“I am totally undecided,” says Ryan Ayers, an independent voter who lives in canton, Ohio and who voted for John McCain in 2008.
The memory of 1912, Carlisle, and canton was as fresh as yesterday in that pre-television era.
The Democrat's early voting edge in Stark means that they are confident of winning the cities of canton, Massillon, and Alliance.
1530s, "corner, angle," from Middle French canton "piece, portion of a country" (13c.), from Italian (Lombard dialect) cantone "region," especially in the mountains, augmentative of Latin canto "section of a country," literally "corner" (see cant (n.2)). Originally in English a term in heraldry and flag descriptions; applied to the sovereign states of the Swiss republic from 1610s. Related: Cantoned.