As a perennial swing state and one that yields 18 electoral college votes, Ohio has long been coveted territory for U.S. presidential candidates who pour piles of cash every election cycle into wooing its voters.
Since the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln just three presidents, and no Republican contender, have gone to the White House without winning the "Buckeye State."
For some locals, it was still a welcome distraction from the responsibility of choosing the next U.S. president. According to an old Election Day saying, "As Ohio goes, so does the nation."
Some, of course, take that duty more seriously than others.
"I'm not leaning either way because I think it is a joke, to be honest with you," Fischer said.