Wednesday, November 7, 2012
With most ballots in, Yes votes were mired well below the 50 percent needed to change the Minnesota Constitution.
Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have required them to show photo ID before they cast their ballots. It was past 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Associated Press called the ballot question for the Vote No forces. At 1:45 a.m., with 87.47 percent of precincts reporting, the Minnesota Secretary of State estimated that yes votes were 45.74 percent of all ballots cast. Update (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.). Unofficial results now show these results: The ballot measure needed more than 50 percent to pass. Growing Optimism Earlier in the long evening, with about 675,000 ballots counted, Our Vote Our Future spokesman Eric Fought said, "We're optimistic" about the Vote No chances. He added, "It could tighten up a little…
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 10:15 CST. 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 …
Voters in Minnesota on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 10 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. CBS News has called the Minnesota race for the President shortly after 9:30 p.m., about the same time ABC News projected Minnesota for Obama, after Obama took a more than 40,000 vote lead with about 10 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press also called the Minnesota race for Obama before 10 p.m., according to the Pioneer Press. Obama's 12 percent lead would match his margin over John McCain in 2008. 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. It has voted Republican only once in the last 50 years. …
Are you proud that you did your civic duty at the polls today? Show off by uploading a photo of yourself and your "I Voted" sticker.
Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Minnesota's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close two hours earlier.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Minnesota and Wisconsin voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key states ends as much as two 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. Minnesota time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Turnout and same-day voter registrations have been steady all day at a number of precincts in Eagan, judges said.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us UPDATED, 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6: Election officials in at least two of Eagan's voting precincts say redistricting has caused some confusion among Eagan voters, who have shown up at the wrong polling place, only to be redirected to other locations. Barbara-Ann March, an election judge in Eagan's Precinct 6A, said election staff at the polling station have had to send a limited number of voters to other precincts. Redistricting, which occurs once every decade following a national census, reshuffled many of Eagan's voting precincts this spring. Despite the difficulties, nearly 886 people had voted as of 1 p.m. at March's polling station in…
Patch's one-stop-shop for Dakota County's election news and results, including legislative battles, county commissioner races, and judicial contests, as well as links to local and federal election coverage.
Welcome to Patch's Dakota County hub for all things Election 2012. This page will offer some historical perspective of recent voting in Dakota County, along with up-to-the-moment election results for races across the county. It will also have links to Patch's local (think city and school board) as well as state and federal (think senate and president) election coverage. While house and senate races are incredibly important and dramatic, there are a number of other races in the county, and state, which you will find results for by scrolling down, including: To find results for the Presidential election, senate race, congressional election and constitutional amendment questions, you can find all the up-to-the-minute results here on Patch …
This is where you can find election results for local and legislative races. There will be separate election stories for county, judicial, constitutional amendments and national results.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us UPDATED: 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7: Looking for Eagan election results? You've come to the right place. Below you will find up-to-the-minute election results for races in Eagan, including Minnesota House, Minnesota Senate and Eagan City Council races. Patch will begin updating this page with numbers after the polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. If you see incomplete results, keep refreshing your page as we post live results. This page contains local election results only. Eagan City Council* *100 percent of precincts reporting. *—Denotes Incumbent House District 51A (Burnsville, Eagan)* *100 percent of precincts reporting. House District …