Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes earned 67 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Rep. John Sarbanes soundly defeated his two challengers in the race for Maryland's 3rd District on Tuesday. "I am proud to serve the people of Maryland's 3rd Congressional District, and I thank them for choosing me as their representative in Congress," Sarbanes said. "I will work hard to put the public interest ahead of special interests." The Towson Democrat grabbed 67 percent of the vote while his Republican challenger Eric Knowles earned 29 percent and Libertarian Paul Drgos received 3 percent as of 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Knowles, who lives in Annapolis, failed to win his home county of Anne Arundel by more than 12,000 votes. Drgos said he was pleased with his modest showing. "We had a total of three volunteers, spent less …
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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
DREAM Act, expanded gambling and congressional redistricting also survive referendum challenges.
UPDATED (2:26 a.m.)—Same-sex marriage is the law in Maryland. The passage of the controversial law was the biggest win among a list of six other statewide ballot questions including the DREAM Act, expanded gambling and congressional redistricting that all also passed. Gov. Martin O'Malley took to the podium to address the Question 6 victory party at The Soundstage in Baltimore early Wednesday to chants of his last name. O'Malley thanked the crowd for all they had done "in this noble battle to move Maryland Forward." The governor praised supporters for all their hard work and for securing support for the controversial ballot question by talking to their families and their religious institutions. "You were carrying this banner of human …
Voters in Maryland on Tuesday gave the state's 10 electoral votes to Barack Obama.
Barack Obama won Maryland’s 10 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 three out of five times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Maryland. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. ABC and CNN reported Obama had won Maryland within 30 minutes of the polls closing around the state. » Follow live election updates here and 'like' our Maryland Patch Facebook page. Women's rights at the national level were a key issue for some in Maryland, including Edgemere resident Trudie Stancliff. "I know of a lot of …
Maryland's Patch editors bring live coverage of Election Day 2012 to your fingertips.
Patch has editors on the ground in dozens of communities around Maryland today, bringing you live coverage of Election Day 2012. Join the conversation above starting at 9 a.m. The chat window will aggregate Twitter posts from our Patch team and other Twitter users we thought you may find interesting on Election Day. Basically, you can follow everything election related right here—from the county and state ballot questions to the presidential election. Here are a few stories to get you started—we'll be updating this list throughout the day, too. For more updates, follow Maryland Patch teams on Facebook.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
There will be voting from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, including at the Randallstown Community Center.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
To make up for lost time in early voting because of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced that early voting will take place through Friday with extended hours at the polls.
Early voting will resume Wednesday in Maryland, and polls will be open with extended hours through Friday, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to make up for time lost due to Hurricane Sandy. Early voting was cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, and not originally schedule for Friday. Early voting hours were originally 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. “Anyone that’s waiting in line by 9 p.m. will be able to vote,” O’Malley said during a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Reisterstown. Early voting will take place in Garrett County as well, where the governor said the state may have to plow roads and resort to backup power sources.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The line doubled-up in front of the center and wended into the Home Depot parking lot Saturday, but because of the approach of Hurricane Sandy, early voting on Monday and Tuesday were canceled, but hours have been extended, and Friday has been added.
UPDATE (7:25 p.m. Nov. 2)—Penny Gibson looked toward the Randallstown Community Center, and the hundreds of voters lined up, and knew that she had a long wait ahead of her. But she was determined and stay Saturday for early voting. And she saw the turnout as a positive. "It's a good sign, people getting out to vote," she said. UPDATE: Early Voting Surpasses 2010 Election Throughout the day, the line of hundreds of voters remained long, doubling up and extending, often, into the Home Depot parking lot next door. It was the first day of early voting, and at 3505 Resource Drive, voters waiting for their turn were treated to pleasant weather. "It's not raining," said Alphonso Neal of Woodlawn, who said he waited in the early voting line "to …
Monday, October 22, 2012
County residents can vote at one of five regional early voting centers around the county From Oct. 27-Nov. 1.
Baltimore County Residents will be able to cast their votes beginning Saturday at one of five early voting centers around the county. The early voting centers will be at the following locations: Like Pikesville Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. County residents may vote at any of the centers during the early voting period. The early voting centers will be open during the following hours: Additional information on the early voting centers including driving directions can be found on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney was held on Oct. 3. Find out when the next ones are scheduled.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Nearly 60 million people tuned in on Oct. 3 to watch the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. There will be three more debates before election day on Nov. 6. Here's the schedule: Topic: Domestic policy Air Time: 9 p.m. EDT Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS) The debate focused on domestic policy and was divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics selected by the moderator, including healthcare, government's role and the deficit. Lehrer opened each segment with a question, …