Early voting begins Tuesday in Ohio; and election officials expect the number of voters who vote early by mail and in-person at boards of election to surpass that of the last presidential election four years ago.
As of Friday, the Hamilton County Board of Elections had already nearly 62 thousand and 5 hundred absentee ballot applications.
Four years ago, nearly 62 thousand Hamilton County voters cast ballots by mail or in-person at the board of elections. That was slightly more than one of every four ballots case.
Ok, raise your hands if you think that President Obama is 10 percentage points ahead of Republican Mitt Romney among voters in Ohio, right this very moment.
We’re willing to bet your hands are still on your keyboards.
But the CBS News/New York Times poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, that came out this week does; it showed Obama with 53 percent support to 43 percent for Romney; and, what is more, showed Obama ahead by nine percentage points in Florida and a whopping 12 percentage points in Pennsylvania.
Cincinnati's Police Chief has gone to court to prevent having to take a state exam. Chief James Craig filed the appeal in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission is the defendant.
The organization requires recruits to undergo 500 hours of training and take a 200 question test. Most of the training has been waived for Craig but earlier this month the Commission told him that he must take the test.