election 2016

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NICK CASTELE / IDEASTREAM

The city of Bedford and village of Walton Hills are neighbors in the southeast suburbs of Cleveland. They share a school district. But in this year’s presidential election, they voted for different candidates. Donald Trump carried Walton Hills with 58 percent of the vote, and 72 percent in Bedford chose Hillary Clinton. In these two communities, Democrats and Republicans wonder just how the next president will deliver on his many promises.

 

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The head of the Ohio Republican Party is likely to have a challenger to his re-election to that position next month. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges raised concerns about Donald Trump several times, and Trump’s campaign had blasted Borges personally at one point. Former Ohio Republican Party chair Kevin DeWine hinted a few weeks ago that Borges could be in trouble.

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STATE OF OHIO

More than 1.87 million Ohioans voted early absentee, more than in any other election in state history.  Secretary of State Jon Husted has certified the results of the 2016 election, and even though polls showed the major party candidates were unpopular, turnout was topped 71 percent, more than a half a point higher than in 2012.

 

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KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Northeast Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan has lost his long-shot campaign to unseat Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But, he says his challenge of the long-time leader has opened up conversations among Democrats about finding ways to bring back blue-collar voters who helped elect Donald Trump president. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on how Ryan plans to contribute to that effort.

Tim Ryan
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Northeast Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan today lost his bid to unseat long-time Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But he believes his effort will help Democrats win back the many blue-collar voters who voted for Donald Trump for president.

The Democratic Caucus voted 134 to 63 to retain Pelosi. But Ryan says his two week campaign challenge has sparked a conversation among Democrats on the economic issues they missed during the presidential race.

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