The 2020 election brought out a record number of voters. Many of those casting ballots did so utilizing early voting or expanded vote by mail options due to concerns created by the pandemic.
President Trump's loss in the election triggered an unprecedented wave of unfounded claims disputing both the integrity of the election and its outcome.
What impact will the aftermath of the 2020 election have on future elections and voter access?
A recent analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice found bills being filed in many states on voting issues. Many would continue to expand voter access. But, in nearly 30 states, bills have been proposed to restrict voting by mail, add new identification requirements, and toughen voter registration.
We discussed that topic with Jen Miller, the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, last month. Impeachment proceedings against President Trump pre-empted our show and many of you never had the chance to hear the conversation.
Case numbers and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline in Ohio, putting the state on track to potentially lift its overnight curfew as early as this week.
In addition, the state is continuing to get as many school workers vaccinated as possible with the goal of getting more children backed into physical classrooms deemed an "urgent necessity."
Finally, let's go back in time 107 years. Woodrow Wilson was president.
Nearly 90 percent of births happened in the home rather than in hospitals and half of all American families lived on farms.
On this day, way back in 1914, Mathilda Kolt was born.
She's now a resident at the senior citizen center "The Weils" in Chagrin Falls, and she spoke with Ideastream's Gabriel Kramer about her life in Cleveland.
Jen Miller, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Ohio
Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV
Mathilda Kolt, celebrating 107th birthday