Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Students in the middle school program cast their own ballots for two "unnamed" candidates.
Students at the School of the Incarnation in Gambrills had their own presidential election on Tuesday, casting ballots for two "mystery" candidates as part of a social studies lesson. Laura Pajerowski, the school's director of development, said the students in the middle school program cast their ballots during their lunch period for the "Orange" or "Yellow" candidate after reading each candidate's platform. The colors were used instead of the real candidate names to ensure that students voted based on the issues. After the votes were counted, the "Yellow" candidate—Mitt Romney—emerged as the winner. If you didn't know the name of who you were voting for, would that impact how you voted?
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
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. 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 campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in Maryland on Tuesday gave the state's 10 electoral votes to Barack Obama.
Barack Obama won Maryland’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Maryland. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. ABC and CNN reported Obama had won Maryland within 30 minutes of the polls closing around the state. » Follow live election updates here and 'like' our Maryland Patch Facebook page. Women's rights at the national level were a key issue for some in Maryland, including Edgemere resident Trudie Stancliff. "I know of a lot of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
By the time early voting ended on Friday evening, 38,140 voters had cast ballots in Anne Arundel County.
More voters turned out at early voting centers Friday than on any other day in Anne Arundel County's early voting history. Check back here throughout Tuesday for live election results. By the time early voting ended on Friday evening, a total of 38,140 voters had cast ballots, according to information with the Maryland State Board of Elections. That's an increase of more than 4,000 over 2010's total early voting results, though 2012's numbers only account for 10.9 percent of the total number of registered voters in the county. Statewide, about 11.6 percent of voters cast ballots early, with Anne Arundel voters somewhere in the middle of the turnout, and Talbot County leading the state with 23 percent of total voter turnout during early …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Registered voters can begin voting as early as Oct. 27 at several locations in Anne Arundel County.
- Tim Lemke
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The West County Area Library in Odenton will be one of five facilities open for early voting in the upcoming general election. Voters can cast their ballot as early as Oct. 27 at the library, located at 1325 Annapolis Rd. The polls will be open for early voting from Oct. 27 to Nov. 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., except on Sundays, when polls are open from noon to 6 p.m. Residents of Anne Arundel County may vote early at any one of five locations, provided they are registered and eligible to vote. Aside from the West County Area Library, the other early voting centers are: North County Area Library- 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 21060 Severna Park Library- 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 21146 Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis- 121 South Villa…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on foreign policy. Who dominated? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate. News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights. The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama. Whom do you think won the debate? Tell us in comments. -- TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, …
Here's a look at what's on tap this week in west Anne Arundel County.
Is the election here yet? OK, we've got a couple weeks to go. But in the meantime, check out these events this week, which include a debate viewing party. Presidential Debate Viewing Party When: Monday, 9 p.m. Where: Perry's Restaurant Details: The West County Democrats will gather as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama go at it for the third and final time. Board of Education Meeting When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: 2622 Riva Rd., Annapolis Details: The school board will offer an update on the academic achievement portion of the school system's strategic plan. The board will also vote on the designs for the new Severna Park High School and two other school projects. Arundel Volleyball vs. Severna Park When: Thursday, 6 p.m. Where: Arundel High …
The club has formally put its voice behind Mitt Romney and the local GOP candidates for congress.
With a little over two weeks left before the election, the District 32 Republican Club has announced its official endorsements. The club is urging area residents to vote for Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger for U.S. President, and his vice presidential running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan. Members have endorsed Republican Dan Bongino over Sen. Ben Cardin. The club also endorsed three Republicans vying for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. It endorsed Nancy Jacobs (2nd District), Eric Knowles (3rd District) and Faith Loudon (4th District.)
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Join the Democrats in Odenton on Monday, as President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off again.
The third and final presidential debate will take place Monday night, and the local Democrats will gather to watch. The West County Democratic Club has invited the public to watch the televised debate at Perry's in Odenton following its monthly business meeting. The club will meet to discuss upcoming ballot issues at 7 p.m. and will stick around for the debate at 9 p.m. Members of Maryland's delegation from District 21 will be in attendance, including Sen. Jim Rosapepe and delegates Joseline Pena-Melnyk, Ben Barnes and Barbara Frush. To RSVP to the debate-watching event, call 301-580-6475.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan sparred in the vice presidential debate last week, the nation's attention turns toward Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's second debate—a town hall forum focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that and the final face-off Oct. 22 as voters decide their choice in the Nov. 6 presidential election. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the …