"It was great to see labor get behind her, and it was good to see the true answers about NAFTA," said Tom Lindsay, vice chairman of the Scioto County Democratic Party. "She's committed to fixing it and make the free trade agreement the fair trade agreement."
The Clinton campaign toured Ohio over the last month with former President Bill Clinton coming to Shawnee State University on Feb. 25, accompanied by Ohio first lady Frances Strickland.
Scioto County Democrat Party Chairman Randy Basham credited Strickland and the Clinton campaign sending Bill Clinton to Scioto County with pulling off the election for Clinton.
"It was good when Ted Strickland got Bill Clinton down here to speak on behalf of Hillary. Hillary did come to Lawrence County, and a lot of people from here went there to see her," Barnett said.
While in Portsmouth, Bill Clinton talked about the Clinton health care plan which will require all U.S. citizens to be covered.
"Everybody has to be covered or you'll never have universal health care," Bill Clinton said. "But you will never be asked to pay more than a low percentage of your income."
Republican voters split their vote in Scioto County's two districts. Arizona Sen. John McCain captured the 2nd District 1,662 to 1,302, and Mike Huckabee took the 6th District 1,330 to 1,194.
McCain also won in Texas giving him the projected necessary 1,191 votes and the apparent Republican nomination.
Huckabee also took the opportunity to step aside after both Ohio and Texas fell to McCain.
Nationally, Edison-Mitofsky Research, a polling company that reports local poll results to the national media concentrated on one precinct in Scioto County for its sampling, Green Township B, which went for Clinton and Huckabee.
While the first precinct's votes came in at 8 p.m., a directive from the office of Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner held up the flow of tabulation results until after 9 p.m., because some precincts ran out of paper ballots.
"Because polls in Sandusky County will remain open until 9 p.m., no board of elections in the state may publicly report or disclose results of any race, including to the Secretary of State's office, until 9 p.m. on election night. With the exception of Sandusky County, boards of elections may begin counting votes after the polls close at 7:30 p.m., but these may not be reported until 9 p.m."
The directive went on to say any Sandusky County voter who voted between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. would do so on a provisional ballot.
Provisional ballots are counted after regular ballots have been counted.
Shortly after 8 p.m., a similar announcement came out of the Cleveland area. The chairman of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections said a federal judge had ordered the board to keep 15 precincts in Cleveland open until 9 p.m. as well.
Locally, Scioto County Board of Elections chairman Rodney Barnett said considering some issues with moisture getting into some of the ballots, he felt the BOE team performed well, and despite a couple of glitches, the equipment performed well.
Barnett was close in his prediction of the voter turnout as well.
"I had predicted 42.2 percent, and we had a turnout of 43.6 percent," he said. "The totals tonight are unofficial. The official count will take place at our regular scheduled meeting. The Board of Elections will meet on the fourth Tuesday of this month at four o'clock, and we will certify the results."