Wednesday, November 7, 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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in Maryland on Tuesday gave the state's 10 electoral votes to Barack Obama.
Barack Obama won Maryland’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. 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 three out of five times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Maryland. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. ABC and CNN reported Obama had won Maryland within 30 minutes of the polls closing around the state. » Follow live election updates here and 'like' our Maryland Patch Facebook page. Women's rights at the national level were a key issue for some in Maryland, including Edgemere resident Trudie Stancliff. "I know of a lot of …
Find your polling place, know what's closed and see your sample ballot.
Happy Election Day! Today, voters across the country make their voices heard in presidential, congressional and local contests of all sorts. Here are some important things before you head to the polls. Where to go: Google has a handy polling place search engine. Just plug in your address and it'll tell you where to go and what's on your ballot. Polls close in Maryland at 8 p.m. The Maryland State Board of Elections can give you more information, includng whether you may need identification when you go to vote and a copy of your sample ballot. What you're voting on: Besides the race for president, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Maryland voters have numerous ballot questions on issues such as same-sex marriage, the Maryland Dream …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on foreign policy. Who dominated? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate. News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights. The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama. Whom do you think won the debate? Tell us in comments. -- TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Get the details on the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan airing Thursday night.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates: The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Marylanders appeared to agree with national pundits that Mitt Romney was forceful and persuasive in his debate with President Obama.
Wednesday night marked a historic moment in the 2012 presidential election—the first one-on-one debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. Moments in debate history have been seen as responsible for turning the tide for one presidential candidate or another. The first debate's verbal sparring was over domestic policy, and was held at the University of Denver. Millions of Americans watched on live television and online, including Patch users across Maryland. Citizens and journalists joined the conversation at a Patch viewing party at Buffalo Wild Wings in Owings Mills, MD. Local news organizations interviewed guests and filed reports from the scene. "Romney won, hands down," said Gary Lenz, of Glyndon…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Join Patch editors in Owings Mills on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to watch and discuss the first presidential debate.
What are the top issues for you in the upcoming election? Are national economic issues or the local business climate on your mind? Patch wants to hear from you. Join Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch Editor Marc Shapiro and Arbutus/Catonsville Patch Editor Bruce Goldfarb at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Owings Mills on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 8:30-10:30 p.m. for a Presidential Debate Viewing Party. Chat with other business- and civic-minded Patch users, meet your editors and watch President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney debate domestic policy issues. Come share appetizers and conversation with Patch. Take home a Patch souvenir. Email Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch Editor Marc Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org …
Monday, August 27, 2012
We'll be sharing coverage from the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week.
Your local Patch site will be sharing coverage this week from the scene of the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week. Patch's editors in Tampa are covering the convention as it happens. Monday's slate of scheduled events was canceled due to Tropical Storm Isaac, which is forecast to pass through Florida Sunday evening through Tuesday. Read the experience of one Patch blogger from Virginia who arrived in Tampa over the weekend. Maryland is sending 37 delegates to Tampa this week; three from each congressional district, 10 at-large selections, two Republican National Committee members and state GOP chair Alex X. Mooney. Are you interested in blogging about this week's convention or any other topics in the news? Visit your …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney headed on a "blue state" tour after picking his running mate.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney headed for a campaign stop Saturday at Harris Pavilion in Manassas, VA, on a bus tour of "blue" states that did not include Maryland. Romney announced Saturday morning in Norfolk that he selected Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, as his running mate. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell joined Romney and Ryan at the campaign stop at the USS Wisconsin, a retired battleship that is now a museum. Romney's tour stopped at Randolph-Macon college in Ashland, VA, and Manassas was to be his final bus stop on Saturday. The bus tour will continue on to North Carolina, Florida and Ohio Sunday through Tuesday. Various road closures were in effect Saturday as Romney campaigned in Virginia, considered a battleground state in the …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Turnout for the primary election was light in Baltimore County, but many of those who came out offered passionate support for their candidate.
Brian Brocki wanted to make sure his son Zach understood the importance of voting. So, the Essex man took Zach, 14, with him as he cast his ballot at Eastern Technical High School in Tuesday's primary election. The fact that there were few people who actually cast votes made the lesson even more important. "I wanted to make sure that when he's old enough that he understands that voting is his duty," said Brocki, who came out in part to vote for Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential race. Brocki joined the majority of Maryland's GOP voters as multiple media outlets declared Romney the winner of the state's primary almost immediately after the polls closed at 8 p.m. Essex resident Raymond Schweiger agrees with Brocki. "I voted for …