November 5th, 2012
03:53 PM ET
9 years ago

Provisional ballots could be key if Ohio margin razor thin

(CNN) - Why does Ohio matter?

When it comes to deciding the presidential race, you have probably heard the oft-mentioned narrative: No Republican candidate in recent memory has claimed victory without first winning the Buckeye State. And a diverse state like Ohio, with 18 electoral votes, has long been evenly split between the two parties.

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  1. truth hurts

    Democrats are casting multiple votes in different polling places. How is THAT being prevented? Is it all becoming very clear to people why the leftiest Democrats oppose voter IDs?!! Far easier to steal close elections that way.

    November 5, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    THis is why the GOP/Teatrolls will have their operatives all over the polling outlets in Cincinatti and Cleveland and other spots where high minority voter turnout is extremely likely. They'll be challenging every third vote in hopes they can divest people of their rights in order to swing the state. I told you think weeks ago CNN and you're just now deciding to ublish a story about it? Ohio's vote counting may very well end up in the SCOTUS because of the massive effort we're going to see from the Teatrolls to suppress minority and likely-Dem votes. Their hope is that people annoyed with their ballot being challenged won't bother to defend it. It's all just more cynical election manipulation from the GOP.

    "Democrats are casting multiple votes in different polling places. How is THAT being prevented?"

    You need evidence and proof first, not just a tinfoil hat, a handful of shrooms and 2,000 hours clocked on Faux Noise in the past 12 months.

    November 5, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  3. jkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    Truth hurts@ your a gop stooge and loser ,the romneytanic will be hitting the obamaburg on the night of Nov 6 and I hear they want you on,board ,but don't call fema if you run into trouble ,lyin Ryan already cut all funding ,sorry!!!!!!

    November 5, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Truth – You are a moron. With all the voter suppression, the GOP isn't even allowing people to vote who waited in line for over 6 hours. By the way, Mittens is casting a vote in a state he no longer lives in.

    November 5, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. BDC

    One of the polls today says that Romney will take Ohio by a landslide, I heard it on a talk show out of Ohio. They said the voters are purposely being misled to think it is close when it really isn't. I hope it happens. I will never believe another poll again. Obama is sunk. He has nothing to camaign about. His record is nothing he can campaign on that is for sure. So he has to attack Romney.

    November 5, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. Getoverit

    So Truth hurts posts his opinion here, and every response is either name calling or personal insults. Nothing to do with substance at all. What a sad group of little Obamabots. I guess the truth does hurt...

    November 5, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |