Friday, May 10, 2013
The interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
There was a slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – who cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Former Gov. Charlie Crist will be at a Lakewood Ranch restaurant. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will be at a private gathering in downtown Sarasota 12 miles away.
Two titans of Florida politics will be attending fundraisers 12 miles apart Friday, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will be at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch, raising money for the Manatee County Democratic Party, according to political reporter Jeremy Wallace writing for HT Politics. There is speculation that Crist will run for governor again. Tickets start at $75. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, will speak at the downtown penthouse home of entrepreneur Jesse Biter. Rubio, who is seen as a potential presidential candidate, is raising money for his PAC, Reclaim America, according to Wallace, writing for HT Politics. Tickets start at $500. The two men ran against each other in 2012 …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Check out this livestream view of the inauguration activities. The daylong list of activities is below.
From James Taylor singing "America the Beautiful!" to the U.S. Chief Justice administering the oath of office to President Barack Obama, here is the schedule of events via Reuters! President Barack Obama will take part in a celebratory inauguration celebration today on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to mark his second term in office. Obama took the legal oath in a private ceremony on Sunday as it was the Constitutional date—Jan. 20—for him to take the oath of office. Following his speech, Obama will partake in a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. The ceremony itself begins at 11:30 a.m., and you can watch the livestream provided by HuffPostLive or Yahoo and ABC News right here on Patch. The official theme for the 2013 …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In just three days since Patch reported about a Florida secession petition, the petition grew from 1,343 to 30,304 signatures, exceeding its goal.
The Florida secession movement through an online petition has exploded over the course of three days, now surpassing its goal, reaching 30,304 signatures as of Wednesday evening. Patch first reported the Florida secession movement Monday when the petition on the White House's petition website had only 1,343 signatures and the story went viral to the point where 30,304 people have signed supporting the idea of secession, though it's not legally possible. The petition was created Nov. 10. Overall, 20 petitions for similar secession requests were filed on the site, and Texas even reached 60,000 signatures for its petition, The Huffington Post reported. More than 178 comments were posted on Patch's initial story and another 124 comments were …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
On the official website of the White House is a facility opening a petition on any issue that you feel needs addressing. What would you like to petition the U.S. Government to do?
Monday, November 12, 2012
While the presidential election is the only true national referendum, petitions are well and alive and are still stuck on the elections. Florida residents are embracing the power of petition and referendum. While you can't do the latter on a national level, anyone can file a petition with the White House. At least a few folks in Florida are doing just that, actually petitioning the President Barack Obama White House to allow Florida to break off from the United States government and become its own nation. Hey, Puerto Rico is waiting to take Florida's place, so no need to change the number of stars on the flag, so there's that. The Obama White House offers citizens the opportunity to file a petition on its official website. Several people …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call.
Even though Florida's 29 electoral votes won't make a difference in the outcome of the Presidential election, Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call. President Barack Obama held a razor-thin thin edge over Gov. Mitt Romney, even as 200,000 votes were left to be counted in Florida. Obama won enough battleground states to win re-election even if he doesn't win Florida. All precincts have reported results, but provisional and absentee ballots still needed to be counted. That includes 9,000 ballots that were still being counted Wednesday in Pinellas County. It isn't yet clear when a winner in Florida's Presidential race may be declared. Obama held a 0.58% lead on Wednesday afternoon. If the margin falls below 0.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The incumbent beat two challengers in a winner-takes-all race,
Incumbent Mayor Wayne Poston won a fourth term as Bradenton's leader, defeating two challengers: City Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey, who gave up her set to challenge the mayor and former Manatee County Democratic Party leader Richard O'Brien. Poston stayed about 1,250 votes ahead of his two opponents. Unofficial results on Tuesday evening were: Poston said he was greatful to win a fourth term in office so that he "could finish" some of his projects in the city. He said he was pleased given that "incumbents are not necessarily in favor." He credited the work of his supporters, especially those in the fire department who campaigned for him.
After a close primary, Brodsky pulled well ahead in the general election.
A 47-year-old career prosecutor has won his bid for State Attoney's Office in the 12th Judicial District. Ed Brodsky defeated John Torraco, 41, of Sarasota a criminal defense attorney who also teaches State College of Florida. Brodsky credited the "tremendous support" he received from the State Attorney's Office, law enforcement officials and community leaders. He also said his experience set him apart from Toracco. Brodsky has been serving as second in command at the State Attorney's Office under Earl Moreland who is retiring this year. "I was running against an oppoenent who had never been a prosecutor, that was an important thing in this race," Brodsky said. "He has a very limited trial background. Public safety was too important to …