Thursday, November 8, 2012
We delve into election results to see how Lakewood residents voted in each of the city's 41 precincts.
Barack Obama won the national vote and he won in Ohio. He also won in Lakewood, according to unofficial vote totals from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, more than doubling the votes for Mitt Romney. While Cuyahoga County is a Democratic stronghold, Republicans needed to perform well in the suburbs to shave off votes from the president's total. In Lakewood, that strategy didn't go over so well. Obama took each of the city's 41 precincts, collecting 16,229 total votes to Romney's 6,821. Here's a breakdown of how each of the precincts went for president:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
All precincts reporting; Up-to-the-minute results on races and issues.
Updated at 2:28 a.m. with absentee ballots and all of the precincts reported. The eyes of the nation were fixed on Ohio on Tuesday. And locally, there were some issues that brought Lakewoodites out to the polls. Americans re-elected Barack Obama as the President. Ohioans re-elected US Sen. Sherrod Brown. And locally, Lakewoodites re-elected Nickie Antonio to her second term as the state representatve for District 13. Below are charts that we updated throughout the day Tuesday, with up-to-the-minute election-day results. We also tallied up the numbers after the polls closed. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter too! Use the hashtag #PatchElections. LIVE ELECTION 2012 RESULTS: (Information is unofficial and supplied by the Cuyahoga …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here's a gallery of photos taken by Patch local editors from across Ohio during polling hours today.
It appears Election Day is about more than who you vote for.
Patch editors all over the country are busy getting the hottest Election Day stories today, and turns out, they aren't all about the candidates. Check out these election stories that are going viral in our little corner of Patchland. • Collingswood Patch reports a man in Millerstown, PA, stepped up to his touchscreen voter booth ready to vote for Obama but found every time he pushed Obama's button, it registered as Romney. Find out what the man did after several attempts here. • Oak Forest Patch, outside Chicago, reports a 21-year-old mother-to-be was not about to give up her first-time voting experience just because she was going into labor. Click here to read about her voting experience. • Some kids' posters left over from a mock …
Ohio's voting goes until 7:30 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close later.
Ohio voters have until 7:30 p.m. to cast their ballots, but voting in other key swing states doesn't end until hours later. Exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House. The earliest key state to watch are Virginia and Florida, where polls close at 7 p.m. Voting also ends at 7:30 p.m. in fellow swing state North Carolina. The majority of New Hampshire's polls close between 7 and 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., the swing state of Pennsylvania closes its polls. A portion of Florida closes its polls at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard time, too—the state is split across two time zones. Iowa and Nevada close voting at 10 p.m. Politico has a full map of voting times across the country. The …
If you hear about others, tell us in the comments.
It’s finally Election Day, but Ohio—especially Northeast Ohio—isn’t out of the spotlight yet. Both the Obama and Romney campaigns made a stop in (the exact same spot of) Cleveland earlier today. CNN reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plane landed at the airport earlier today. Shortly before noon, the plane for his vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, also landed. So did Vice President Joe Biden’s plane. With all the recent campaign stops in the area, this isn't surprising. The Washington Post's Election 2012 Blog reports that this has actually happened to the candidates three times in the past three days, including this past weekend in Cleveland. This post will be updated as more information from the visits …
No major problems experienced in five Northeast Ohio counties; expect lines at some polling locations.
Ohio voters are heading to the polls today in droves under sunny, blue skies and there are essentially no Election Day problems being reported in five Ohio counties that are home to Patch websites. Stark County Jeanette Mullane, deputy director of the Stark County Board of Elections, said all 160 polling locations in the county opened on time this morning and have seen a steady stream of electors. “It’s been consistent voting all morning, which is what’s expected during a presidential election year,” she said. Stark County’s touch-screen voting machines are all operational and ready for use, said Mullane. But even if some weren’t, it wouldn’t be an issue for long. “Sometimes the machines get paper jams or other things that can be taken …
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In six words or less, make your best pitch for the candidate of your choice.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
If this election has taught us Patch editors anything, it's that Patch users are passionate, opinionated and posess the patience and skills to write novels expressing their beliefs. But how about a challenge? Just for fun — and to give everyone a chance to express themselves — give yourself six words or less (or a 20-second cell phone video or one good photo) to say why you've come to the conclusion you've come to in Election 2012. Tell us in the comments, or upload your photo or video the gallery above.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Nearly 8,000 Lakewood residents have already cast their ballots.
People who go to the polls on Election Day are quickly becoming the minority in Lakewood. Almost a quarter of all registered Lakewood voters have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 general election. A report from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections shows that as of Sunday, 8,967 Lakewood residents had requested vote-by-mail ballots, and 7,194 had already returned them. While turnout at the polls on Tuesday isn't yet known, it's clear that a significant percentage of Lakewood voters will cast ballots by mail in this Presidential election. Voting by mail has been increasing in popularity here. Compare this year’s tally with the 2011 general election, when about 4,181 requested absentee ballots and of those, 3,680 cast ballots by …