Joe Biden

Melissa Martin and Rita Lewis in Chillicothe
Andy Chow

President-elect Joe Biden won his race to the White House without carrying several battleground states, including Ohio. That means for the first time in 60 years, the state didn't help pick the president, leaving millions of voters there hoping the election had gone the other way.

CNN Newsource

As other states continue to tally the votes in the presidential race, President Donald Trump is making unfounded statements about widespread fraud that other leaders say undermines the election process. Ohio leaders have mixed responses to Trump's claims.

Ohio GOP Chair Jane Timken at election night party
Andy Chow

Ohio Republicans are claiming a Donald Trump victory in the state with more than 5.6 million votes cast and counted. The unofficial results are showing Trump with a more than 8-point lead over Democrat Joe Biden. Election night saw the outcomes turn in a little slower than usual with several big wins for the GOP. 

Andy Chow

The presidential campaigns are heading into the final days of voting before Election Day and the candidates are looking to shore up support in battleground states with one last pitch to voters. Strategists have suggested that getting out the vote among people of color can become a pivotal factor in the race.

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich
Jo Ingles

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s name has been mentioned as a possible choice for a cabinet pick if Democrat Joe Biden gets elected as president. And while that might be attractive to some, the leader of Ohio's Democratic Party says it's not something many Ohio Democrats support.

Joe Biden campaigned in Columbus before Ohio's pandemic shutdowns. Donald Trump frequently campaigned in Ohio in 2016, including at John Glenn Interntional Airport.
Dan Konik/Andy Chow

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in Cleveland was raucous with Trump interrupting his opponent throughout the event. Supporters of both candidates say the style of the debate draws a contrast between the two candidates.

Senators Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R)
Jo Ingles,Statehouse News Bureau

Republican Ohio US Senator Rob Portman has been called a hypocrite in recent days for not doing what he called for in an op-ed back in 2016 – holding off on confirmations for a US Supreme Court justice replacement in a presidential election year. Democratic Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who urged confirmation in 2016, has changed his position too. But they both say things are different now.

Trump and Biden ads
Biden and Trump campaigns

A group that monitors advertising buys says President Trump’s campaign has canceled previously scheduled ads set to air this week in Ohio.  

President Trump in Columbus, March 2016
Jo Ingles

Labor Day marks the point when campaigns ramp up visits to states. The itineraries for in-person campaigning haven’t been finalized yet. Republican President Donald Trump has been to various parts of Ohio a few times this summer. Democrat Joe Biden’s hasn’t been campaigning much in person anywhere but he’s expected to start doing more of that soon. 

Joe Biden did a campaign stop in Columbus in March, a few weeks before COVID-19 shutdowns began.
Daniel Konik

A little over two weeks before the Democratic National Convention meets mostly virtually, Ohio Democrats held their own virtual convention this weekend – hearing presentations from the party’s likely nominee and the woman who may be his running mate.

Gov. John Kasich
Dan Konik

Former Ohio Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will be speaking for likely nominee Joe Biden at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Some Ohio Democrats are blasting the idea on social media. But there are reasons why Democrats could benefit from Kasich’s appearance.

Joe Biden campaigned in Columbus before Ohio's pandemic shutdowns. Donald Trump frequently campaigned in Ohio in 2016, including at John Glenn Interntional Airport.
Dan Konik/Andy Chow

A new Quinnipiac poll of registered voters shows Ohio may be a swing state once again. The race between President Trump and likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden is a virtual dead heat with a little over four months to go before the November election.

Top: Democrat Joe Biden, Bottom: Republican Donald Trump
Statehouse News Bureau

A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows Democratic Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only Democrat in the race who would beat Republican President Donald Trump if the election were held today. 

Andy Chow

Vice President Joe Biden was in Columbus Wednesday to make an official announcement about new labor rules that are sending shock waves around the country.