The Importance of Ohio


Ohio has always been an important state to the candidates that want to be president or be reelected.

Eric Gao, Howler Reporter

The reason for this target state that all candidates go after is because of how many electoral votes Ohio has compared to other states.

Ohio has a total of 18 electoral votes which is not a bad amount since other states have 3, 4, and other amounts that don’t go past 10. This will make Ohio a big target which is why candidates target Ohio. The problem with this year’s election is that the citizens of Ohio have split opinions of this year’s candidate. This makes Ohio a swing state, a state that can give the 18 electoral votes to either of the two candidates

There are however more states that can give more electoral votes than Ohio, for example, California has 55 electoral votes meaning that whoever wins over California will get a big lead.