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Inside Pitch
12:28 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Official count unlikely to change Issue 4 vote

Tuesday is the day Ohio's 88 county boards of elections must report their final official results from the Nov. 6 election to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

In Hamilton County, that official count will include 13,771 provisional ballots cast on election that were deemed valid by the board of elections last week.

Those votes could have an impact on one ballot issue that was passed by a fairly narrow margin on election day - Issue 4, which would set four-year terms for Cincinnati City Council members.

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politics
9:11 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Howard Wilkinson Weekly Chat

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about some suggestions to change the way electoral votes are counted in Ohio and the counting of provisional ballots in the state.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

How did 81 people vote twice in Hamilton County?

It is hard to imagine, but 81 people in Hamilton County managed to cast more than one ballot in the Nov. 6 election.


That’s not a lot when you are talking about a county election where 419,076 valid votes were cast – about 0.2 percent of the total, not enough to change the outcome of any race or ballot issue – but, if there was intent to commit voter fraud, it is a crime – a fourth degree felony. 


And each and every one of them involved the casting of provisional ballots.

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Black Friday
12:19 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Black (Thursday/Friday) shoppers out early, now resting

Shoppers lined up as early as 7:45am Thanksgiving for a 9pm Target opening
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Tri-State stores are not nearly as busy now after many of them pushed up their Black Friday opening. WVXU caught up with some people who waited until later to start their shopping and others who were almost finished.

Chris Heckle was a little late to the Black Friday party, showing up at Best Buy at 8 this morning, eight hours after the store opened. This was his third stop after Lowe's and Home Depot. For him, the Black Friday routine is off and on.

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Holiday event
6:05 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Cincinnati's Fountain Square lights up tonight

Cincinnati's Fountain Square during the holiday season.
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Cincinnati will officially welcome the holiday season Friday evening with the Light Up the Square event. 

The holiday decorations and the tree on Fountain Square will be turned on for the first time.

Festivities will begin at 6PM, with live music from Eclipse and the Cincy Brass, and a special performance by SCPA’s musical theater group.

Revelers can also expect special appearances from the likes of Drew and Lea Lachey, as well as Santa Claus.

Fountain Square will also feature plenty of food, music, ice skating and a fireworks show.

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