Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We delve into election results to see how Solon residents voted on the presidential, senate and other races down the ballot.
Barack Obama won the national vote and he won in Ohio. He also won in Solon, according to unofficial vote totals from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. While Cuyahoga County is a Democratic stronghold, Republicans needed to perform well in the suburbs to shave off votes from the president's total. While Romney performed better in Solon than he did countywide, he did not do enough. Obama collected 6,983 votes to Romney's 5,935. In addition, Solon residents also chose Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown over GOP challenger Josh Mandel. But Solon did not always go Democratic. David Joyce, the GOP candidate for U.S. Congress to replace Steven LaTourette, was picked by Solon voters over Democrat Dale Blanchard. They also chose state Sen. Tom …
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 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 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 …
President Barack Obama won Ohio, and the presidency, according to NBC News and the Associated Press.
President Barack Obama has won Ohio and reclaimed the presidency of the United States. Obama narrowly won the popular vote over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and claimed enough Electoral College votes to win a second term in the White House. And in the heated and expensive race for one of Ohio's U.S. Senate seats, Sen. Sherrod Brown has defeated GOP challenger Josh Mandel to reclaim his U.S. Senate seat, according to projections from NBC News and the Associated Press. "Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won," Brown said in a prepared statement. RESULTS UPDATED AT 1 A.M. NOV. 7, 96% Precincts Reporting Obama-Biden Sherrod Brown Betty Sutton STATE BALLOT ISSUES Ohio may be the most important state in today's …
Voters in Ohio on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 18 Electoral votes.
President Barack Obama won Ohio’s 18 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. 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 every time. Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Ohio. The state has typically been a battleground state in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was healthcare.
We will be constantly updating election results tonight for both the national races and the local Solon issues.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Patch will update results constantly as the night unfolds and will post winners as soon as possible.
Ohio's voting goes until 7:30 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close later.
Ohio voters have until 7:30 p.m. to cast their ballots, but voting in other key swing states doesn't end until hours later. Exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House. The earliest key state to watch are Virginia and Florida, where polls close at 7 p.m. Voting also ends at 7:30 p.m. in fellow swing state North Carolina. The majority of New Hampshire's polls close between 7 and 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., the swing state of Pennsylvania closes its polls. A portion of Florida closes its polls at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard time, too—the state is split across two time zones. Iowa and Nevada close voting at 10 p.m. Politico has a full map of voting times across the country. The …
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It’s finally Election Day, but Ohio—especially Northeast Ohio—isn’t out of the spotlight yet. Both the Obama and Romney campaigns made a stop in (the exact same spot of) Cleveland earlier today. CNN reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plane landed at the airport earlier today. Shortly before noon, the plane for his vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, also landed. So did Vice President Joe Biden’s plane. With all the recent campaign stops in the area, this isn't surprising. The Washington Post's Election 2012 Blog reports that this has actually happened to the candidates three times in the past three days, including this past weekend in Cleveland. This post will be updated as more information from the visits …
Polls are open today from 6:30 a.m to 7:30 p.m.
Solon voters will take to the polls today to have their say on a number of important issues, not least of which to help decide who wins the presidency. Solon Patch doesn't opine on issues, but we will say this: Voting is your most important right, and the best way to have your say on the future of your community and the state is to head to the polls today. Here's what you need to know: 1. I don't know enough about the issues. Where can I learn more? The best place to get up to speed on Solon's local issues is Patch's Election Guide 2012. We have bios of the candidates and links to our coverage of the issues. 2. When are the polls open? Polling places open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. 3. What should I bring with me to the polls? …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Candidate for president making a stop at the I-X Center on Sunday.
With the presidential race headed down the home stretch, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making a stop in Cleveland on Sunday. As part of the “Rockin’ for Victory Rally,” Romney is scheduled to speak at the I-X Center at 2:15 p.m. Musical guests — including Rodney Atkins, Sam Moore and the Marshall Tucker Band — are scheduled to perform. According to a news release, all those in attendance “will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible.” No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be allowed. However, cameras are permitted. The doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the event kicks off at 2:15 p.m. Those interested in attended are required to RSVP here. For questions, contact the …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Cindy McCain joined Romney at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center.