News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio




State House races could be heading for a recount
None fall within the automatic recount margin, but two Democrats and a Republican are within striking distance -- and provisional ballots could make a big difference
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
This story is part of a special series.


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Several Statehouse races could hang on the provisional ballots that Ohio’s boards of elections won’t even begin counting until Saturday.  WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the impact of election results that begin coming in long after Election Day.

SCHULTZE: Provisional counts, then maybe a recount

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:47)


SCHULTZE: Abridged Provisional counts, then maybe a recount

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:26)


Ohio’s Democrats launched a fundraising appeal late last week to help with recounts in two races for the Ohio House of Representatives. 

For now, both of those races are beyond the threshold Ohio sets for automatic recounts – a margin of one-half of one percent.

The closest to that threshold is the 7th state House district in southern and eastern Cuyahoga County. Republican Mike Dovilla holds a 305-vote lead over Democrat Matt Patton out of the nearly 54,000 votes cast. About 2,000 more votes cast in the district are what’s called “provisional,” meaning there are questions about addresses or other issues – and meaning they won’t be counted until Saturday at the earliest.

Cuyahoga leans Democratic, though the GOP-dominated apportionment board redrew the lines of Dovilla’s district  to include predominantly Republican areas.  Democratic spokesman Jerod Kurtz says that makes even being close a victory of sorts.

“No one expected us to actually be within range of actually picking up seats following redistricting. The Republicans did everything they could to rig the system, and draw these lines, so we are in a very strong spot here, and we are looking forward to making sure every vote is counted.”

Another district where Democrats smell a recount is the 98th, which covers all of Tuscarawas County and a good chunk of Holmes County. Republican Al Landis has a 270-vote lead over Democrat Josh O’Farrell, with some 2,000 provisionals outstanding there. Both of those counties went for Mitt Romney for president Tuesday – Holmes by a 3-1 margin. Still, Kurtz says provisionals all over are likely to lean Democratic.

But if he’s wrong, Democrats race their own risk of a recount. Democrat Nick Barborak is ahead of Craig Newbold by fewer than 400 votes in Columbiana County – which also went strongly or Romney.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

The postal workers union is challenging mail-sorting closures in Ohio
Do not close the akron facilaty for mail processing. This will severly deminish mail service to the northeast ohio area, Cleveland can not handle this burden.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park OK's sharpshooters to thin deer herds
In this article you mention that the Mule Deer Foundation is a "hunting group" in reality the Mule Deer Foundation is a conservation group that is over 25 years...

Clarence Bozeman: In the driver's seat of history
I believe he was a teacher of mine as James Ford Rhodes. My favorite teacher of all time! Loved learning this part of his amazing history.

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University