Ohio is a Midwestern state which has previously voted Democrat in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections. Now, forecasts from FiveThirtyEight predict that the Republican party has a 64.6% chance of winning the swing state’s vote.
Similar to the State of Florida, Ohio’s votes has mirrored the overall outcome of previous elections since 1964 . Considering that polls and forecasts for the 2016 elections suggest a majority of Trump supporters, this could indicate a Republican presidency.
Notably, the forecasts for the states of Florida and Ohio are clashing at the moment, so unlike previous elections, looking at the states of Florida and Ohio may not give a clear insight of who will win this election.
Ohio makes up 18 electoral votes of the overall 538 electoral votes. If forecasts are correct, Donald Trump could be at an advantage if he’s won over the swing state of Ohio.
Perhaps what makes Ohio an important swing state is its diversity. Due to the state being diverse, the votes from Ohio somewhat mirror the overall thoughts and opinions of the overall US.
According to previous trends, If Ohio does have an overall Republican vote, Donald Trump could most likely become president.