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9:15 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Howard Wilkinson Weekly Chat

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the final days of campaigning in Ohio for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

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voter turnout
7:54 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Turnout expected to be Brisk in Ohio and Kentucky

Many area election officials are predicting a bigger voter turnout for this presidential election than four years ago. Hamilton County Board of Elections Director Amy Searcy says she expects between 70 and 73 percent of registered voters will cast ballots.


Deputy Director of the Butler County Board of Elections, Jocyelyn Bucaro says it will likely be about the same as 2008 at close to 70 percent.

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Mock Election
12:04 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Seven Hills students design an election system from scratch

Jen Faber and her class talk about their mock election
WVXU

The results are in, in one of the largest high school mock elections in the country. More than 50,000 ballots were cast in the "Votes" project, including students from Cincinnati's Seven Hills School.


The teenagers in Jen Faber's American History class planned this election from scratch.


"The students designed this election in that they chose to do registration. They created an electoral college system."

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Local News
9:10 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Obama: "We've come too far to turn back now"

President Obama speaks to a crowd of 15,000 at UC (including 2,000 in an overflow area)

Electing Mitt Romney would be a return to policies that have failed in the past and “crashed our economy,’’ President Obama told a full house crowd of 13,500 at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena Sunday night.

The highly charged-up crowd, that was entertained before and after the president’s speech by legendary recording artist Stevie Wonder, roared its approval when Obama appealed to them to help him win the election that takes place on Tuesday and appears now to be too close to call.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

In Ohio, every vote matters

Here we go again.


We’ve seen this movie before.
 

Eight years ago on election night, President George W. Bush was sweating it out in the White House, watching states turn red or blue in what was obviously to be a close race with Democrat John Kerry.


Ohio’s returns kept going back and forth – Kerry in the lead, then Bush, then Kerry again.
The Bush team was sweating bullets. It was going to come down to Ohio.


Finally, late into the night – Ohio was called for Bush.

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