Voters in a few states sent both issues skating to the left Tuesday, but was the landmark election a fluke or a sign of federal legislation to come?
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The numbers for Republicans and Democrats compared to 2008 stayed fairly consistent.
Cobb County and Georgia overall stayed fairly consistent in party voting between the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012. Below is a breakdown of how you and your fellow Georgians voted Tuesday to give the Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Peach State’s 16 electoral votes in his loss to incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. Georgia 2012 (from the Huffington Post) Mitt Romney—2,070,221 (53.4%) Barack Obama—1,761,761 (45.4%) Other—45,056 (1.2%) Georgia 2008 (from the New York Times) John McCain—2,048,244 (52.2%) Barack Obama—1,843,452 (47%) Other—28,805 (.7%) Cobb County 2012 Mitt Romney—171,464 (55.49%) Barack Obama—132,526 (42.89%) Gary Johnson—4,999 (1.62%) Registered voters—415,314 Ballots cast…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
About 60 percent of voters sided with Republican and political novice Brad Wheeler Tuesday over incumbent Democrat Alison Bartlett. Post 7 includes Osborne High; however, it will drop Osborne while picking up Harrison, Hillgrove and McEachern in January.
In a clear victory Tuesday, political newcomer and 20-year Powder Springs resident Brad Wheeler will take over as the West Cobb representative on the county Board of Education. “The schools are the heart of your community,” the 57-year-old Republican and retired teacher and coach told Patch by phone shortly before midnight, “and I care a lot about it.” With all 26 of the seat’s precincts reporting, roughly 60 percent of voters sided with Wheeler over incumbent Democrat Alison Bartlett, who, at 50, is wrapping up her first four-year term. Bartlett’s 40 percent equaled 15,931 votes, while Wheeler grabbed 24,145. “There are some great things that happened (while I was on the board), and I hope they keep moving forward,” said Bartlett, a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County.
Cobb County Republican Sheriff Neil Warren won another term late Tuesday night, beating Democratic challenger Gregory Gilstrap. Warren led by almost 60 percent with all 153 precincts reporting. That's the same percentage that Warren beat Gilstrap in 2008. The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County. Many elections were decided in the primary. Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation. He was first elected as the county’s 42nd sheriff in November 2004. Warren oversees a department where duties include courthouse security, county jail operations and executing criminal warrants. In 2011, Warren said deputies served more than 24,000 criminal warrants, over …
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What's on the ballot, where to vote in Marietta, Cobb election night watch parties, contested races in Cobb, the charter school amendment and the presidential race—here's what you need to know before heading to the polls Nov. 6.
In Cobb, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all precincts. Voters must bring photo ID under state law to participate. According to Cobb Elections, about a quarter of the county's nearly 400,000 registered voters cast ballots in early voting. In addition to the presidential race involving Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Cobb voters will be deciding between Republican incumbent Phil Gingrey and Democrat Patrick Thompson for the 11th District U.S. House seat. Residents will also vote in the State Senate District 6 race between incumbent Senator Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna) and Republican newcomer Hunter Hill. Two Georgia Public Service Commission seats are on …
One contested race is for sheriff, but most predictors don’t expect much of a contest.
Few of Cobb County’s elected officials up for election this year have challengers in today’s election. Some had to only win the primary in July to win the election. In other cases, there never was an opponent. One contested race is for sheriff, but most predictors don’t expect much of a contest. Cobb County’s Sheriff Neil Warren is facing off today against Democratic challenger Gregory Gilstrap, whom he soundly defeated in 2008. There is also a contested school board race between Democratic incumbent Alison Bartlett and Republican Brad Wheeler for the West Cobb member on the board. Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation. He was first elected as the county’s 42nd sheriff in …
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Marietta, GA.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles voting in Marietta, check out Patch's Election Guide here.
Charter school amendment appears headed for win.
UPATE 5:50 pm If you are in line to vote at 7 pm, you will get to vote even though the polls close then. Tens of thousands of Fulton County voters have already cast ballots today. Turnout is especially high for today’s General Election, as it is in most Presidential election years. It's too early to know how this year compares to 2008. In the evening after traditional work hours, peak turnout is anticipated, and tens of thousands of additional voters could exercise their right to vote. Fulton County elections officials released a statement advising that voters who are in line at 7 pm will be allowed to vote under Georgia law. As provided by Georgia law, voters who are over age 75 or who have a disability are eligible to ask to move ahead …
Both major political parties will have public events on Tuesday night.
Cobb voters who want to watch Tuesday night's election returns with those of similar partisan tastes will have their own dedicated places to do so. Both major parties will have official watch parties at hotels near East Cobb, and the public is invited. The Cobb Republican Party has scheduled a "Victory Party" from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Suites Northwest Atlanta, 2999 Windy Hill Road, located at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road. Admission to the event is free, and so are hors d'oeuvres. There will be a cash bar and large-screen televisions to watch returns. The Cobb Democratic Party also is holding an "Election Night Celebration," also starting at 8 p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel, 2055 South Park Place, located off Windy…