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Democracy 101 @ CSU

Learn how to become an engaged citizen by learning about important issues and voting.

The Swing State of Ohio, Voting Challenges, and the Power of Public Opinion

The Swing State of Ohio, Voting Challenges, and the Power of Public Opinion 

Dr. Edward Horowitz of the CSU School of Communication interviews Lee Fisher, the Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker Chair in Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Previously, Dean Fisher served as Ohio Attorney General; as Ohio Lt. Governor; Director, Ohio Department of Development; Chair, Ohio Third Frontier Commission; State Senator; and State Representative. 

Dean Fisher and Dr. Horowitz discuss what makes Ohio such an important swing state in presidential elections and why the outcome in south-eastern Ohio (e.g., Youngstown, and Trumball and Mahoning Counties) are places to watch for early predictors of how Ohio will vote in the 2020 Election. In addition, they discuss the challenges Ohioans face in voting this year, including mail-in ballot and drop box problems, and how a potentially-delayed outcome will not only play out in the courts, but also in the court of public opinion. 

Learn more about the protestors who stormed the offices in Miami-Dade County, Florida where the recount of ballots cast in the 2000 Election was taking place – known as the “Brooks Brothers Riot.”