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Ohio officially certifies general election results; state saw record turnout of 74%

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose officially certified Ohio’s 2020 general election results on Friday morning.

  ‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

Gov. DeWine says Ohioans must ‘respect the result’ of election; predicts COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by December

Ohio voters break Election Day record

Issue 68: Clevelanders approve tax increase for schools; CMSD CEO says he’s “grateful”

Done with the election? Recycle your campaign signs starting today

Akron passes charter amendment requiring release of police body, dashboard camera footage following the use of force

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Issue 49: Strongsville fire levy goes down by an 8 point margin

  Issue 73: Voters defeat Parma City Schools levy

President Trump projected to win Ohio in 2020 election, according to unofficial CBS results

LeBron James endorses Democratic candidate Biden; President Trump’s supporters chant ‘LeBron James sucks’ at rally (video)

  African-American siblings in Cleveland remark on being minority voice on Election Day

  Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse scores early on Election Day as polling location

Police warn of scam call advising Ohioans to ‘hold off’ on voting until Wednesday due to long lines

The Akron Police Department warned Ohio voters about a scam call circulating throughout the state on Election Day.

  Poll workers at Mentor Senior Center made sure they made voters feel safe during pandemic

While many placed their votes on Tuesday morning, one thing was on their mind: Would it be safe?

  Ohio woman crashes car into polling location, stills casts vote on Election Day (photo)

The Ohio secretary of state provided an update to how the first half of Election Day has progressed at polling locations across the state.

  Black Lives Matter, other equity messages on clothing allowed at polls in Ohio; political garb must be covered to vote

More than half of voters in Cuyahoga County have cast their ballots.

Ohio voters cast 3.4 million ballots before Election Day, shattering records

Power outage causes polling location change for some Akron voters

  Man arrested at Cuyahoga County BOE one day before Election Day following altercation outside the polls

  Last day of early in-person voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections brought out the crowds

Justice Department officials to monitor Cuyahoga County polling sites, 43 other places nationwide

Cleveland mayor, city officials discuss security preparations for Tuesday’s president election

Supporters of President Trump demonstrate at site of Democratic candidate Biden’s campaign stop in Cleveland (photos)

Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Cleveland to demonstrate during Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign rally on Monday.

  Democratic nominee Biden holds last-ditch campaign stop in Cleveland on day before presidential election

Campaigning for the presidential election is coming down to the wire, and Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden appeared in Northeast Ohio on Monday.

Last day of early voting ahead of Nov. 3 election; what you need to know

Today is the last day for early voting.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to campaign Monday in Cleveland

Additional details will be released later on.

  Voter intimidation case involving 2 men indicted in Cuyahoga County is working through civil, criminal courts

Two men have been indicted in Cuyahoga County on charges related to a voter intimidation scam that targeted Black voters in Cleveland and East Cleveland, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office.

Officials warn residents of Election Day scam calls in Cuyahoga County

The robocalls told residents polling places will be closed Tuesday.

Ohio native and golf legend Jack Nicklaus issues endorsement for President Trump

Jack Nicklaus said he has “learned to look past” President Donald Trump’s tweets while officially endorsing him over Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.

  Misguided robocall to Greater Cleveland’s Black community discourages them from voting by mail

Imagine being so desperate to get your candidate to win, you go so low as to intimidate voters.

  2 indicted in voter intimidation scam that targeted Black communities in Northeast Ohio

Two men have been indicted in Cuyahoga County on charges related to a voter intimidation scam that targeted Black voters in Cleveland and East Cleveland, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office.

  Ohio officials urge people to request absentee ballots no later than Tuesday

Ohio officials recommend requesting an absentee ballot no later than October 27th in order for your vote will be counted in time.

Spin scooters offer free rides to the polls on election day

Spin scooters offer free rides to the polls on election day.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

The delays are a worrisome sign for voters who still have not returned their absentee ballots.

Kamala Harris to be in Cleveland Saturday

Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris will campaign in Cleveland on Saturday.

Record number of poll worker volunteers in Ohio, but Cuyahoga County still below staffing goal

Cuyahoga County needs 294 volunteers before Nov. 3 to meet the county’s poll worker staffing goal.

'Clean up dirty politics’: Westlake car wash has fun with upcoming presidential election

A Westlake car wash is trying to provide some fun for its customers as the upcoming presidential election nears.

Secretary of State LaRose says Russian, Iranian election interference efforts did not impact Ohio voters

LaRose referenced a FBI report that concluded Iran and Russia obtained voter registration information with the goal of interfering in the 2020 general election.

Drive up and drop off: Cleveland Main Post Office to accept ballots in parking lot starting next week

This service will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Delayed ballots are in the mail, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says

Voters who requested absentee ballots should get them in the mail this week.

Kamala Harris still planning campaign stop in Cleveland following Friday cancellation

Harris was scheduled to visit Cleveland on Friday, Oct. 16, but had to cancel due to two people associated with the campaign contracting coronavirus.

  Rocky River homeowner’s 2-story President Trump display is turning heads

Like him or not, you can’t miss the display promoting the President of the United States on Lake Road in Rocky River.

Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

Wisconsin last week set new daily records for positive coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

Kamala Harris' Cleveland visit canceled after 2 people associated with campaign contract coronavirus

The Associated Press reports Kamala Harris will cease travel until Sunday, Oct. 18 after 2 people associated with the Biden-Harris campaign tested positive for COVID-19.

  Cleveland-based company, marred in absentee ballot controversy spanning from Pennsylvania to Ohio

Midwest Direct is a local mailing, printing, and shipping company based in Cleveland. They’re now at the center of a controversy regarding absentee ballots.

Poll: Presidential race a tossup in Ohio

The poll said Biden is up 5-points in Pennsylvania and down 2-points in Ohio.

A senior warning sign for Trump: ‘Go Biden’ cry at Villages

Sara Branscome’s golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shops and entertainment venues that bills itself as “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.”

Election drips stress on top of COVID-19 and doctors are concerned

Since March, people have been dealing with the stress of how to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summit County voters face absentee ballot delay, Board of Elections says

Absentee ballots were scheduled to be mailed Oct. 6. But Summit County absentee voters won't receive their ballot before Oct. 13.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Ohio order limiting ballot drop boxes to a single site in each county

The judge is blocking the Ohio Secretary of State's order from Monday to allow counties to establish numerous ballot dropboxes, as long as the collections occur at the same site.

  Voters in Cuyahoga County frustrated with mail-in issues after applications get rejected

As of Wednesday, 32,009 ballot applications were ruled invalid in Cuyahoga County.Of those, 21,356 were rejected because the date of birth was not provided.

Fly on Pence’s head generates buzz in VP debate

A fly was all the buzz online when it landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair during the debate.

  Cuyahoga County Board of Elections director shares what measures are in place to prevent voter fraud

Tony Perlatti says even with a record-setting number of mail in ballots expected to come in this year, his team is confident there won’t be any issues.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from Pence and Harris VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris tussled Wednesday in the first and only vice presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election, coming as the coronavirus sidelined President Donald Trump at the White House.

‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

He became an overnight sensation following his question during the second presidential debate of 2016 as an undecided voter, but Ken Bone is now sharing his thoughts on the 2020 race.

Records set at all major Northeast Ohio counties for early, in-person voting

Tuesday was the first day Ohio voters could show up in person, and cast a ballot for the November presidential election, and records were broken.

  Record-breaking numbers on first day of early voting in Cuyahoga County

The early options for voters to cast a ballot in the upcoming presidential election are now available in Ohio.

  ‘Souls to the Polls’: Cuyahoga County seniors given free transportation to vote

Due to the health concerns of COVID-19, many voters who use to cast their ballots in the apartment complexes have been instructed to go elsewhere.

Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.

  Will Cuyahoga County vote to pass new levy? Cleveland Metropolitan School District hopes they do

Issue 68 will be one of the topics Cuyahoga County voters will get to decide on in November.

  Ohio secretary of state rules that counties can set up multiple ballot collection boxes at single site

The secretary of state for Ohio issued an order on Monday that will allow counties to establish numerous ballot dropboxes, as long as the collections occur at the same site.

Gov. DeWine says White House didn’t reach out following President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis

Jake Tapper told Gov. DeWine that President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and political advisor Hope Hicks were possibly contagious at Tuesday’s presidential debate in Cleveland.

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests among lawmakers have raised fears of virus outbreak.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tests positive for COVID-19 after prepping President Trump for debate

He said he will seek medical attention later today.

  Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive, “are both well at this time” and plan to remain at the White House while recovering and being closely monitored, according to a statement from his physician, Dr. Sean Conley.

  Voting machines in Cuyahoga County tested ahead of Election Day

We are four and a half weeks away from the election, and already there are questions about if it will be a fair one.

Former VP Joe Biden releases statement on President Trump and first lady’s COVID-19 diagnoses

"We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family."

VP Mike Pence tests negative for COVID-19, press secretary says

President Trump announced he and the first lady tested positive for coronavirus early Friday morning on Twitter.

Ohio officials comment on President Trump and first lady’s positive COVID-19 test results

President Trump announced he and the first lady tested positive for coronavirus early Friday morning on Twitter.

  Councilman Basheer Jones demands changes to the criminal justice system in Cleveland

The Ward 7 leader rallied with the Black Voters Matter organization to demand changes in the Ohio criminal justice system, especially when it comes to Blacks.

Why you won’t see our reporters in masks at the first presidential debate in Cleveland

Tanaka and Nelson will return to wearing masks while they work after the debate coverage.

‘Dinner and Debate’ event urging people to exercise their voting rights

Guests can enjoy free food trucks, live entertainment and a debate watch party.

Ohio politicians react to Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to SCOTUS

Barrett was nominated to the United States' highest court on Saturday afternoon.

How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate

For some, the debates represent the most important moments in the 2020 campaign’s closing days, a rare opportunity for millions of voters to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side-by-side on prime-time television.

USPS: Postal box near debate location to close for 4 days

The box located outside University Center Post Office will temporarily close.

University Hospitals: Trauma Center prepared for President, VP’s visit to Cleveland for 2020 debate

University Hospitals addressed President Trump and Vice President Joe Biden's upcoming Cleveland visit for the 2020 presidential debate.

Trump, Biden race a tossup in Ohio ahead of Tuesday’s debate

The poll said 33 percent to 49 percent of participants plan to vote absentee in the general election.

Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

In court papers filed Tuesday, the Trump administration suggested the court hear arguments in the case in December, potentially with a new justice appointed by the president in place.

Report: Order to shorten count wasn’t made by Census Bureau

The report by the Office of Inspector General did not identify who made the decision to shorten the 2020 census from the end of October to the end of September, but it said bureau officials confirm it was not made by them.