Saturday, November 10, 2012
Just five months after Republican Gov. Scott Walker handily won his recall election, GOP nominee Mitt Romney didn't have the same success in the presidential race.
- Lisa Sink
Saturday, November 10, 2012
It's a lost prize that stings for Republicans: How could Mitt Romney lose Wisconsin just five months after Gov. Scott Walker won it? While nationally Romney barely surpassed GOP nominee John McCain's popular vote total in 2008 (58.6 million votes for Romney vs 58.3 million for McCain), in Wisconsin, the former Massachusetts governor surged past McCain by about 11 percentage points. Romney had more votes than McCain in the bright red suburban Milwaukee counties. He even gained votes in dark-blue Milwaukee and Dane counties. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama didn't perform as well as he did in Wisconsin in 2008 — his vote total was 4.4 percentage points less Tuesday than it was in 2008. But statewide, neither Romney's gains nor Obama's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Greenfield voters also favored Tommy Thompson over Tammy Baldwin in the U.S. Senate race.
Greenfield voters turned out to the polls in huge numbers for Tuesday's presidential election, but a majority of them went to be disappointed. Four years after voting in favor of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, Greenfield voters preferred the president's opponent Tuesday. Gov. Mitt Romney carried 51.2 percent of Greenfield's vote, compared to 47.9 percent for Obama as 91.6 percent of Greenfield's 22,464 registered voters turned out on or before Tuesday's showdown. Of them, 10,411 voted for Romney and 9,744 for Obama. The state and the nation, however, did not agree with Greenfield's majority as Obama carried Wisconsin and won a second term. Four years ago, Obama and Joe Biden garnered 10,012 votes in Greenfield; Republicans…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 10:15 p.m. and other media outlets quickly followed. 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 …
President Barack Obama, on his way to re-election win's Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes after defeating former Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has won Wisconsin, considered by political pundits as a major swing state that would go a long way in deciding the 2012 presidential election. Obama was declared the state’s projected winner over Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama and running mate Joe Biden overcame the popularity uptick Romney undoubtedly received when he announced Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville as his vice presidential candidate this summer. With the victory, Obama picked up 10 important electoral votes toward the 270 required to win the presidency. At approximately 10:15 p.m., CNN declared Obama a winner in Ohio, essentially giving him the election. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, with 91 percent of the vote counted in Wisconsin, Obama was leading …
Updated throughout the day and night with the latest happenings at Greenfield's polling places and results.
As Greenfield Patch learns the results of Tuesday's election — from the President of the United States to state Senate and Assembly races — we'll update the following table. It will continue to be updated throughout the evening. Stay tuned to Greenfield Patch for all the latest election news. Note: Once a winner has been declared, his/her name will appear bold faced. LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS Presidential and U.S. Senate results only represent votes in Greenfield. Congressional and state legislative results are for entire district. LAST UPDATE: 6 a.m. Wednesday - some results courtesy of FOX 6. Obama-Biden Updated: 8:25 p.m.: If anyone was expecting long lines, people standing in the rain and voters getting turned away at the door when …
Some people voted for two or more presidential candidates on the same ballot, area elections officials say.
Elections officials from several Milwaukee suburbs reported issues with overvoting during Tuesday's presidential election, and one city said the problem caused them to worry whether they would have enough ballots. Greenfield City Clerk Jennifer Goergen said the city ordered enough ballots for 110 percent of the registered voting population, however, when someone overvotes — votes for more than one person in a race — that person can get a second or even a third ballot. In Greenfield, that problem made the ballot pile dwindle. The city did have enough ballots by the times the polls closed. "We’ve tried to correct that," Goergen said Tuesday evening. "We don’t want that to happen a lot. We’re trying to give better instruction to the voters to…
Poll here close at 8 p.m., but swing states end voting as early as 6 p.m. local time.
Wisconsin voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as three hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Wisconsin time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. The final two swing states, Nevada and Iowa, close at 9 p.m. CST.
Thousands of Greenfield residents will hit the polls today. Let's see photos of those "I Voted" stickers or long lines, or share any stories you have about your experience.
Thousands of Greenfield residents will hit the polls today. Let's see photos of those "I Voted" stickers or long lines, or share any stories you have about your experiences.
In final Patch survey of influencers, Republicans predict a close race in Wisconsin, while Democrats seem sure of Obama’s victory here.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Patch’s final survey of Wisconsin political insiders reveals that party influencers believe the presidential candidates they support will previal in Wisconsin and nationwide in Tuesday's election. However, Democrats insiders seem a bit more confident that President Barack Obama will take Wisconsin, while Republicans are projecting a close race with Mitt Romney ultimately winning, with many saying polls that show Obama in the lead will be proven wrong. As it has throughout the campaign, Patch sent its "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys to more than 150 activists and insiders of both parties, and 60 and 40 Democrats participated in this survey. Most Republican insiders — 70 percent — predicted that Romney …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate calls on the help of volunteers to help her in tightly contested races.
With only day away from the election, U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was hitting the phones Monday at a Greendale home set up for canvassers. Baldwin was personally making calls to volunteer canvassers to ask for their help tomorrow as she goes up against former Gov. Tommy Thompson. “One of the conversations I had melted my heart,” Baldwin said. “She was so excited. She was at the Obama rally in Milwaukee and couldn’t believe we were having a conversation.” Tom Spehert, owner of the home were the canvass took place, said he volunteered to let his house be used because he is committed to getting Tammy Baldwin and President Barack Obama elected. The campaign approached Spehert about using his home as a canvassing office because during …