Mitt Romney http://wmub.org en Ohio's Electoral College members meet Monday http://wmub.org/post/ohios-electoral-college-members-meet-monday <p>Ohio's 18 members of the Electoral College - all pledged to vote for President Obama and Vice President Biden - meet at noon Monday at the Statehouse in Columbus to do their duty.</p><p>Lists of 18 electors were submitted by both political parties before the election. Since Obama won Ohio on Nov. 6 with 50.7 percent of the vote, the 18 people submitted by the Democrats will take their seats in the Ohio Senate chamber Monday.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:42:06 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 6954 at http://wmub.org Ohio's Electoral College members meet Monday Southwest Ohio: Red on the edges, blue in the middle http://wmub.org/post/southwest-ohio-red-edges-blue-middle <p>Now that the votes are officially counted, it’s time to empty the notebook on the 2012 election and turn the page. Here are&nbsp; some parting thoughts:</p><p><br><strong>Big Blue</strong>: One of the enduring myths of American politics, if you talk to many pundits and politicos around the country, is that Cincinnati is rock-solid Republican country.</p><p><br>Maybe they confuse the city with the county and the region as a whole, which definitely has a red due. Or maybe it goes back to the fact that the Taft political dynasty came from the Queen City.</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 6629 at http://wmub.org Southwest Ohio: Red on the edges, blue in the middle Obama, four-year terms gain in final vote count http://wmub.org/post/obama-four-year-terms-gain-final-vote-count <p>The only relatively close ballot issue in Hamilton County in the Nov. 6 election - Issue 4, which sets Cincinnati city council terms at four years instead of two - picked up votes in the official vote count released this morning and passed easily.</p><p>President Obama, too, picked up votes and widened his lead over Republican Mitt Romney in Hamilton County.</p><p>When all the provisional ballots and overseas and military ballots were added, Issue 4 passed with 51.4 percent of the vote. The unofficial election night total had the issue passing with 51 percent.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:41:02 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 6457 at http://wmub.org Obama, four-year terms gain in final vote count Will Ohio's Democratic ground game work in 2014? http://wmub.org/post/will-ohios-democratic-ground-game-work-2014 <p>Ohio Democrats were feeling pretty good Wednesday morning, once the votes had been tallied Tuesday night.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>They managed to edge out a win in the Buckeye State for President Obama – 50.18 percent of the unofficial vote count for Obama, 48.18 percent for Mitt Romney.</p><p><br>And they managed to get Ohio’s Democratic senator, Sherrod Brown, re-elected over Republican challenger Josh Mandel, despite an avalanche of Super PAC money blanketing the state with TV ads trying to tear Brown down.</p> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 5945 at http://wmub.org Will Ohio's Democratic ground game work in 2014? Obama's Ohio win closer this time, but a win is a win http://wmub.org/post/obamas-ohio-win-closer-time-win-win <p>Four years ago, politicos on both sides were stunned when the formerly rock-solid Hamilton County was won by Barack Obama by a margin of 29,683 votes, taking 54 percent of the county to 46 percent for GOP nominee John McCain.</p><p>This year, the GOP and the Romney-Ryan campaign rolled the dice on winning back Hamilton County, one of the handful of linchpin counties that can make or break a presidential campaign in Ohio.</p><p>Again, though, they lost.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:41:39 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 5849 at http://wmub.org Obama's Ohio win closer this time, but a win is a win