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Donald Trump speaking at one of his rallys

The presidential race has shifted a big share of Ohio voters from their traditional political party alignments. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze talked with a long-time political consultant about the shifts he expects will continue after Nov. 8.

Gerald Austin consulted primarily with Democratic campaigns, and now works with students from Brazil, India and Liberia who want a close look at national politics through Ohio’s eyes.

He says what they’re seeing now is an energized group of Trump supporters.

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A new poll of Ohio voters reveals a lot of things about their attitudes toward the presidential candidates. A lot of the same sentiments were reflected among the voters who were among the first to show up for early voting this morning. 

The Baldwin Wallace poll included the horse-race question: Hillary Clinton up by 9 points over Donald Trump if the election were held today. And for some, it was: early voting began at 8 a.m.

phot of Hillary Clinton at Columbus rally

Some of Ohio’s top Republicans are pulling their support from their presidential nominee, and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton visited the battleground state to try to further shift momentum in her favor. 

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Hillary Clinton was greeted by a about 18,000 people in the center of Ohio State University’s campus following her second debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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The revelations of Republican Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women and a Wikileaks dump of Wall Street speeches by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton may have some Ohioans reconsidering their presidential vote.  There are rules on who you can and can’t vote for.

When US Sen. Rob Portman said he won’t vote Trump for president, he said he’d write in Trump’s running mate Mike Pence. Secretary of State spokesman Josh Eck has some advice for anyone considering writing in their presidential vote.

It's the next meet-up between the two major-party presidential candidates.  Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump face off at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, October 9th,  beginning at 9pm.   It's a different format than their first debate.  This will be in the style of a town hall meeting with questions coming both from the moderator and the audience.

How can  you be certain that the responses from Clinton and Trump are truthful?   NPR will have a team of journalists fact-checking the debate in real time.