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Clinton wins popular vote by 2.9 million: Should we keep Electoral College?

  • 5:05 pm Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer

By Lisa Lerer
Associated Press

Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.

Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million votes — 48 percent — to Trump’s 62,979,636 million votes, or 46 percent.

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Clinton is the fifth presidential candidate in American history to win the popular vote and lose the Electoral College. Democrat Al Gore, the only other presidential candidate this century to come up short in the Electoral College but claim a popular [More]

Take our poll: Should Trump administration pursue charges against Hillary Clinton?

  • 10:22 am Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer

By Laurie Kellman

Associated Press

President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t wish to pursue” further investigations into Hillary Clinton‘s email practices, a top adviser said Tuesday, a turnaround from all the campaign rallies when Trump roused supporters to chants of “lock her up.”

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“I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can help her heal then perhaps that’s a good thing,” Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

That comes after months of Trump nicknaming his Democratic rival “Crooked Hillary,” questioning whether the [More]

New poll says it’s tied in Ohio: Who would you vote for

  • 9:03 pm Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Staff Writer

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The poll of 500 likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent. The two polls show the presidential race in Ohio is extremely close.

But the poll indicates Trump is losing ground among independent voters. In last month’s poll, Trump held a 27-point advantage among independents compared to a smaller 6-point lead in the new poll.

“If Clinton takes the lead among independents, she wins Ohio,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Research Center in Boston.

The poll also showed Republican Sen. Rob Portman leading 46-to-31 percent over former Democratic governor Ted Strickland.

Take our poll: Who won the debate?

  • 9:20 pm Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are debating tonight for the last time.

Election Day is less than 20 days away. Here’s a look at some of the comments on Twitter about tonight’s debate.

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Take our poll: Who won the debate, Clinton or Trump?

  • 9:39 pm Sunday, October 9th, 2016 by Staff Writer

The tone of the debate Sunday was a lot different than the first one.

From the controversial sexual related comments Donald Trump made caught on tape to Hillary Clinton saying Trump is unfit to be president, the debate quickly turned into a lot of attacks.

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Here’s a look at some of the comments on Twitter about the debate tonight.

Celebrities help open new Clinton offices

  • 6:34 pm Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Actress Kristin Davis and former Olympic skater Michelle Kwan will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Ohio this week as the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign opens organizing offices in Mason, Lima and Grove City.

Davis and Kwan will join volunteers, staff and Ohio Democrats in opening the  offices, which serve as hubs for the campaign’s organizing activities, according to the campaign. The new offices are in addition to 12 others in Ohio.

Davis will be at the Mason office opening at 7 p.m. at 117 N. Main Street and then on Thursday join Clinton supporters for coffee in Cincinnati and phone bank volunteers [More]

What did Hillary Clinton say about Orlando tragedy during Ohio visit?

  • 4:19 pm Monday, June 13th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addressed the Orlando shooting tragedy during remarks in Cleveland today.

Here’s the complete text of her remarks:

“I am absolutely delighted to be back in Cleveland and to be here at the Industrial Innovation Center. I’ve had a chance to learn about the great work you’re doing.

I especially want to applaud ‘Team Wendy’ for everything you do to protect our troops, first responders, and others from Traumatic Brain Injury. It is so important that we continue to support those who protect us.

Thank you. Thank you all. It’s good to be back in Cleveland, I can tell [More]

Watch Hillary Clinton live from Cleveland

  • 12:36 pm Monday, June 13th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is about to speak in Cleveland.

She is expected to address gun violence after the Orlando shooting. Clinton cancelled a fundraiser in Cincinnati because of the attack that killed 50 people at a dance club.

Clinton is set to speak sometime after 12:40 p.m.

You can watch Clinton’s address from Cleveland live here

Today’s hot political stories

  • 2:28 pm Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by Staff Writer

Here’s a look at some of the hot political stories today:

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Trump over Clinton in new poll

A new national poll released by Fox News Wednesday shows Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 42 percent in a general election. However, Trump’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error. Trump’s strength comes in male voters where he beats Clinton 55-33 percent, and independents where he [More]