Saturday, November 10, 2012
Just five months after Republican Gov. Scott Walker handily won his recall election, GOP nominee Mitt Romney didn't have the same success in the presidential race.
- Lisa Sink
Saturday, November 10, 2012
It's a lost prize that stings for Republicans: How could Mitt Romney lose Wisconsin just five months after Gov. Scott Walker won it? While nationally Romney barely surpassed GOP nominee John McCain's popular vote total in 2008 (58.6 million votes for Romney vs 58.3 million for McCain), in Wisconsin, the former Massachusetts governor surged past McCain by about 11 percentage points. Romney had more votes than McCain in the bright red suburban Milwaukee counties. He even gained votes in dark-blue Milwaukee and Dane counties. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama didn't perform as well as he did in Wisconsin in 2008 — his vote total was 4.4 percentage points less Tuesday than it was in 2008. But statewide, neither Romney's gains nor Obama's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Mitt Romney lead in Waukesha with 57.8 percent of the vote.
Updated at 8 p.m. Wednesday with voter turnout numbers. Mitt Romney carried Barack Obama in the City of Waukesha, taking 57.8 percent of the vote, despite Obama winning Wisconsin and a second term in office. Romney had 21,348 votes in Waukesha to Obama’s 15,113 – 40.9 percent of the total 36,956 votes cast in Tuesday’s presidential election. Obama lost votes in Waukesha compared to 2008 when he obtained 45.5 percent of the vote with 16,302 votes. About 89 percent of registered voters participated in Tuesday's election. The City of Waukesha had 26 percent of voters vote by absentee and 63 percent of voters voted at the polls. Results, which came in after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, are unofficial until canvassing. At St. Mary’s, an estimated 200 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 10:15 p.m. and other media outlets quickly followed. 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 …
President Barack Obama, on his way to re-election win's Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes after defeating former Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has won Wisconsin, considered by political pundits as a major swing state that would go a long way in deciding the 2012 presidential election. Obama was declared the state’s projected winner over Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama and running mate Joe Biden overcame the popularity uptick Romney undoubtedly received when he announced Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville as his vice presidential candidate this summer. With the victory, Obama picked up 10 important electoral votes toward the 270 required to win the presidency. At approximately 10:15 p.m., CNN declared Obama a winner in Ohio, essentially giving him the election. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, with 91 percent of the vote counted in Wisconsin, Obama was leading …
Poll here close at 8 p.m., but swing states end voting as early as 6 p.m. local time.
Wisconsin voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as three hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Wisconsin time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. The final two swing states, Nevada and Iowa, close at 9 p.m. CST.
Updates on the 2012 federal and state elections will be posted here throughout the day on Tuesday. You can also connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections and in our live blog.
Heading into Tuesday's presidential election, Democratic insiders were feeling a bit more confident about their party's chances than their Republican counterparts, according to the results of Patch's final "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys. The surveys of party activists, elected officials and bloggers and other "influencers" showed 95 percent of the Democrats believe that President Barack Obama will carry Wisconsin and 92 percent say he will win the national popular vote. Among Republicans insiders, 70 percent said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win Wisconsin, and 88 percent said he will take the national vote. 2012 ELECTION RESULTS All results shown here are statewide totals. Winners appear in bold. LAST UPDATE: 1…
In final Patch survey of influencers, Republicans predict a close race in Wisconsin, while Democrats seem sure of Obama’s victory here.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Patch’s final survey of Wisconsin political insiders reveals that party influencers believe the presidential candidates they support will previal in Wisconsin and nationwide in Tuesday's election. However, Democrats insiders seem a bit more confident that President Barack Obama will take Wisconsin, while Republicans are projecting a close race with Mitt Romney ultimately winning, with many saying polls that show Obama in the lead will be proven wrong. As it has throughout the campaign, Patch sent its "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys to more than 150 activists and insiders of both parties, and 60 and 40 Democrats participated in this survey. Most Republican insiders — 70 percent — predicted that Romney …
While Waukesha had a majority vote for John McCain in 2008, the Republican lead was stronger in 2004.
If recent history is any indication, Waukesha will carry Gov. Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in today's election. Four years ago, John McCain and Sarah Palin took 53.3 percent of the vote while the Obama-Joe Biden campaign took 45.5 percent. The McCain/Palin ticket fared better in the Town of Waukesha with 65.7 percent of the vote. While the Obama/McCain race was close in 2008, the election in 2004 showed a greater lean toward the Republican government. That year, President George Bush and running mate Dick Cheney received 21,349 votes in the City of Waukesha to the 13,923 votes cast for Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards. Get all your Election Day news at the Waukesha Election Central Page.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
During campaign stop with singer Katy Perry in Milwaukee Saturday that drew an estimated 20,000 people, Obama says: "I am here today because there is more work to do."
With just days to go before what will likely be a close election both in Wisconsin and nationally, thousands of people filled the Delta Center in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon to hear President Barack Obama promise to keep fighting for the middle class. As soon as he took the podium before a crowd estimated at 20,000, Obama promised to get help to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and asked those in attendance to pray and donate to the Red Cross, if they were able to do so. His speech then turned to his campaign theme of “Forward." His primary message was about continuing the policies of his administration to provide a voice for the middle class while also growing and supporting a strong middle class. Photo Gallery: Images from Obama's visit …
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