On this May Day, we stand with America’s essential workers, whether they work in a hospital, nursing home or a grocery store, drive a tractor trailer or transit bus, deliver packages or keep our communities safe and our workplaces clean. As Gov. Mike DeWine moves forward with his plan to reopen Ohio businesses, we must continue to put the health and safety of workers first.
This week we concluded Ohio’s primary election. Thank you to all of the candidates who ran for office, the officials and workers who helped administer the election and all of our volunteers who helped to turn out the vote.
If you didn’t get a chance to join us for our Virtual Primary Election Night Party, click here to watch now — we heard from Fair Fight founder Stacey Abrams, Congressman Tim Ryan, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, National Democratic Redistricting Committee Chairman Eric Holder, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and many more Ohio Democrats.
Congratulations to all of the candidates who will be moving on to the general election and everyone who won their precinct and ward leader elections! We look forward to working with you in the coming months.
Onward to November,
Ohio Democratic Party
Democratic Turnout Beats GOP Turnout in Ohio Primary Election
For the first time in 12 years, Democratic turnout outpaced Republican turnout in a presidential primary election in Ohio, as Democrats continue to make significant gains in formerly deep-red suburban strongholds.
Even with more than 200,000 absentee ballots still outstanding, Democratic turnout was 25 percent higher than GOP turnout.
On a conference call with reporters this week, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper said, “It doesn’t mean that we’re guaranteed to win. We’re a close state but it puts us in a much better position to win than we’ve been in any year since ’08. We are now in the mix as a swing state in a way that we weren’t.”
This follows on the heels of two consecutive polls showing Joe Biden in the lead in the Buckeye State.
“President Donald Trump is currently struggling in Ohio, suggesting his path to a second term may be very difficult,” according to a USA Today column by three political science professors, who note the president’s falling poll numbers in the state and growing concerns amongst Ohioans about the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
OHIO DEMS IN THE HEADLINES
Ohio House Dems Demand Provisional Ballots Be Counted
This week state Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson, state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan and state Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney sent a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose demanding that provisional ballots cast on Tuesday be counted. Mail delays and confusion around the primary changes left some Ohio voters without a vote-by-mail ballot and no choice but to vote a provisional ballot in person on Tuesday.
- Saturday, May 2 — Greene County Voices May Candidate Support Meeting
- Saturday, May 2 — Drugs, the Opioid Epidemic, and Mental Health in 2020: A Campaign Conversation with Joe Biden
- Tuesday, May 5 — Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Post-Primary Election Discussion with Chairman David Pepper
- Tuesday, May 5 — Virtual Town Hall: Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Director Kimberly Hall & Sen. Sandra Williams
- Monday, May 11 — Meet the Candidates: Betsy Rader & Tom Jackson with Sen. Sandra Williams and Sen. Nickie J. Antonio
- Saturday, May 16 — Ohio Young Democrats Convention
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