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This year, the political battle for Ohio voters is fiercer than ever. With a tight U.S. Senate race and mere percentage points separating the candidates for President, WKSU reporters are busy covering the story behind the stories to bring you the best information and help you make educated decisions in the November elections.



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Ohio voters might be tired of the ads, but take their role seriously
Early voting begins Tuesday with lines, and talk of hope and change

One of those swing states is Ohio, where early voting began yesterday . More than a million people have signed up for mail-in ballots and thousands more began voting in person. From member station WKSU, M.L. Schultze reports that swing voters in Ohio are taking their role seriously.
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Budget office pegs Issue 2 cost at $11-15 million
Dems say numbers are skewed because budget office is tied to Gov. Kasich

The state budget office says Issue 2, the redistricting reform proposal on this November’s ballot, would cost Ohio $11-15 million.  WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.
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Debate may delay decision to vote early in Ohio
Some may hold on until after Wednesday night

Today begins early voting in Ohio, with county boards of elections sending out hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots and holding polling hours on most weekdays so people can vote in person. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on what’s expected in the early days of early voting.
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Obama and Romney competing for early voters in Ohio
Both campaigns are taking advantage of the only week where voters can register and vote at the same time

The campaigns for the President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are busy this week as early voting begins. Emily McCord reports from member station WYSO that both teams are launching bus tours and other efforts to get Ohioans to the polls.
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Both parties using different methods to motivate early voters
People are taking advantage of voting and registering to vote in the same week

Early voting is now underway in Ohio – and the push to get voters to the polls started before dawn.   Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports the campaigns have two different methods in this early voting season with one common goal – getting their voters out in bigger numbers.
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Early voters show up at the polls
Democrats hold a rally at their Akron HQ and then walk to the Board of Elections next door

Summit County election officials say they sent out 50,000 absentee ballots today (Tues) on the first day of early voting. They also had a pretty good turnout of people coming in person to cast their ballots. WKSU’s Mark Urycki filed this report.
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Mail-in ballot requests coming on strong in Ohio; also, some need-to-knows about early voting
Early voting starts Tuesday and voters are responding to Ohio's first-ever statewide absentee mailing

Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections are preparing for early voting to begin tomorrow.  And WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that early indications are voters are responding big to a statewide mailing of absentee ballot applications.
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Ohio's early voting starts this week
 Secretary of State Jon Husted thinks the state is ready for it

Nearly a million Ohioans have returned absentee ballot request forms, asking for paper ballots from county boards of elections. And for those who’d like to cast an early ballot in person, voting starts Tuesday October 2nd at locations specified by local boards of elections. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles says Ohio’s top elections official thinks early voting is looking good so far.
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Longtime Republican urges vote for redistricting proposal
Ohio Newspaper Poll shows 48 percent of Ohioans say they’ll vote against the proposal

The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association is the latest group to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment to change the redistricting process. The organization joins a long list of groups that have joined the Ohio Republican Party in its opposition to the plan. One long time former Republican state lawmaker and agency head, Joan Lawrence, is coming out in support of the proposal that she says would allow a board made up of ordinary people, not politicians, to draw the lines for congressional and legislative districts. She says the current system allows politicians to pick their voters instead of the other way around.
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Are Northeast Ohioans better off today?
Many answer yes, with signficant caveats

As President Obama and Mitt Romney criss-cross Ohio today, they’ll be pushing different answers to the question of whether people are better off today than they were four years ago. And Ohioans themselves have some different answers to those questions as well.
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Romney meets with manufacturers in Bedford Hts.
Accuses President Obama of being soft on China's unfair trade practices

A suburban Cleveland manufacturing plant was one of the three stops GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney made today as he and his running mate Paul Ryan completed a three-day swing through the state.

At American Steel and Wire in Bedford Heights, Romney listened to seven Ohio manufacturers talk about the challenges they face. All blamed President Obama for what they feel is a difficult business climate. Uncertainty over business regulations and high taxes was a common theme. Some said unfair trade practices by China have hurt.

Gov. Romney accused Mr. Obama of being soft on China, and says he will challenge China for artificially keeping its currency low.
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Candidates criss-cross Ohio
Candidates call on big name to help campaigns

The major candidates for president have been criss crossing the state Wednesday. Both President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney are trying to convince voters to come around to their way of thinking. And, in some cases, they are enlisting the help of well-known people. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.
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Obama leaps 10 points over Romney in Ohio poll
Obama widens his lead in Ohio by four percentage points since August's Quinnipiac poll.

A new poll shows President Barack Obama opening a double-digit lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in two of three key swing states. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler looks into Ohio’s most recent poll numbers.
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Romney talks about business plan in Columbus area
Romney says he wants to lower deductions and exemptions for small businesses.

Presidential candidates have been criss-crossing Ohio today, trying to win votes in this critical swing state. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles was with Republican Mitt Romney in Central Ohio where he was talking about taxes.
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President Obama plays to a full house in Kent
Mr. Obama says the deficit can be cut without devastating the middle class

President Obama brought his economic plans and vision of the next four years to two universities in Ohio Wednesday. First he spoke at Bowling Green State University and then at Kent State, just 30 miles away from where Mitt Romney had an appearance. KSU offocials belive it was the largest crowd ever in their Memorial Athletic Convocation Center. Mark Urycki from member station WKSU’s reports
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