Democrats, Republicans make final push in Mahoning County

The line for early voting at the Mahoning County Board of Elections was a long one on Saturday

Democrats, Republicans make final push in Mahoning County.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – With just three days left until election, there is a lot of political activity going on in the Mahoning County, as over 42,000 people have voted early so far.

The line for early voting at the Mahoning County Board of Elections was a long one on Saturday — with nearly 780 voters going through and people waiting in line for approximately 45 minutes.

Around 10 a.m., the lobby filled with people. By 1 p.m., it was out the door.

“It is very ironic,” said David Rodriguez of Struthers. “But we figured that we should just come out here and get it out the way.”

“It’s gonna be worse on election day, so I’m glad I did come out and vote early,” Carolyn Taltoan of Boardman said.

Saturday wasn’t only one of the final days of early voting, it was also a chance for local Democrats and Republicans to make their final push for their candidates.

Donald Trump supporters rallied on Route 422 throughout the afternoon. They also were stumping in neighborhoods.

“We are knocking on doors, we are making phone calls,” said Tracey Winbush, vice chair of the Mahoning County Republican Party. “We will take people to the polls if they need a ride. Whatever it takes. We’re gonna make sure we get our vote out. We’re gonna make it happen across the state of Ohio.”

On the Democratic side, Youngstown representatives were canvassing for Hillary Clinton.

“We’re gonna go knock on doors, make telephone calls,” said Mike Ray, Youngstown 4th Ward councilman. “We have our friends and family out here to make sure folks know the importance. We all know Ohio is a battleground state, so it’s important we get people out to vote.”

Early in-person voting in Ohio is from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.

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