Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
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, according to network projections. 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…
He easily defeated Republican Ken Quarterman for the Georgia Senate 42 seat.
Incumbent Jason Carter easily won re-election Tuesday night to the state Senate seat in District 42, which covers most of Decatur and Avondale Estates. With 48 of 48 precincts reporting, Carter won 73.90 percent of the vote compared to 25.99 percent for Republican Ken Quarterman. A total of 71,119 total votes were cast. Carter shook hands and accepted congratulations at an Election Night party for DeKalb Democrats at Twain's in downtown Decatur. He constantly checked his iPad and seemed more concerned about tighter races of other state Democrats. Early in the night he said, "I'm comfortable," about his own race. Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, actually held a big lead before Election Day. In early voting, he was …
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
Now that you cast your ballot, some Atlanta eateries want you pick up a fork.
Next to eating out, there's nothing more that Atlantans like to do more than, well, eating. Some of our collective favorite eateries in Atlanta are offering dinner specials for those who have voted today. Atlanta.Eater.com has a list of places from Old Fourth Ward to Midtown to Virginia-Highland offering specials. Among them: Old Fourth Ward: Show voter stickers tonight at P'cheen and get a complimentary blue or red champagne cocktail. Virginia-Highland: There's an Nonpartisan Pig Pull at DBA Barbecue from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring a $14 all-you-can-eat buffet with pork belly, bacon, mac and cheese, baked beans, bacon-banana pudding, and more. There will also be drink specials all night. Midtown: Election Day specials at Spice Market at …
East Lake reminds everyone to get out and vote.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After months of campaigning, it's decision day. East Lake reminds us that it's time to get out there and vote. In Georgia, polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Any voter who is waiting in line to vote at 7:00 PM will be allowed to vote. Here, from the Georiga Secretary of State's website is what you need to know: Voting on Election Day When you arrive at your polling place, you will complete a voter's certificate which asks for your name and residence address. You will then present the certificate and proper identification to the poll officials who will verify that you are a registered voter in that precinct by checking the voters list for that precinct. Voters are required to present identification at their polling place prior to …
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in for East Atlanta Patch readers in DeKalb and Fulton counties.
Finally. Today is the day: Election Day. 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. (For those East Atlanta Patch readers with family and friends in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, this tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that that storm may have caused.) For details regarding what's on the specific ballots in DeKalb and Fulton counties, please click on the individual ballot attached to this article. There's the presidential race of course, but the two races to watch will be: Georgians will also be asked to vote on a proposed amendment to the …
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 …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Make this an election where you don't feel you are deciding between "Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-dum."
Saturday, November 3, 2012
by Mark Greenstein We lament that so few congressional seats are in play; third and fourth parties change that! Your vote counts MORE if made for a 3rd party candidate. 4% of the vote in just ONE state makes a difference. It could put the U.S. Senate into one party or the other party's hands. Even if it doesn't, it gets the party NOTICED in two years. Your vote counts MORE when it is used to punish wayward incumbents. Republicans in Congress who wouldn't stop Medicare Part D, McCain-Feingold, and "bridges to nowhere" DESERVE to be punished. Democrats in Congress who wouldn't stop The Patriot Act, Guantanamo, "Don't Ask Don't Tell", Wall Street bailouts, big-bank protections, Social Security theft, and NDA imprisonments DESERVE to be …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Today is the last day you can vote early before the general election.
Friday, November 2, 2012
by Patch Staff Taking sdvantage of the early voting and absentee ballot opportunity, some 250,837 people have already cast their ballots in Fulton and DeKalb counties as of Nov. 1. That's about 22.4 percent of the total 1,119,605 people who are regsistered to vote in both counties combined. You can still vote early through Friday, Nov. 2. That's today. Remember to bring your photo ID. Fulton County residents, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.: DeKalb County residents, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Here's a tally of the votes so far, from Oct. 15 through Nov. 1:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wording of the law merits a bit further discussion as to its intent.