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The Critical Importance Of Ohio In Presidential Elections, Now And Through The Years

In his new book, Kyle Kondik combines history and statistics to explain Ohio's prominent role in choosing presidents.
In his new book, Kyle Kondik combines history and statistics to explain Ohio's prominent role in choosing presidents.
In his new book, Kyle Kondik combines history and statistics to explain Ohio's prominent role in choosing presidents.
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In his new book, Kyle Kondik combines history and statistics to explain Ohio's prominent role in choosing presidents.

Kyle Kondik along with Howard Wilkinson and Mark Heyne will talk about Ohio's importance in presidential elections at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's downtown branch on Monday, September 19 at 7pm. Admission is free.

Ohio has been deemed the bellwether state when it comes to presidential politics, and for good reason. 

Since the 19th century, John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt have been the only Democrats to lose Ohio yet win the presidency. And no Republican has ever lost the state and gone on to win the White House.

In his new book,“The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President,” Director of Communications andSabato’sCrystal Ball Managing Editor KyleKondikexplains why the state proves pivotal in presidential elections. KyleKondikjoins us, along with Chief KarenKasler, andWVXUpolitical reporter Howard Wilkinson, to discuss "The Bellwether" and the role Ohio will play in this year's presidential race.  

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