Update From The Field: Ohio

Kathy Keller, Communications Director in our Ohio office sent me a note about how things are looking there on the ground:

  • Unseasonably balmy weather (57 degrees in downtown Columbus at 9:30 a.m. - with the temperature expected to reach 71 later today and tomorrow) is adding to expectations of record voter turnout
  • Early voting has been especially heavy in metro areas - voters waited in lines for up to 6 hours Sunday in Columbus in order to cast ballots.
  • Voters already were in line this morning at the early voting site in downtown Columbus - Veterans Memorial Auditorium - hours before it opened at 8 a.m. this morning. The site is open until 7 p.m. tonight for early voting, and elections officials say anyone in line at that hour will be allowed to vote.
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