The town voted Republican in the national elections, but Democrat when it came to the races closer to home.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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 …
Stephen Lynch elected Congressman of the new 8th District.
Stephen Lynch was elected the Congressman of the 8th District, defeating challenger Joseph Selvaggi Tuesday night by a landslide. Lynch was a popular choice across the district’s 24 cities and towns. The South Boston Democrat received 75 percent of the District’s vote compared to Selvaggi who received 25 percent, according to election results from CBS news. Lynch said he believes his campaign efforts of going door to door paid off in the election. "I did extremely well in all the new towns," Lynch said. " I worked really hard and I'm really honored to represent the new 8th District." Lynch, a former ironworker and lawyer who has represented the 9th District since 2001, will now represent the new 8th District which runs from Bridgewater…
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.
What's it like when the potential next leader of the free world votes in your town? Patch sent three editors to find out.
How do you start the most important day in your life? If you're Mitt Romney, you come back to your home town to vote. Belmont will witness one of the rarest sites in America: A presidential candidate voting on election day. Join Patch as we live tweet from inside and outside the Beech Street Center in Belmont. Editors will capture the scene with tweets, photos, video and more. From broadcast news trucks to local media to protesters to residents just looking to get to Dunks, the scene should provide a colorful start to election day. ___ Late Update, 10:27 a.m.: Check out Belmont Editor Franklin Tucker's photo gallery from inside the voting station. 9:23 a.m.: "Line to vote has disappeared at Romney's polling place in Belmont," tweeted @…
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, November 5, 2012
Know exactly where everything will be on tomorrow's ballot when you head to the polls by taking a look at a sample ballot.
Thanks to Town Clerk Dottie Powers, Westwood Patch has been able to get ahold of a sample ballot for tomorrow's election. See who's running for which position, and who is opposing them. You also get to see where on the ballot the different candidates are, so you'll feel more comfortable when you get to your polling place. Remember to check with the Westwood Patch Election Guide for all the information you need about tomorrow's election. Also, make sure to check back with Patch throughout the day tomorrow for updates on what's going on locally at the polls, as well as results tomorrow night.
Here are the four voting locations in Westwood for Election Tuesday.
There are four locations in Westwood for people to cast their ballot. Precinct 1 is at the Council on Aging (60 Nahatan St.). Precinct 2 is located at the Sheehan School (549 Pond St.). Precinct 3 is at the Hanlon School (790 Gay St). Precinct 4 is at the Downey School (250 Downey St.). In addition, if you're unsure of which precinct you're supposed where you're supposed to vote, go to the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Where Do I Vote website and enter your home address. You can also contact the Town Clerk's Office if you have questions. The Clerk's office will be open their normal business hours today, which are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tomorrow, on Election Day, the Clerk's office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Please …