Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
The Republican incumbent easily overcomes challenger Falk.
Updated November 7 Incumbent Dr. Mary Kay Murphy easily defeated challenger Jen Falk in the race for the District III seat on the Gwinnett County school board. With all 35 precincts reporting (60,144 votes), Murphy, a Republican, had 60.73 percent of the votes to 39.27 percent for Falk. District III includes North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, Duluth and Norcross high schools. Falk, a Democrat, is a Berkeley Lake resident. Murphy, a school board member since 1996, lives in Peachtree Corners. The results are from the Georgia Secretary of State website. -- Patch will have updates on the Gwinnett District III school board race.
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
Several online vote-tracking maps are included. Follow them on Election Day.
The legal action had raised the possibility of voting irregularities.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A federal judge Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, dismissed a lawsuit that had sought an immediate halt to the use of voting equipment in several Ohio counties, according to a media report. According to politico.com, federal judge Greg Frost said in a 10-page opinion that a voting right activist couldn’t prove “actual and imminent harm” in his lawsuit. The suit challenged a contract that Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, had with Election Systems & Software to use new equipment that helps move vote results from county to state computers. A political science professor in Columbus, Ohio, filed the lawsuit Monday against the state and the software company. The suit alleged that the new equipment could lead to changes on the voting machine…
The Libertarian candidate also finds a supporter. Share your thoughts.
There was no voting line at midday Tuesday at George Pierce Park in Suwanee, unlike the recent early voting. But there still was plenty of voter reaction as Election Day 2012 progressed. Jeff Gough used this election to change his normal voting pattern and back President Obama. The reason? His girlfriend has Crohn's Disease, a digestive disorder, and he believes Obama's policies would make insurance for her easier to obtain. "(His girlfriend) didn't have it when she was diagnosed, and now there's a pre-existing condition," he explained. He noted that such insurance still would be expensive -- $300 monthly, with a $1,500 deductible. -- What are you seeing and hearing on Election Day? Share your experiences in the comments below. "But I …
Turnout is strong at one precinct -- share your experiences.
The long lines and strong opinions that characterized early 2012 voting in Suwanee continued on Election Day, Tuesday (November 6). Connie Coupal, voting place supervisor at Epiphany Lutheran Church, said about 8:40 a.m. that some 200 voters already had turned out, a strong number. About 3,000 registered voters are in that precinct. And some voters weren't reluctant to share their choices. Terrence Morrow said it took him "about 20 minutes" to vote -- and he voted for President Obama. -- What was your voting experience Tuesday? Share your thoughts in our comemnts below, and join the live blog on Suwanee Patch. He senses that there might be more voter apathy on the presidential race in Georgia than nationwide. "A lot of people think Georgia…
The crucial swing state's election results may also involve a new technology in some counties. Share your thoughts.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
--- See this update: --- Election Day is just a few hours old, and already there is voting controversy and a lawsuit in Ohio, a crucial swing state. According to mashable.com and other media reports, late last week, a leaked work order revealed that John Husted, Ohio’s Republican secretary of state, had installed something called EXP on central tabulation machines in 39 of Ohio’s 88 counties. EXP is called an “experimental software patch,” according to the company’s work request to ES&S -- the nation's largest e-voting system manufacturer. Or, as the Secretary of State’s office has called it, it's a “reporting tool." “Deliberate tampering of that data using uncertified, untested software would be child’s play.” However, an Ohio politician …
The attached document shows a breakdown by precinct of races from president to school board.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Want to know how Suwanee and Gwinnett voted for president in 2008? Wonder no more. Courtesy of the attached document, you can see how your voting precinct went, as well as others nearby and throughout the county, though labeled unofficial and incomplete. It shows the diversity of the county's 800,000 residents. Though thought of as Republican, certain precincts -- such as Harbins A and Pinckneyville A -- voted heavily for Barack Obama over John McCain for president. So sift through the more than 900 pages of voting data and find how your district voted. -- Are you surprised by any of the voting data? Do you think the county's voting habits have changed since 2008? Tell us in the comments below. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to …
Charter school amendment appears headed for win.
UPATE 5:50 pm If you are in line to vote at 7 pm, you will get to vote even though the polls close then. Tens of thousands of Fulton County voters have already cast ballots today. Turnout is especially high for today’s General Election, as it is in most Presidential election years. It's too early to know how this year compares to 2008. In the evening after traditional work hours, peak turnout is anticipated, and tens of thousands of additional voters could exercise their right to vote. Fulton County elections officials released a statement advising that voters who are in line at 7 pm will be allowed to vote under Georgia law. As provided by Georgia law, voters who are over age 75 or who have a disability are eligible to ask to move ahead …