2016 election

Two of the three seats on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners are up for election this year; and at stake is the balance of power between the majority Republicans and the lone Democrat on the commission.

The race between Democratic state representative Denise Driehaus, who is term-limited out of the legislature, and Republican Dennis Joseph Deters, a former Colerain Township trustee who was appointed commissioner when Greg Hartmann resigned in December, is the one that has drawn most of the money and attention this fall.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines. 

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There are two seats up for election next month on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners

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The presidential campaign and upcoming elections haven’'t been a topic of great interest just  here in the United States. 

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Political pundits aren't the only ones following this year's elections, investment professionals also have reason to closely monitor the polls and likely outcomes of the races for the White House and both houses of Congress. 

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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.

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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.

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