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 CSU 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.