Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 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 campaign, with gaffes and surges …
A majority of voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 11 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Shortly after 8 p.m., the AP called Massachusetts for Obama, along with with six other east coast states and the District of Columbia. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Massachusetts. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. Romney cast his ballot this morning in his hometown of Belmont, …
What's it like inside one of America's most exclusive parties? Patch is there to find out.
Mitt Romney's back in Massachusetts and throwing a party tonight. Ever wonder what a presidential election night party is like? What do you wear? What's the food like? How excited do people get? Newton Patch Editor Melanie Graham is at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center for Romney's shin-dig and will tweet out all these details and more as the night goes on.
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Westwood will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @WestwoodPatch and commenting on facebook.com/WestwoodPatch.
Race Results Make Westwood Patch your source for all the local updates you need around the election. If there's a question you have add it in the comments and we'll find the answer for you. 1:30 p.m. In a conversation with Town Clerk Dottie Powers, she tells Patch that there has been a "steady turnout" all day, with about 40% of registered voters casting their ballots so far. Powers said that over 1,000 ballots were cast at each precinct. Noting that there were "quite a few" people in line right at 7 a.m. when the polls opened, voting has been steady since but she anticipates a busy afterschool rush at the polls by parents, as well as a busy rush to the polls by people when they get out of work. "The races are so close, so everyone wants…
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off at Lynn University Monday night.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama met Monday night for their third and final presidential debate before the Nov. 6 election. The candidates discussed foreign policy, sharing their views on Libya, Syria, Israel, Iran, military spending and America's role in the world. The candidates also sneaked in discussion of economic development and education policies. You can watch the entire debate here. Who you think won the debate tonight? Which talking points stood out the most? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, October 8, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Monday, October 8, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking our readers to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t wait …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Westwood Republican Town Committee held a private presidential debate viewing party last night. Patch was lucky enough to get an invite to see how local Republicans reacted during the event.
While President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney were in Denver firing away at each other, the Westwood Republican Town Committee sat comfortably in a living room watching the debate to see how their candidate would do. In their minds, Romney did very well, coming across as very confident and well-prepared. They said Romney knew more about deeper aspects of many of the issues as he came across much smoother and able to react better than President Obama did when he had to defend some of the decisions he's made over the last four years. "From our perspective," Republican Elena Niell said, "Mitt Romney really laid out the path differently. He backed it up with facts. He was very well spoken." Of those gathered last night, many said Romney …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate live in our chat room. Join in with your questions!
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across Massachusetts will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. We'll start at 8:30 p.m. with some pre-debate talk, before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, or a question for one of our panelists, type it in the chat room above once we're underway. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.
Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials and you can take part in the conversation.
Join Patch starting at 8:30 p.m. tonight for a live chat during the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials who will discuss the debate as it happens. You will be able to join the conversation too. Come back to this site at 8:30 p.m. for a pre-debate discussion and then participate as you watch the first debate, which starts at 9 p.m.