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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.

Northeast Ohio voters talk about money, politics, Romney and Obama and the Senate race
Here the thoughts of Ohio's voters

After months of being  pushed, prodded and pursuaded, Ohio voters finally  had their say today. And here are some of their thoughts on the candidates and the campaigns.
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Summit County delay

Summit County has some long lines today.   Deputy Elections Director Kim Zurz told WKSU that she wished she had twice as many poll workers..
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Civil rights leader says voters are energized by voting obstacles
Voters have been determined to make their votes count, despite any issues they may face

Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson is in Columbus today, watching the statewide elections. He says new voting restrictions are making it harder for Ohioans to vote but he says those who are standing in long lines at polling places are resolved to make their votes count.
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Election Night predictions results
Strategists make their predictions of which Presidential candidate will win the elections.

With the polls closing soon and results hours away, campaign experts are among those trying to predict what will happen and when. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down with two longtime strategists to ask them their thoughts.
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First Ohio precinct results
Sherrod Brown is ahead of Josh Mandel in Northeast Ohio polls 

Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports that the first Ohio precinct are tabulating the results with Sherrod Brown leading in Northeast Ohio.
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Polling problems
Voters encounter problems at polling locations across Ohio

WCPN's Nick Castele reports people have been encountering polling problems across Ohio.
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Ohio ballot levies
A lot of money is on the line for libraries.

Northeast Ohioans came out today to vote for the next President of the United States, but many also had to consider different local issues on the ballot. WKSU's Tim Rudion reports more on the topic.
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Voters are highly divided between the candidates
Election ads have tapped into voter's feelings on issues

John Green, a political science professor at the University of Akron, talks with WKSU's M.L. Schultze about the division between voters and their feelings on politics in Washington.
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Sutton in the lead
Jim Renacci is slightly behind Sutton in the election polls

Incumbnent congressman Jim Renacci is trailing behind congresswoman Betty Sutton in polls, but not by much. WCPN's Bill Rice and WKSU's Kabir Bhatia report from the candidates' headquarters.
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16th district race between Betty Sutton and Jim Renacci
Voters talk about their dislike for the back and forth ads

WKSU's M.L. Schultze talks with John Green, a political science professor at the University of Akron, about the 16th district race between Betty Sutton and Jim Renacci.
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School levies
Toledo looking bad, but Akron and Cleveland may pass.

Many cities across Ohio had levies on the ballot, but all may not be passed. State Impact reporter Ida Lieszkovszky has more. 
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Voter behavior
Election ads, the presidential debates and economic issues have had a strong influence on voters

John Green, a political science professor at the University of Akron, talks with WKSU's M.L. Schultze and WCPN's David Molpus about voters' concerns over the economy affecting their voting choices.
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Statewide races update
Obama has two-point lead across Ohio; Brown ahead of Mandel; Issue 2 may not pass

Democratic headquarters are already celebrating Sherrod Brown for the win, but Mandel supporters aren't losing hope. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports on updates.
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Ohio's flooding of ads
Voters are flattered and overwhelmed by the abundance of election ads

John Green, a political professor at the University of Akron talks with WKSU's M.L. Schultze about why Ohio is a big focus for political ads.
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Brown projected winner, Mandel still holding on
Senator Sherrod Brown in the lead for office. 

Polls read that Brown is ahead, but Mandle won't accept defeat. WCPN's Brian Bull has more.   
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Brown delivers victory speech for win
Polls show Senator Sherrod Brown won another term in Ohio; Jesse Jackson came to support senator. 

Senator Sherrod Brown gave his victory speech after polls were tallied. Rev. Jesse Jackcson spoke at Democrat headquaters in support of Brown's efforts. KSU's Kevin Niedermire reports on Brown's win.
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