Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 …
Ed Markey will maintain his seat in Congress.
Democrat U.S. Congressman Ed Markey will serve a 19th term in Washington. Markey led Republican challenger Tom Tierney 75 percent to 25 percent with 41 percent of precincts reporting, according to Boston.com, which had called the race by 9:45 p.m. Markey's seat has traditionally been for the 7th District of Massachusetts, but that changed with redistricting last year. Markey's new district is the 5th, and it added a sliver of Cambridge, previously represented by Michael Capuano, as well as the western towns of Southborough, Ashland, Holliston, Sherborn, and a large portion of Sudbury. Markey also lost the city of Everett. Despite the district changes, Markey faced little difficulty in this year's election. He received $457,200 in campaign …
A majority of voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 11 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Massachusetts' 11 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 3 out of 5 times. Shortly after 8 p.m., the AP called Massachusetts for Obama, along with with six other east coast states and the District of Columbia. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Massachusetts. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. Romney cast his ballot this morning in his hometown of Belmont, …
What's it like inside one of America's most exclusive parties? Patch is there to find out.
Mitt Romney's back in Massachusetts and throwing a party tonight. Ever wonder what a presidential election night party is like? What do you wear? What's the food like? How excited do people get? Newton Patch Editor Melanie Graham is at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center for Romney's shin-dig and will tweet out all these details and more as the night goes on.
What's it like when the potential next leader of the free world votes in your town? Patch sent three editors to find out.
How do you start the most important day in your life? If you're Mitt Romney, you come back to your home town to vote. Belmont will witness one of the rarest sites in America: A presidential candidate voting on election day. Join Patch as we live tweet from inside and outside the Beech Street Center in Belmont. Editors will capture the scene with tweets, photos, video and more. From broadcast news trucks to local media to protesters to residents just looking to get to Dunks, the scene should provide a colorful start to election day. ___ Late Update, 10:27 a.m.: Check out Belmont Editor Franklin Tucker's photo gallery from inside the voting station. 9:23 a.m.: "Line to vote has disappeared at Romney's polling place in Belmont," tweeted @…
The candidates, incumbents and issues to watch.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Weston Patch is devoted to providing you with information on the races and ballot initiatives in today's election. Here's our looking at the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. The Massachusetts Senate Race Incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (Republican) is looking to be re-elected this fall. Elizabeth Warren (Democrat) is running against Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race. The 2012 Race for the State Senate Seat for Fifth Middlesex District Residents of this district will see a new face take control with the announcement of Susan Fargo deciding not to run for re-election. Vying for her seat are: Three initiatives on the ballot:
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The candidates are into their final push, reaching out to voters in all sorts of ways.
We have just days left until election day, and each campaign is into the final stretch. In many cases, that includes an overwhelming amount of contact with voters, from phone calls to roadside "visibilities," to flyers in the mail and (what can feel like) endless television ads. Regardless of your political stripe, you have likely been subject to this. Which part of the final push has bugged you the most? Which candidate have you heard from the most? Tell us in the comments section below.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Advocates on both sides of the issue are urging voters not to override the compromise bill passed this summer.
In light of a compromise bill passed July 31, both sides of the "right to repair" your car debate have begun a campaign to urge voters not to vote on the ballot question next month. Though the legislature passed a compromise bill, the deadline for removing the question from the ballot had passed weeks earlier, on July 3. "Although it was too late to take this question off the ballot, people can feel confident that the issue has been addressed by the legislature," Art Kinsman, the spokesman for the Right to Repair Coalition, said at the State House last week. Under the bill, automakers would be required make available to independent mechanics all repair codes and other diagnostic information, but have time to satisfy a mandate that all …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Here's what Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats said about the Obama-Romney debate in a flash poll.
Mitt won. That's the major finding from Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out by Patch to Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats immediately after the debate ended last night. Local influential Republicans polled in Patch's survey voted 86.2 percent that Romney won by a wide margin, with the remaining 13.8 percent voting that he won by a slim margin. Local influential Democrats voted 19.1 percent that Romney won by a wide margin and 28.6 percent voted that he won by a slim margin, while 19.1 percent voted that Obama won by a slim margin and only 9.5 percent voted that the president won by a wide margin. Another 23.8 percent voted "neutral." Asked who would be the consensus "winner" as declared by the national media, Democrats and…