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People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Ohio’s Congressional Delegation In Lockdown As Chaos Overtakes U.S. Capitol

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Updated: 4:48 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCPN) — Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation are scattered across the U.S. Capitol campus as Pro-Trump extremists storm the Capitol building and surrounding offices, including the House and Senate chambers. Many members and staff are able to communicate only through Twitter and other social media as the Capitol… Read More

Jacksonville, Ohio- Voters cast in their ballots.

Despite Voting Restoration Thousands Are Still Disenfranchised In The Ohio Valley

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — After more than a decade, Kentucky resident Guy Hamilton-Smith voted this year for the first time in the state. Even though he didn’t vote in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic, sending his ballot through the mail was still an emotional moment. “Not being able to vote for many years was… Read More

Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper and Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper Resigns

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After an election where polls showed Democrats would do well in Ohio but largely didn’t, the leader of Ohio’s Democratic Party is resigning. David Pepper said he’ll step down from his post at the end of this year. He has been at the helm of the party for six… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Ohio Valley Divide: Vote Analysis Shows Bluer Cities, Deeper Red Rural Places

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — President-elect Joe Biden received a bigger turnout in the Ohio Valley in 2020 than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. So did his opponent Donald Trump. In an election that saw historic levels of voting nationwide, Democrat Biden added 3.2% to Clinton’s 2016 vote share in the Ohio Valley while Republican Trump… Read More

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Ohio Valley Lawmakers React to Trump’s False Statements Undermining The Election

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (OVR) — Polls had barely closed in the U.S. when President Donald Trump falsely alleged voter fraud and claimed prematurely to have won the election, saying “We will win this, and as far as I’m concerned, we already have won it.” The results of the election had not yet been called, and the… Read More

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Political Scientist Says Ohio Is No Longer A Bellwether, Swing, Or Battleground State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Experts following the presidential vote count say there’s a good chance Democrat Joe Biden could get the 270 electoral votes he needs soon. And if that happens, Ohio will have, for the first time in 60 years, failed to choose the winner. If you are one of the voters who enjoys personal… Read More

Don Blankenship

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Draws Thousands of Votes For President In Closely Contested States

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (OVR) — Former coal executive Don Blankenship, who went to prison for his role in the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster in West Virginia, drew about 55,000 votes Tuesday as a third-party candidate for president, including thousands of votes in closely contested states. While not a significant amount in comparison to the more… Read More

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Mostly Good News For Ohio GOP, Mostly Bad News For Democrats In 2020 Vote

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Election Night 2020 was a bad night for Democrats and brought wins for Republicans on Ohio’s Capitol Square. But there were two races with a split decision. In unofficial results reported by the Secretary of State’s office, Democrat Jennifer Brunner beat Republican Justice Judi French, giving Democrats three seats… Read More

President Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally in Circleville on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

President Trump Wins Re-election In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Republicans are claiming a Donald Trump victory in the state with more than 5.6 million votes cast and counted. The unofficial results are showing Trump with a more than 8-point lead over Democrat Joe Biden. Election night saw the outcomes turn in a little slower than usual with several big wins for the… Read More