Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeats Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Wednesday, November 7, 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, U.S. 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 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 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 from …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Roxborough resident continues to represent the 194th District.
With nearly all precincts reporting, State Rep. Pamela DeLissio won victory by a large margin in the 194th District Tuesday night. DeLissio, the freshman lawmaker representing Roxborough-Manayunk and Bala Cynwyd and Belmont Hills in Lower Merion Township, defeated Republican challenger Linda Wolfe-Bateman, capturing 77.4 percent of the vote. In Philadelphia, unofficial election returns from 96 percent of precincts showed DeLissio capturing 15,155 to Wolfe-Bateman's 4,190, according to the City Commissioners. Lower Merion Township produced a much closer tally—with DeLissio up 508-232, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.
With sources calling a win for Fattah, the representative looks twoard the new year.
Chaka Fattah, the incumbent Democratic representative for the Northwest in the 2nd congressional district, retained his seat in Washington in Tuesday's election, according to the unofficial results from both the city and state's election results websites. Though verified results are not yet in, Fattah, who has served as representative in the House since 1995, appears to have bested Republican candidate Robert Mansfield and Independent James Foster. According to the state's election website, Fattah pulled 89.9 percent of the votes, getting 295,000 votes compared to Mansfield's nearly 25,00 votes. Fattah said that, with this win, he was going to be focused on working with house Republicans on fiscal issues. "Both the Bush tax cuts and the …
Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballots for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mutliple media outlets are calling President Barack Obama the projected winner of Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for Barack Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Former Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. Romney spent part of Election Day in Pittsburgh and visited Bucks County on Sunday, drawing 25,000 supporters. On Monday, former President Bill Clinton was in the Philadelphia suburbs and Romney surrogates, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, swept through eastern Pennsylvania, …
Senators and representatives win election to the General Assembly.
In an election of uncertainties, five Northwest Philadelphia politicians didn't have to sweat it out on Election Day. As the polls close at 8 p.m. in Philadelphia, five lawmakers—who did not face electoral challenges—will won election to Harrisburg. Four will retain their seats, while a fifth will take over the position of retiring John Myers. These pols will represent parts of Roxborough, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy. All are Democrats. Editor's note: An earlier version incorrectly listed the representative for the 201st District and has since been corrected.
Check this article for all the updated local information you need for Election Day.
Results U.S. Representative, District 2 11:10 p.m.: 569 of 781 precincts reporting PA Representative, District 194 11:14 p.m. *Winner Unopposed Races: Election Day is here. Follow our coverage in the field on Twitter: @RoxboroughPatch; @MtAiryPatch and ChestnutHPatch. 7:15 p.m.: Fire Engine Co. #39 (21st Ward; 22 Division): Lee Shelly @LiiShelly on Twitter said: "Voting in Manayunk took 1 minute... Everyone there was very nice and we got Spanish stickers!!" 7:12 p.m.: Germantown Jewish Center (22nd Ward; 4th and 5th Divisions): Lots of turnout all day—488 and 448 voters, respectively. The pace has dropped off a little as it's almost closing time. Poll workers do not anticipate a late night surge. 7:10 p.m.: Roxborough Library (21st Ward; …
Election Day brought problems at polls in several areas of eastern Pennsylvania
EASTERN PA — Several reports of voting irregularities in Eastern Pennsylvania emerged on Tuesday, the day of the presidential election. In Easton, signs appeared offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to voter fraud convictions. A constable for Easton’s 10th ward removed one such sign staked into the ground after consulting with an elections attorney on site. The Pennsylvania Commercial Action Network, the same group that posted “Replace ObamaCare” billboards around the state, made the signs. ID Requests Many Easton voters also reported poll workers asking for their IDs, even though IDs are not required for this election cycle under the law. Matthew Keeler, press secretary for the PA Department of State, said that's part of the …
Poll location confusion and machine problems reported.
Though their problems were largely resolved, voters in the 21st Ward Tuesday had some heartaches in trying to cast their ballots. Voters, poll workers and campaign volunteers told Patch that some confusion existed where people should vote in Roxborough due to changed locations. Additionally, one Manayunk facility struggled to get machines going this morning. Presidential elections bring more people to the polls than off-year or congressional elections—a known fact. That means citizens who took a few years off may be unaware that polling places moved. Since the 2008 presidential election and the 2010 midterm election, several voter locations shifted. Signage alerted voters at locations that moved this year, but shifted locales from several …
Republicans say 75 credentialed election workers denied poll acces.
Update 3:30 p.m.: Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge John M. Younge ruled Tuesday that the all certified minority inspectors and their clerks be allowed into Philadelphia polling places. The order comes after state Republicans alleged that Democrats illegally barred these GOP members from polling places earlier on Election Day. Younge's ruling ordered the Philadelphia Sheriff's Department to enforce his edict. Moments after the starter's whistle on Election Day in Philadelphia, both political parties heaved grenades about disrupting voters. Pennsylvania GOP officials allege that Democrats prevented 75 legally credentialed Republican election workers from accessing polling places in heavily Democratic areas in Philadelphia, which …
The Keystone State helped Barack Obama win re-election in what was a good night for Democrats across Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State. Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, made history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County. Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor …