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Ohio Election Official Resigns over Stress from Upcoming Election

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAYTON, Ohio) -- Just how intense is the focus on Ohio two weeks before the presidential election? Apparently, it’s so intense that some Ohioans can no longer handle the stress, including a county election official.

The Dayton Daily News reported that Miami County election director Steve Quillen resigned from his post last Friday morning "due to the stress of the upcoming presidential election."

Miami County is considered to be safely Republican. In 2008, John McCain carried it with roughly 63 percent of the vote. George W. Bush carried it in 2004 with about 66 percent of the vote. Nevertheless, in the toss-up battleground that is Ohio, the pressure of Election Day reverberates throughout the Buckeye State.

Since Quillen was a Republican, according to Ohio law, the state Republican Party recommends his replacement, the Dayton Daily News reported.

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