Ohio to unveil tool highlighting importance in 2016 election

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s secretary of state plans to unveil a new interactive tool aimed at highlighting the swing state’s importance in the upcoming presidential election.

Jon Husted’s (HYOO’-steds) office says the Republican elections chief will announce details about the new education resource at a Statehouse news conference Tuesday. An advisory says the tool will be geared toward getting young people and students civically engaged early in life.

Ohio is a perennial battleground state. No Republican has ever made it to the White House without winning the state. And Democrats John Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt are the only presidents elected without winning Ohio since the 19th century.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have made multiple trips to the state during in their presidential campaigns.