Latest Ohio Election Results: LIVE Obama Expected to Win Ohio

Ohio is widely thought to be the most important swing state in this year's 2012 election. No Republican has ever taken the White House without winning Ohio. 

Ohio has the 7th most electoral votes (18) and is always on the verge of going red or blue.

In 2012, Ohio has been dubbed the "lynch pin" of the election. Conventional wisdom among political professionals is, "as goes Ohio, so goes the nation."

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UPDATE: 

Election Day 11:21 p.m.

Fox News and CNN just predicted that Obama will win Ohio and win a seocnd term as President.

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Election Day 11:09 p.m.

Anxious voters are showing their frustration on the Twittersphere.

Election Day 11:03 p.m.

70% of Ohio vote shows Obama leading Romney 50% to 49%. Obama leads by roughly 21,000 votes.

Election Day 10:39 p.m.

58% of Ohio vote in shows Obama leading Romney 50% to 48%.

Election Day 9:45 p.m.

42% of the Presidential vote in Ohio shows Obama (D) leading Romney (R) 52% to 47%.

Election Day 9:37 p.m.

According to CNN - 45% of Ohio Senate votes in, Brown leads Mandel 53% to 42%.

Election Day 9:26 p.m.

35% of the Ohio vote shows Obama (D) leads Romney (R) 53% to 46%.

Election Day 9:15 p.m.

31% of the Ohio vote shows Obama (D) leads Romney (R) 54% to 45%.

Election Day 9:12 p.m.

27% of the Ohio vote shows Obama (D) leads Romney (R) 55% to 44%.

Election Day 8:49 p.m.

22% of the Ohio vote shows Obama (D) leads Romney (R) 57% to 41%. 

Election Day 8:34 p.m.

Election Day 8:22 p.m.

20% of the Ohio vote is in. Obama (D) leads Romney (R) 50% to 49%.

Election Day 6 8:08 p.m.

8% of the Presidential Ohio vote indicates that Obama (D) leads Romney (R) 61% to 38%

38% of Ohio voters are Democrats

31% of Ohio voters are Republican

31% of Ohio voters are Independents

50% of Ohio voters say the economy is the most important issue

55% of Ohio voters approve of the auto bailout

Election Day 7:51 p.m.

1% of Presidential Ohio vote indicates that Obama (D) leads Romney (R) 62% to 37%.

1% of Senate Ohio vote indicates that Brown (D) leads Mandel (R) 59% to 37%.

Election Day 7 7:32 p.m.

According to CNN, exit polls show Obama leads Mitt 51% to 48%.

Election Day 7 7:24 p.m.

In the state of Ohio, enthusiasm for the President has ebbed. According to Cook Report’s Dave Wasserman, in 2008 Obama had 5.7% more early votes than his Republican challenger. In 2012, this lead has diminished to .4%. Although Obama still has the lead, it is going to be an even closer election than we predicted. 

Voting in Ohio ends at 7:30 so expect voting results in the next few minutes. 

Election Day 6:12 p.m.

Early exit polls in Ohio say that the economy, unemployment and rising prices are the most important issues in 2012. Romney currently leads as the candidate who can handle the economy best, both in Ohio and nationally.

Election Day 5:34 p.m.

Ohio has received more early votes in 2012 than in 2008. 

Election Day 1:03 p.m.

Final predictions on the election results have Romney beating Obama in Ohio.

Election Day 12:49 p.m.

Understanding politics in Ohio, in 3 maps and 1 chart.

Election Day 12:45 p.m.

Mitt's rally in Columbus.

Election Day 12:36 p.m.

Romney calls his own Republican's in congress "jerks" and promises bi-partisan movement in the stalemate.

Election Day 10:05 a.m.

After 1.8 million early votes cast, Obama is in the lead.

Monday, November 5, 10:32 a.m.

Three new polls show a tie in Ohio. The latest CNN poll shows Obama with a 3 point lead over Mitt Romney (50% to 47%). The latest Rasmussen poll shows a dead tie at 49%. Also, an NBC News/WSJ/Marist poll shows that Obama leads statewide but Romney leads among independents.

Sunday, November 5 7:54 p.m.

Latest polls in Ohio...

Sunday, November 5 7:50 p.m.

Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen hold 'Obamapalooza' in Columbus today. "I got 99 problems but Mitt ain't one."

Monday, November 5, 7:39 p.m.

Here is a little comic relief on the election in Ohio.

President Obama wants to make sure that everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy gets support from the federal government, especially Ohio. (SNL spoof)

Sunday, November 4, 5:18 p.m.

Long lines plague Ohio voters as they maximize the available time to vote early the weekend before the election is over.

New poll shows Mitt Romney and Obama tied in Ohio at 49%.

Sunday, November 4, 9:39 a.m. 

Today in Ohio, the final pre-election poll give President Obama a 2 point lead over contender former Governor Mitt Romney. (Obama 50% Romney 48%)