I spoke with Secretary of State Frank earlier, and there has been a lot of discussion about the importance of issues one and two in Ohio. Currently, I am at Grace Lutheran Church in West Toledo, specifically on Monroe Street near Franklin Park Mall and seore Road. Since 4:00 PM, there has been a continuous flow of people here.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t go inside the small gym due to limited space. We have been stationed outside, observing the same level of busyness as other polling locations I have visited today. In the morning, I visited my polling location at Rossford Elementary School, where residents of Rossford and perryburg Township were voting. While there were various levies, bond issues, and elected positions to vote for, main focus of discussions today revolved around issue one, closely followed by issue two. E days like today rely heavily on the dedication of volunteer poll workers. Although some poll workers in areas may have different schedules, the ones I spoke with today worked from 5:30 AM until 30 minutes after the polls close at 7:30 PM.
Despite the steady stream of voters, these workers claim the time passes quickly as they constantly move around and attend to tasks such as machine breakdowns. Throughout the evening, our team will continue covering election day, providing updates on-air and online, particularly after the polls close at 7:30 PM and the first election results start coming in. Reporting from West Toledo, this is John Monk for WT 11.
Please note that polls in Michigan will remain open until 8 PM. We have footage of voters casting their ballots earlier today at voguersintocom. Michigan residents are particularly focused on two major races that could impact the state legislature: the Warren mayoral race between George Deus and Lorie Stone, and the Westland mayoral race between Representative Kevin Coleman and Mike Low.
If Stone and Coleman win, two seats in the legislature would need to be filled. Although it is an off-year election nationwide, there are several significant matters at stake in Kentucky. State Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the Republican challenger in the race for governor, cast his ballot this morning. He is in a tight race against Democrat Andy Basher. Both candidates are genuinely committed to serving the Commonwealth, but personally, I lean towards Daniel Cameron.
It is difficult for me to forget how Governor Basher supported us throughout the pandemic with his daily broadcasts, and I believe he has a genuine, caring nature. In Virginia, the balance of power in the state legislature is up for grabs, with all 140 General Assembly seats in contention. This will undoubtedly be an interesting race to watch tonight.
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