Ohio will be a player in tonight’s election. Nothing new for the Buckeye State.
In 2016, Ohio has 18 electoral votes, which is 3.3 percent of the 538 electoral votes up for grabs and 6.6 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the general election.
Out of 29 elections between 1900 and 2012, Ohio cast votes for the winning presidential candidate 93.10 percent of the time (27 out of 29 elections), more than any other state in the country. In that same time frame, Ohio supported Republican candidates for president more often than Democratic candidates, 58.62 to 41.38 percent.
The state, however, favored Republicans and Democrats equally between 2000 and 2012, with Republican George W. Bush winning in 2000 and 2004 and Democrat Barack Obama winning in 2008 and 2012.
Presidential primary elections in Ohio took place on March 15, 2016. Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary with 56.1 percent of the vote. Ohio Governor John Kasich won the Republican primary with 47 percent.
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