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12th District Election Results by County

On August 7 Ohioans in the 12th District voted for a House Representative to replace Pat Tiberi who resigned in January. We first voted in May’s Primary according to whichever Party ticket we wanted. Republicans and Democrats each had numerous candidates for their ticket.

The Republican Primary winner was Troy Balderson. The Democrat Primary winner was Danny O’Connor. These two would compete again in the August 7 election to determine which one would serve until January 2019, thus completing Tiberi’s term. This special election was the only thing on the ballot in August. So we went to the polls, checked in, then clicked one or the other’s name and hit SUBMIT button. In and out in just a few minutes.

In November’s mid-term election, we’ll once again have to vote for a 12th District Representative to serve for two years starting in January 2019. So we’ll be again choosing between Balderson and O’Connor. Because of that voters may not have bothered to vote August 7.

There are 3 complete counties and portions of 4 counties in the 12th District. Six of the counties are mostly rural: Delaware, Licking, Morrow, Muskingum, Marion, Richland. Of course, Franklin County is metro city. Balderson easily won all 6 of the rural counties. O’Connor only won the small section in Franklin County. In total, Balderson received 101,574 votes (50.2%) and O’Connor received 99,820 votes (49.3%). A Green Party candidate received 0.6% of votes.

12th District August 2018 Results

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The results remind me of the 2016 Presidential Election where most of the U.S. is red but the population centers in New York and California are blue. That’s why the Electoral College is important in order to give people in less populated areas an equal say in government. Too bad we don’t have an electoral college for counties!

The above results are the “Unofficial” count. The absentee ballots and provisional ballots are to be counted and total results verified by August 24. There have been rumors around about dead people voting and of course, comments about fraud in Franklin County. Secretary of State Jon Husted addresses that in this SOS Article. It’s informative!

It’s possible that one candidate could win the August election but the other candidate could win in November. I’ve read some reports that said 90% of the Dems voted but only 40% of Republicans did. With much more at stake in November’s election, the Republicans are expected to come out in force. In November, Ohio will vote for a new Governor, and a strong U.S. Senate challenger, Rep Jim Renacci, trying to unseat long-time Senator Sherrod Brown. And of course, we’ll again vote on the person to be a House Representative for the 12th District.

So get ready and grab your popcorn!

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Aug 24 UPDATE: The final tally is in and Troy Balderson has won the election with 104,328 votes to Danny O’Connor’s 102,648.

Finally … the Election is OVER!

Well the election is over! Thank goodness! I guess I’m OK with the outcome because I really, really did not want Hillary as President. Too corrupt, too many issues and I remember all the scandals when Bubba was in office. Didn’t want to go through that again.

The Democrats and some snowflakes – who didn’t vote – are having serious issues accepting the results. First they cried – then they protested – then they went into denial. The Mainstream Media were as bad as the Democrats – because they ARE Democrats. Conservatives weren’t happy that Obama won but we accepted the results and behaved as grown-ups.

Trump won the Electoral College votes by a very wide margin, securing 306 EC Votes. However, he won a vast amount of the counties in America. As this map shows, Democrats are the party of the coasts and some major cities. The flyover states that Dems typically look down upon, gave the presidency to Trump. The map below was posted on Twitter and soon went viral.
2016 Election Results by county

I’m not sure how successful Donald Trump will be as a President but so far things seem OK. The stock market is up because investors believe his business-friendly plans should spur growth. People’s optimism is noticeable. The people selected to be in his Cabinet so far seem to be good choices. World leaders have called him, hoping to work with him. Since many didn’t like or respect Obama it is encouraging that apparently the leaders view him as a force to contend with. Companies are already making pronouncements that they are considering bringing some of their jobs back to U.S. Lower taxes and fewer job-killing regulations will be critical to these jobs actually returning. Undoing all of Obama’s damage will be a daunting task but since much of his damage was caused by his hundreds of Executive Orders, President Trump can undo them all with a swipe of a pen. It’s very good that the GOP has majorities in both the House and the Senate.

For America’s sake, I pray President Trump will be a good POTUS – as President Reagan was.

Get Ready to Rumble!

Finally, all the 20 candidates who are running for President in 2016 have “officially” announced they are running. The fun has begun and it’s going to be a LONG sixteen months.

On the GOP side, The Donald is getting all the press attention because he is “colorful”. Not behaving very presidential, but is saying what people want to hear, even if they don’t approve of the way he says it. He’s attacking everyone … other candidates, the POW’s, the press. Basically everyone except Donald is stupid. We’ll see how that plays out over time.

On the Dem side, Hillary continues her stealth campaign avoiding the press and not answering any questions. Meanwhile the Socialist, Bernie Sanders, is drawing large crowds and challenging Hillary in the polls.

It’s time to stock up on popcorn! 🙂

2016 GOP candidates 7/21/15

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2016 DEM candidates 7/21/15

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Hilliary’s Coronation starts as a circus!

Sunday Hillary Clinton announced she’s running for President. Actually she expects a coronation as she’s “due it”. At this time, the Democrats really don’t have any other contenders.

Hillary’s first week has been a disaster! Rather than making her announcement in a speech, she chose to do a 2 minute video in which she didn’t appear until 1-½ minutes into the video. No policy position. Just that she wants to be a “champion” for middle America. It was a yawner.

Next her logo was released. It too has been a disaster. Twitter had great creative fun turning the HOSPITAL-logo into very funny pics. Here are some of them:

Hillary logos

Hillary logo

Hillary in ChipotleThen she began a cross-country tour to Iowa to meet-&-greet the common folk in her Scooby van. She and her entourage stopped in Maumee, near Toledo, at a Chipotle. She wore sunglasses, didn’t speak to people in the restaurant, nor did anyone recognize her! It seems Ohio might have been an important state to make some personal contacts, but I guess not.

When she arrived in Iowa, she went to a community college to speak with around 20 highly-selected students and teachers. I watched a portion of the sit-down and in typical Hillary fashion, she spoke AT the people not WITH the people. She seems to have a problem looking people straight in the eye when speaking. There were no press questions allowed, so she can avoid having to answer the tough questions that are bound to come.

Hillary failed in 2008. She better make wisers decisions in her organizing skills or she’ll continue to set herself up for the jokesters.

I would like to see a woman President, but Hillary’s not the one. We can’t afford to vote for gender like people did for “skin”. The country is in such a mess that we REALLY need a strong, qualified, experienced person in the Oval Office.

What’s with Democrats’ morality?

democrat donkeyThe Democrats do seem to have a problem with their morals – or the lack of them. I’m sure the late night comics love it but what does it say about politicians who know that indiscretions won’t ruin their career.

Twitter naturally had lots of fun with the latest two this week. Several people were tracking all the names in recent years but they required more than the 140 characters allowed in a tweet.

Here’s the list of the most prominent promiscuous Democrats:

Read about 25 other Democrat scandals