For the first time, we at Webner House are trying some live-blogging (not that anyone cares, I imagine). Kish and I are camped out in front of the TV, channel surfing to watch the returns. The polls haven’t closed yet in Ohio, but they have closed in several states.
When Richard and I went to vote this morning at about 7 a.m., our polling place was not very busy. There were people at every station, but Richard and I did not need to wait for more than a few minutes. Kish went to vote at about 4:45, and there was no real line then, either — although she had to wait for one or two people to finish up. The Ohio Secretary of State apparently is talking about a light turnout. The conventional wisdom, I think, would be that that bodes well for the Republicans.
What to watch when the polls close in Ohio? The Strickland-Kasich race looks like a close one. Here in central Ohio, we’ll be looking to see whether Steve Stivers can beat Mary Jo Kilroy in the 15th District. And elsewhere in Ohio, is there really a chance that Dennis Kucinich might lose?