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.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Nearly 200 people filled the Eastside Republican Club headquarters to hear from local, state and federal candidates for office. Mitt Romney's nephew also shared personal stories about the GOP nominee.
The final day of the GOP "Believe in Michigan - Jobs First" statewide bus tour began Monday with a rally in St. Clair Shores that included local, state and federal candidates for offices along with a personal speech by Mitt Romney's nephew, George Romney. The grandson of the former Michigan governor and nephew of the Republican candidate for president shared stories about how he would spend time with Mitt Romney and his family growing up and how he learned how to be a good, spouse, father and son. What also struck him was how Mitt Romney would set aside one Saturday a month and volunteer with his sons. "He understood what is important," said Romney, who currently lives in Northville. "It is family. It is charity. And wouldn't it be great …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Search the latest Michigan data made available by the Federal Election Commission for contributions to President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
The presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are fueled with hundreds of millions of dollars donated by individuals in 2012. The watchdog Web site, opensecrets.org, estimates contributions nationally by individuals to Obama's campaign totaled $631 million. Romney's share of contributions by individuals was $384 million. The analysis is based upon the latest Federal Election Commission records released in late October. Closer to home, opensecrets.org reports that Michigan ranked 16th with $13 million contributed by individuals to both candidates, $7.8 million to Romney and $5.2 million to Obama. Curious which Michiganders gave to the major presidential campaigns? You can use the widget …
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.
Here are details on today's Presidential Debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and local debate viewing parties.
What time is the presidential debate? The third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining presidential debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Local Debate Viewing Parties The Grosse Pointe Democrats are hosting a Presidential Debate Viewing Party at their office on Charlevoix in the Park from 8 - 11 pm. Free refreshments and munchies will be served. For more information, contact Kirkland Garey at 313-473-8540. Republican …
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.
Here are details on the next debate between incumbent Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday. The debate will be run in a town meeting format, with topics including domestic and foreign policy. Check below for more information on the debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. 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. Debate watch parties: Team Obama will hold a watch party in Grosse Pointe Park; Team Romney will meet at Dearborn headquarters at 22707 Michigan Ave. Below is more detailed information on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the …
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? …