Wednesday, November 7, 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 campaign Obama won was 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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Images from across the country on Election Day 2012 as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off in the race for the White House.
Patch editors are uploading photos from polling places across the country. Keep up with the latest dispatches from the field in the photos above or through this link.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Utica was one of the last stops for the state GOP's "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" bus tour of Michigan.
Nearly a dozen Republican candidates arrived in an over-sized Mitt Romney bus Monday morning to fire up the volunteers who have been working at the Macomb-Utica Victory Center since the beginning of the campaign season. “48-hours ago we were down two points in the polls. This morning we’re up one. Keep working those phones and knocking on those doors and we’ll bring it home,” said Bobby Schostak, chairman of the Michigan GOP. Michigan has 25 Republican victory centers across the state. Between the GOP volunteers and candidates, Schostak said more than 1 million doors have been knocked in Michigan to convince voters to vote Republican. Since Friday, Michigan Republicans have been making pit stops around the state in the Romney victory bus. …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time on Monday night? How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The fourth and final debate heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Monday night, broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In their third meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There were three prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will be in Utica Tuesday.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will make a stop at presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's Utica-Macomb campaign center Tuesday. The Republican Governor will meet with local residents to talk about the party's plans at 3:30 p.m. The Utica-Macomb Victory Center is located at 13285 Hall Road Ste. C125 in Utica, next to Game Stop and Plato's Closet. The visit comes the day after the final presidential debate Monday, before the Nov. 6 elections. For a detailed schedule of the debate, click here. Check out photos from the Romney Utica-Macomb Victory Center during last week's debate.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the second time Tuesday night. How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The third of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Tuesday night, broadcast live from Hofstra University. In their second meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign and domestic policy in a town hall format. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There is one remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates: There were two prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
As Election Day 2012 draws closer, we want to hear from undecided voters around Michigan.
While most voters have already made up their minds whether they want to re-elect President Barack Obama or cast their ballots in favor of former Gov. Mitt Romney, about 7 percent of the likely voting population remains undecided, according to the Huffington Post. It’s that undecided group we want to reach out to in Michigan. We’d like to hear from those of you who remain unsure which way you’ll go on Nov. 6. Here are our questions for you: What has prevented you from making up your mind so far? Is there a particular issue or stand on an issue you’re waiting to hear more from the candidates about? What would make you favor one candidate over another? Maybe you're passionate about the economy and haven't heard a plan that resonates yet? …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Shelby's retirees make up the 12 percent of people who have contributed to presidential candidates' election funds.
Whether Shelby Township's retirees agree on politics or not, more retired residents than any other listed occupation donated to presidential candidates. According to Federal Election Commission records, retirees made up about 12 percent of Shelby residents who donated to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and former Governor Mitt Romeny's campaign. Out of the 50 residents who contributed $4,880 to Obama's campaign, six people said they were retired. Out of the 55 people who donated $34,859 to Romney, seven people listed themselves as retired. In total, Shelby Township residents donated $39,739 as of July, which is the last time the Federal Election Commission updated their public database. The occupations of contributors to each…