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Mitt Romney On A Swing State
Update-- It is November 15, 2012 the election is over. Obama won Ohio and still is President. So, is Ohio still one of the most important states for people running for President to win the Presidency? Both Obama and Romney were in Ohio over 33 times. Our phones rang around 10 times per day. I finally took my phone off the hook. Maybe we will find out on the next election if Ohio is still the swing state.
On Tuesday, March 6th, Mitt Romney won Ohio by 1%, which is about 9,000 votes in the entire state. In spite of all the money that was spent one Romney's run for Rebublican candidacy for President, in Ohio he had 38% of the votes, Rick Santorum 37% of the votes, while the others had a lot fewer.
Winning Ohio is important for Romney because Ohio is one of the Swing States, which means both candidates in a presidential election have a reasonable chance of winning, because support is almost equally divided. Ohio also has voters who switch from one party to another.
Ohio is also a battleground for Republicans and Democrats because it has a high population, therefore, has a lot of Electoral College Votes. Ohio is also a remarkable mix of the nation as a whole. There are people who are urban, suburban, industrial, service, agricultural, rural, Republicans, and Democrats.
So with Ohio, always being close and always swinging from side to side, it is an important state. Ohio has gone to the winner of the President of the United States of America in all but two elections since 1892.
That is why we should get out and vote. Our votes are more powerful then anything