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Elections, HUH? What are they good for? Absolutely nothing… if our government tampers with them

This morning is election day. In Ohio, it’s going to be more like Groundhog day, because we’re supposed to have another election day in August and another in November. Why? Because five Republican members of the redistricting commission publicly and forcefully, told the Ohio Supreme Court to go F*CK themselves. Not once, not twice, not Read More

Retail politics and May 8, 2018 election

The way you win elections isn’t with :30 second TV spots, yard signs, or facebook ads. At least that’s not how the most successful campaigns do it anymore. It’s all data driven, trying to target most likely voters, and deciding who we need to get out and vote. It’s done through personal contact, door knocking, Read More

Something broke in the May Special Election

Considering that record money was spent in the May primary, the turnout was incredibly low. 9,704 voters cast a ballot, and it’s hard to figure out what percentage of voters there really are in Dayton because of the changes in the registration process. In the 2012 presidential election, 58,441 cast votes. If we take that Read More

What the big money in the Dayton “primary” meant

Since the campaign finance reports rolled out, I’ve held back from analyzing or discussing them, because, frankly, it’s poor form to talk poorly about someone right after the funeral. That someone is democracy, and if this is a harbinger of the future of Dayton politics, we may as well just stop having elections and auction Read More

So many choices for Dayton City Commission and Mayor in 2013

Despite the Montgomery County Democratic Party endorsements, which promptly saw Daryl Fairchild drop out when they endorsed Jeff Mims and Joey Williams, the Dayton Daily seems to think that there will be a bevy of candidates on the May ballot. The race for two commission seats – one being defended by Williams and one being Read More

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