Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Incumbents are among those who filed Tuesday for three contested seats on City Council.
A mix of incumbents, a former council member and newcomers filed Tuesday for the three open seats on City Council. All three current members of city council filed to retain their seats. Other candidates who filed include former councilwoman Erin Stahl and past candidates in the 2011 City Council elections John Burtch and Jack Downey. Candidates who filed for the four-year term are: The candidates have until 4 p.m. Friday to withdraw for the Aug. 6 primary election. The top six candidates in the primary will be on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
Nearly 70 percent of registered voters cast votes Tuesday in the general election.
The St. Clair Shores City Clerk reported Wednesday a "successful" general election with nearly 70 percent of registered voters casting ballots. According to unofficial results, there was a 69 percent turnout of eligible voters on Election Day. The office also issued 10,401 ballots, with 98 percent returned and counted on Election Day. "We had a very good election, taking into account the long ballots. It could take a voter from 5-15 minutes to cast a ballot," City Clerk Mary A. Kotowski wrote in an email. "My workers and city departments did an outstanding job to help us run a successful presidential election. While the turnout was strong, it was not greater than the 2008 presidential election. In the last presidential election, 72.5 …
Voters in St. Clair Shores returned Sarah Roberts to the Michigan House of Representatives, Michael Boyle and Veronica Klinefelt to the Macomb County Board of Commissioners and retained the incumbents on the Lake Shore Board of Education.
Former State Rep. Sarah Roberts will return to the Michigan House of Representatives after defeating Candice Rusie in the general election, according to unofficial results from the Macomb County Clerk's Office. Roberts, a Democrat, received 65 percent of the vote in the Michigan House District 18 race against Rusie, a Republican, who is currently a member of the St. Clair Shores City Council. Roberts served in the Michigan House from 2008-2010. Voters also elected Veronica Klinefelt, a Democrat, to the District 3 seat in the Macomb County Board of Commissioners. She received 68 percent of the vote against Republican Randell Shafer. Michael Boyle, a Democrat, received 58 percent of the vote against Zach Eineman in the race for the District …
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 campaign Obama won was 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 …
Five of the six statewide ballot proposals were defeated, according to early results.
Voters throughout Michigan chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney for president, according to early results, and voted no on at least five of the six state proposals. Michiganders also chose incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow over Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra for Senate, according to early results. Voter turnout was reported to be high across the state. In 2008, 66.2 percent of Michigan's registered voters cast ballots, the highest number since 1968 when voter turnout was 66.8 percent. On Tuesday, many precincts were still taking ballots well after 8 p.m. to accommodate voters. 1:32 AM: U.S. Rep. John Dingell claimed victory and a record-breaking 30th term in Congress. 12:46 AM: Results are trickling in. Dexter Patch reports Gretchen …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters across Macomb County Tuesday returned incumbents to county-wide offices.
Voters across Macomb County returned incumbents to office Tuesday and voted down a millage for Macomb Community College. With 100 percent of the vote tallied, Democrats have dominated county races. Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric J. Smith received 65 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Michael R. Wrathell. Anthony Wickersham won his first run for sheriff as a candidate. The incumbent Democrat has a strong lead -- with 61 percent of the vote -- over his challengers, Republican Steve Thomas and Libertarian Scott W. Allen. Demcratic incumbent Carmella Sabaugh returned for another term as the county clerk/register of deeds race, with 65 percent of the votes over Republican challenger Debera Guenther. Ted B. Wahby received 58…
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
The Huffington Post reports a second-grader in St. Clair Shores set up his own polling in his home after voting with his parents.
Dave Nielsen shared a story with HuffPost that his 7-year-old son, Max, set up a polling place in their St. Clair Shores home after watching his parents vote. Max Nielsen, a second-grader, set up the polling place with ballots that included two names—his name and Mitt Romney. "I had the honor of voting this morning, and will have the pleasure of voting for probably most of the day," Nielsen told HuffPost. Unofficial polls in the Nielsen household have Max leading Romney, according to the story.
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.