Nov 16, 2023 - News

Ohio's weirdest 2023 General Election results

A voter heads into a Toledo polling location on Nov. 7. Photo: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Every election cycle, once the dust has settled, I search Ohio's 88 counties for the most interesting results I can find.

  • Break out the party hats and celebrate the 2023 list:

🍺 Roll out the barrel: Delaware County voters want something stronger to drink with their old-fashioned dinners.

  • They approved a liquor license (and Sunday sales) for the Cracker Barrel restaurant off I-71.

🗳 No lead for weed: Issue 2 (recreational marijuana) won comfortably statewide, but the Seneca County vote was much more split.

  • Out of 17,617 votes cast there, the "no" side had a one-vote advantage.

✍️ "John Smith" would win: The city of Delphos had two write-in candidates for mayor and neither made it easy for voters — Andre McConnahea wound up defeating Wayne Suever.

🙁 Sorry, Dave: It was a bad night to be named David Albright in Belmont County's Mead Township.

  • David L. Albright lost a race for fiscal officer and Jason David Albright lost a race for township trustee.
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