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Athens County voter turnout increased by 13 percent since last midterm election; Mike DeWine elected governor of Ohio

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Midterm elections are not always as exciting as presidential elections, but that didn’t stop Athens County voters from showing up at the polls.

This year, the voter turnout increased by more than 13 percent than the last midterm election, with 47.83 percent of registered voters casting their votes. In the 2014 midterm elections, 33.98 percent of registered voters in the county went to the polls, according to the Athens County Board of Elections. 

That percentage of voters almost doubled two years later when 66.15 percent of registered individuals voted during the 2016 presidential election. 

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News from The Post:

Catch up on the all news from the election with our landing page. (The Post)

Republican Mike DeWine was elected governor of Ohio. (The Post)

Issue 1, a statewide issue that would have reduced penalties for drug possession, failed in Ohio. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times:

Ohio men’s basketball begins its regular season against Wilberforce in the Convo at 7 p.m. tonight. (The Post)

Post football beat writers broke down what to expect from Ohio’s game at Miami. Kickoff is 7 p.m., and ESPNU will air the game. (The Post)

Athens Weather

It’ll be on the chillier side with a high of 56 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

You might also want to know…

The Democrats have taken control of the House. (CNN)

The Senate remains a Republican majority. (HuffPost)

Republican Ted Cruz defeated Democrat Beto O’Rourke in a close race for the Senate seat. (Vox)


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