Here are some things to think about while you are rejoicing over or bemoaning the fact that Ohio put Barack Obama over the top and gave him another four years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Think ground game.
Think a Democratic electorate – particularly African-Americans – riled up over their deeply held belief that top Ohio Republicans were doing everything they could to suppress the vote.
And think Jeep.
Jeep, as in the vehicle Chrysler makes in Toledo, Ohio.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – After declaring victory tonight, Senator Brown lost his voice, and his wife, Connie Schultz, delivered most of this speech. The remarks as prepared are below:
Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won.
Only a year ago we gathered to celebrate the defeat of Issue 2, an undisguised assault on the middle class.
Just like this fall, we fought back against secretive out-of-state forces that wanted to impose THEIR will upon OUR great state.
Some updated results from the Hamilton County Board of Elections:Precincts Reporting 515 of 545
County Sheriff:Jim Neil 189,356 52.64%Sean D. Donovan 170,355 47.36%
County Prosecutor:Joseph T. Deters 216,390 59.04%Janaya Trotter 150,133 40.96%
Clerk of Courts:Tracy Winkler 192,026 53.76%Pam Thomas 165,167 46.24%
Here are some links to more local election results:
Hamilton County Board of Elections:
Butler County Board of Elections:
Warren County Board of Elections:
Clermont County Board of Elections:
The chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Elections said Hamilton County could have had as many as 20,000 provisional ballots cast today, with the majority of them coming from Democratic areas.
"There's no final count, but it could be between 15,000 and 20,000,'' said Tim Burke, who is also chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.