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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Democrat Andy Beshear is trying to nudge health care to the forefront of Kentucky’s race for governor with a new TV ad. In the ad, Beshear said he’s fought to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions as attorney general and promises to do the same if elected governor. He personalizes the issue… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democrat Jennifer Brunner (BROO’-ner) has announced plans to seek a seat next year on the Ohio Supreme Court as her party tries to wrest control of the high court from Republicans. The 62-year-old Columbus appellate judge joins the race with statewide name recognition. She served a four-year term as secretary of… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican who is Ohio’s elections chief says the state can handle having its presidential primary on St. Patrick’s Day next year if lawmakers make that change in the still-unsettled state budget. The proposed move from March 10 to March 17 drew objections from some Democratic lawmakers, particularly from the Cleveland… Read More
Congress so far hasn’t used the special counsel report to draft new laws aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference. One key senator worries about missing the moment.
ATHENS (WOUB) — Residents of two local counties have joined others around the state in a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming elections officials have violated their right to put initiatives on the ballot. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund filed the suit Friday in a U.S. District Court in Youngstown against Boards of Election in… Read More
Heading into midterm elections, pressure is on for governments and campaigns to secure elections. But what about the companies that make the machines and print the ballots?
The League of Women Voters of Athens County is hosting an informational meeting about State Issue 1, which appears on the May 8th ballot. This proposed constitutional amendment would create a bipartisan, public process for drawing congressional districts. The meeting will allow the audience to ask questions.
One look at the recent arrivals shelf at Carmichael’s Books, in Louisville, and I knew something was up. Titles like “White Rage,” “White Trash,” and “The End of White Christian America” were piling up. “And then this has been the surprise,” Carmichael’s co-owner Michael Boggs said, picking up another hardcover. “This actually hit the Times… Read More
A federal judge says ballot access limits imposed last year on minor parties in political battleground Ohio don’t violate the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson’s decision Monday is the latest blow to challengers of a 2013 law that set new, stiffer criteria for minor political parties to qualify for and maintain access… Read More
Ohio’s elections chief is asking state lawmakers to set aside more than $1 million for his office to send unsolicited absentee-ballot applications to voters in the next presidential election. The funding request comes after the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed a law last year tightening control over such mailings in the swing state. The law bars… Read More
West Virginia lawmakers have approved a push to remove the option for voters to cast straight party-line ballots by checking one box. The Republican-led House of Delegates voted 87-13 to prohibit the practice earlier today. Only Democrats opposed the bill. The Senate cleared a similar proposal last month. Currently, voters in the Mountain State can… Read More