Ohio Primary

Well, today is the delayed primary in Ohio – which has become a completely mail-in election. After initially delaying the primary, Republican Governor Mike DeWine has avoided the critical confusions and mistakes made in Wisconsin on April 7th, where reports say that over 30% of in-person voters have contracted the Coronavirus.

Ballots must have been post-marked before April 28th to count in the election.

The new major battle raging caused by COVID-19 pandemic is the access to voting rights. Every American is guaranteed a right to vote and Democrats in Congress have been trying to add election security and all Mail-In voting to COVID-19 relief legislation. However, Republicans have fought those efforts – as studies show the more access to voting available to those in low income and minority locations, the less likely it is for Republicans to win.

Many states have transitioned their upcoming elections or primaries to mail including Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and Hawaii with exceptions coming.

Joe Biden is expected to win the Ohio primary, despite the fact that Sen. Bernie Sanders remains on the ballot after suspending his campaign early this month.

FiveThirtyEight.com

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