot as soon as November 2013.
still without power due to Hurricane Sandy’s fallout. Most people affected are in Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.
Early results from air quality tests show no signs of pollution near shale gas drilling wells. But the results are early, and more tests are ongoing. CityBeat wrote in-depth about fracking and concerns surrounding the process
Ohio’s exotic animal registrationis today. The new requirement came about after an Ohio man released 50 exotic animals, including some dangerous predators, shortly before committing suicide in 2011.
A lonely Asian elephant learned how to speak some Korean, and scientists want to know how and why.