2016 election

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Hillary Clinton supporters gathered to hear from former President Bill Clinton at a Friday afternoon rally in Cincinnati's Washington Park. He told the crowd Clinton will encourage cooperation not conflict.

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Voters were streaming in the Hamilton County Board of Elections Wednesday morning to cast ballots on this first day of early voting in Ohio.

The Russians may be good at computer hacking, but they are not good enough to hack into Ohio's voting system, mainly because it is not connected to the internet.

And, as local election officials and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted say, there are paper records of every vote cast, to be used as a back-up.

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A group that wants Norwood voters to decriminalize marijuana will have to argue its case Monday before the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

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Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is calling for a number of reforms to the country's criminal justice system.  She spoke before the NAACP's national convention in Cincinnati Monday. 

The Republican National Convention is underway this week.  

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Hillary Clinton was in town Sunday for a fundraising dinner, followed Monday by a campaign event with Elizabeth Warren at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Donald Trump is scheduled to come to Cincinnati next Wednesday for a fundraiser. 

Donald Trump and (presumably) Hillary Clinton will be the featured bout in this November's election in the key swing state of Ohio, the bellwether of presidential elections for as long as anyone can remember.

But the undercard fight in Ohio is a pretty good one too.

Ohio's amazing "Golden Week" – the week before the deadline for voter registration where Ohioans can register to vote and cast their ballots at the same time.

Amazing, because it seems to keep materializing and de-materializing.

Abracadabra! Hocus pocus! Now you see it; now you don't.


We're in the middle of a full week without a primary, but that doesn't mean there has been a lull in the race to the White House. The candidates and their campaigns are keeping things interesting, if not all that presidential.

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about a variety of topics - what it would take for John Kasich to pull off the GOP presidential nomination, the high-stakes contest between Rob Portman and Ted Strickland, and newcomer Warren Davidson's win last week in the 8th Ohio Congressional District. 


Political pundits were calling it Super Tuesday II. Yesterday, voters in five states – including Ohio – chose the candidate they want representing their party in the November presidential election. Ohio Governor John Kasich won his home state’s primary, picking up his first victory and all 66 Ohio delegates. And increasing the chances of a contested convention in Cleveland this July. Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Ohio.

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Former President Bill Clinton made a swing thru Cincinnati Friday to campaign for his wife, Democratic nominee hopeful Hillary Clinton. The former president encouraged a crowd in Clifton to vote for Clinton because she'll make a difference.

The two Democrats and two Republicans on the Hamilton County Board of Elections can’t go too long without a tussle; and they had been way too agreeable with each other lately.

That ended last Monday over the name of a candidate for Hamilton County commissioner. That name – actually a candidate’s middle name – set off a row between the Democrats and Republicans on the board.

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Suspended juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter, convicted of a felony last year and facing a criminal trial in January, has taken out petitions to run as a Democrat for her now-vacant seat on the Hamilton County juvenile court bench.

She will not be an official candidate until she files the petitions by the Dec. 16 deadline and has her petitions certified by the Hamilton County Board of Elections.