Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Election results and local coverage of the state and national races on Election Day 2012.
In order to make life easier for you, we created this article where you will find all the info you need to know about how Florida voted in the Presidential election as well as races for the U.S. Senate and House and Florida Senate and House. Results are changing as precincts report. They are not final.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Show off your "I voted" sticker or your favorite election sign.
While 25 percent of Manatee County's registered voters cast their ballots in early voting, election day is still a big day. Most voters still come out on the the traditional election day to cast their ballots, whether it is to avoid long lines at early voting or to see their friends and neighbors at the polls and of course there is always procrastination at work. Patch is capturing images throughout the day. We want you to share your photos too. Show off your patriotism to fellow Patch readers, post your photos of your I Voted stocker or your political buttons or favorite political signs.
Monday, November 5, 2012
There are 12 amendments on the ballot, this is your chance to find out about them before you vote on Tuesday.
Images from across the country on Election Day 2012 as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off in the race for the White House.
Patch editors are uploading photos from polling places across the country, and of course right here across Tampa Bay. Look for Patch at the polls and keep up with the latest dispatches from the field in the photos above or through this link.
The debate on which presidential candidate to vote for has been decisive, so what is going to happen Nov. 6 or 7 when some people learn their candidate didn't win?
Come Tuesday at 7 p.m. it is all over but the shouting (and possibly the counting, which could go well into Wednesday in Florida). But just how loud is the shouting going to be? The 2012 election season has been one of the most devisive on record according by most accounts. Even the discussion here on Patch has gotten heated on many occasions. Those who support President Barack Obama are solid in their support of him. The same goes for those who support the challenger, Gov. Mitt Romney. But at least one set of supporters is going to come away disappointed. The big question is, how is the country going to handle it? Usually there are threats by some that they will leave the country if their guy doesn't win. This year, however, there have …
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Sarasota's Sapphire Shores resident Jill Green has had her election signs stolen, destroyed and now has a postcard from the person who admitted to the crime with a bizarre message.
When Jill Green's election signs were first stolen this year in the Sapphire Shores neighborhood, she thought it was a case of sour grapes, but now it turned scary. Green received a bizarre message on a postcard from the person who claimed to have stolen her Democrat candidate signs. On one side of the postcard, there's a picture of President Ronald Reagan with "Hero" underneath and President Barack Obama with "Zero" underneath his picture. On the other side is a long rant about how Democrat yard signs attract criminals. "I live around the corner from you and when I see signs that support Democrats I fear for the safety of our neighborhood," the person writes under a pseudonym, Bat Masterson—a 1950s TV character based on a real Wild West …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Republicans from Manatee and Sarasota County gathered for a small party to boost spirits before Election Day.
Prominent Sarasota and Manatee County Republicans joined by Gov. Rick Scott gave one last push Saturday to get voters to the polls. Scott, joined by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R—Longboat Key), State Rep. Ray Pilon and others, gathered at Dolphin Aviation where the mood was light, but the party's message was heavy: Vote Republican and vote President Barack Obama out of the White House. "In our state two years ago, we walked in with a $3.7 billion deficit. We didn't say, 'It was the last person's problem. We can't solve it.,' Scott said. "No. We balanced the budget. And guess what? We cut property taxes, we cut business taxes. We cut regulation, we streamlined permitting processes. And it works. That's what we're going to do in Washington on …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The actress that portrays Miranda Hobbes in "Sex And The City" helps campaign for President Barack Obama at Sarasota event.
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon will be in Sarasota today to help get women to re-elect President Barack Obama. Nixon will appear at the Obama For America office at 305 Gillespie Ave., off of Fruitville Road at 12:30 p.m., to talk about women's issues, according to the Sarasota County Democratic Club. The event is free and open to the public. "President Obama has fought for women's rights and women's health — from cracking down on pay discrimination, to making sure women can get birth control and preventive care with no copay or deductible. This ongoing struggle to give women control over their own lives and equal opportunities for success is central to this election," said Rita Ferrandino, chairwoman of the Sarasota County Democratic …
Vice President Joe Biden is known for his humor, and he definitely shared it in Sarasota, and that's not an "outrageous lie."
With five days before the General Election, it's time to laugh. Vice President Joe Biden's appearance in Sarasota was noted for him calling Gov. Mitt Romney's Ohio radio ad an "outrageous lie" about how Jeep is taking jobs to China. (For the record, the Jeep chief executive said they are adding jobs in Toledo, and a new Chinese plant is for only the Chinese market.) But there's a lot of crazy stuff and one-liners that Biden said that didn't make it to the nightly news. Especially when you clip his words together out of order and out of context like a late-night talk show. Including: "Eureka! He found there was a binder full of qualified women!" "I'm being a good Biden today." "... The president is wrong." "Look man, I used to have a …