Ohio primary election results 2022
Are there any new voting rules or changes in ballot access in Ohio?
Ohio did not pass electoral legislation after the 2020 election, although a new provision in a funding law prohibits local officials from accepting election administration money from nongovernmental organizations.
Will Redistribution Affect Ohio’s Congressional Election?
The Ohio congressional primary goes ahead as scheduled, only because of a technicality in a dispute between the commission charged with redrawing the state’s political map and the Ohio Supreme Court. The commission twice drew new maps of the state’s 15 congressional districts, and both times the court rejected them as partisan gerrymanders in favor of the Republicans. Although the cards were struck down, the state constitution allows the second version to be used for the primary, since a third proposal will not be ready until after the May 3 primary. In theory, the court could later approve another map for use in the 2024 election. The state legislative races, however, were removed from the May 3 vote while the court hears challenges to a fourth attempt to redraw those districts. A new date for these elections has not been set.
What themes are dominating the campaign in Ohio?
Inflation and high gas, food and energy prices are among the top issues facing voters in Ohio, as in other races across the country. But in a state that has failed in many of former President Donald J. Trump’s promises to bring back manufacturing jobs and businesses, candidates have also spent much time winning over Trump loyalists and white working-class voters . In the state’s marquee race for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Rob Portman, a packed field of high-profile Republicans has focused on crime, voter fraud and illegal immigration. Democratic front-runner in the Senate race Tim Ryan has focused on creating jobs and competing with China.
What can Ohio tell us about the overall history of the Midterms?
All eyes are on the Republican Senate primary, which will test former President Donald J. Trump’s support among white working-class voters and his role as the party’s kingmaker. Mr Trump has put his weight behind author and venture capitalist JD Vance, who until recently has been struggling to break through. – Nick Corasaniti, Michael Wines and Jazmine Ulloa