Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Five of the six statewide ballot proposals were defeated, according to early results.
Voters throughout Michigan chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney for president, according to early results, and voted no on at least five of the six state proposals. Michiganders also chose incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow over Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra for Senate, according to early results. Voter turnout was reported to be high across the state. In 2008, 66.2 percent of Michigan's registered voters cast ballots, the highest number since 1968 when voter turnout was 66.8 percent. On Tuesday, many precincts were still taking ballots well after 8 p.m. to accommodate voters. 1:32 AM: U.S. Rep. John Dingell claimed victory and a record-breaking 30th term in Congress. 12:46 AM: Results are trickling in. Dexter Patch reports Gretchen …
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.
Woods Millage Proposal and Road Construction Bond defeated. Gafa, Pangborn win Grosse Pointe School Board race. Sheehy wins four of the five Pointes.
1:56 AM: The Grosse Pointe Woods Millage Proposal and Road Construction Bond have been voted down according to the Woods' General Election results. Voters denied the millage increase proposed by the Woods City Council by 2,200 votes and the Road Bond was defeated by nearly 900 votes. Cindy Pangborn and Judy Gafa have won seats on the Grosse Pointe Public School Board. Gafa garnered 15,467 district votes while Pangborn earned 13,398 and Broman 9,386 votes respectively. Republican Dan Schulte bested Democrat Brian Banks in both Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores for the 1st Distict State Representative race. The district also includes Harper Woods and part of Detroit. Patch will update the race total vote count when it become …
Wayne County voters elected a prosecuting attorney, clerk, sheriff and treasurer at the polls Tuesday, as well as five charter amendments.
6:00 AM: Wayne County results have been updated as of 3:45 a.m. in the table above -- the most recent results available from the county. Stick with Patch as results continue to be tallied. 8:10 PM: The polls have closed in Wayne County. Check back here on Patch for more news and results on election night. While voters accross the state of Michigan will have their hands full deciding on who they want to serve as their next president and six ballot proposals, Wayne County voters will also have a number of countywide races and questions to grapple with. Among those races are Wayne County prosecutor, sheriff and clerk, plus a number of seats on the 3rd Circuit Court. The Wayne County Commission is also asking voters to approve five amendments …
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
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the general election. Grosse Pointe voters can see their ballots and find their voting location before they hit the polls.
Looking for your ballot before you hit the polls in Grosse Pointe? Publius has it online. In its 16th year, Publius.org is a nonprofit, one-stop online voter education guide. “We designed it for voters who want to make sure there are no surprises at the polling booth” said Vince Keenan, creator and executive director of Publius.org. “Publius helps you familiarize yourself with the ballot before you hit the polls.” Also, if complicated redistricting has you confused, the site offers a 2012 district-mapping function with updated districts so you can easily check the boundaries of your U.S. congressional, state senate and house seats. Michigan voters can find: Publius.org is hosted at Wayne State University and is a non-partisan, non-profit …
On Nov. 6, Michigan voters will face yes or no vote on six statewide proposals ranging from a new bridge to Canada to the emergency manager law.
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.