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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

Articles by Seth McLaughlin

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's split with Donald Trump bolstered his image among some Republicans, but alienated grass-roots activists. (Associated Press)

Kasich's political future linked to rejection of Trump

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's political future is going to be linked to his decision to dump Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, breaking his pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee, and solidifying his image as a polarizing figure that appears eager to put his imprint on the party. Published November 8, 2016

Sen Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican and onetime White House hopeful, kept his promise to not vote for Donald Trump by backing independent Evan McMullin. (Associated Press)

NeverTrump bloc casts ballots for McCain, Romney, others

For Republicans who disavowed Donald Trump's candidacy, the final day of the 2016 general election closed out in much the same way the race started: with them unable to stomach the idea of casting a vote for either Mr. Trump or Hillary Clinton. Published November 8, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's resonating in places where the GOP hasn't been relevant for years. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump's impact on electoral map remains unclear

Donald Trump may have helped the Republican Party gain ground in Democratic strongholds like Michigan and cost the GOP in dependably red states like Utah and Texas — Tuesday's results will tell — but analysts say they are skeptical of any claim the billionaire developer has remade the electoral map. Published November 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump kicks off final day of campaigning, vows to deliver 'real change'

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump kicked off his final day of campaigning Monday by telling voters in Florida the 2016 election will decide whether the nation is "ruled by a corrupt political class" led by Hillary Clinton or embraces the "real change" that he plans to usher in if elected. Published November 7, 2016

Immigrants and college graduates are shifting the electoral makeup of North Carolina and Virigina, but as Ohio may remain red. (Associated Press)

Shifting demographics in battleground states alter old rules

The rapid demographic changes that are giving traditional battleground states more of a blue hue in the 2016 presidential race have yet to sweep through Ohio, where white working-class voters have embraced Donald Trump's brash style and populist message. Published November 6, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at Miller Auditorium on Western Michigan University's campus in Kalamazoo, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (Mark Bugnaski/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

Sanders rallies support for former rival Clinton in Ohio

Seeking to counteract Donald Trump's gains in some of Ohio's traditional Democratic strongholds, Hillary Clinton deployed her former primary rival Bernie Sanders Thursday, hoping to mobilize millennial and working-class voters five days from Election Day. Published November 3, 2016

President Obama stumps Tuesday for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He told the crowd not to be "bamboozled" by Mrs. Clinton's Republican rival in the race, Donald Trump, whom he called a con artist. (Associated Press)

Renewed FBI probe puts Hillary Clinton supporters on edge in crucial Ohio

Hillary Clinton's Ohio supporters here are nervous about her campaign, fearing the renewed scandal over her emails will dent her -- and she is hoping to counter with a full slate of surrogates urging voters to back the Democratic team, even if they are not excited about its star player. Published November 1, 2016

The massive pro-life lobby, while turned off by some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments, still see him as the better option compared to Democrat Hillary Clinton on abortion issues. (Associated Press)

Pro-life voter will begrudgingly support Trump

Linda Thistleton cast an early ballot for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but this pro-life voter still doesn't consider herself a "Trump supporter." Published October 31, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump: FBI can right 'horrible mistake' with revived Clinton email probe

Donald Trump seized on the news Friday that the FBI has renewed its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, saying law enforcement officials now have a chance to "right the horrible mistake that they made" by refusing to recommend criminal charges against the Democrat earlier this year. Published October 28, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Springfield, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump: Obamacare has been a 'catastrophic event'

Donald Trump called Obamacare a "catastrophic event" at a rally Wednesday in Ohio, telling supporters that insurance premium hikes have exposed the lies President Obama relied on to promote the health care law. Published October 27, 2016