Friday, November 9, 2012
But Baldwin Borough and Baldwin Township supported Barack Obama.
Democrat Barack Obama won the national vote on Tuesday, and he won in Pennsylvania. But, if Whitehall Borough alone decided the presidency of the United States, Republican Mitt Romney would be the winner. According to unofficial results from the Allegheny County Division of Elections, Romney gained 130 more votes in Whitehall than President Obama did. Fifty-two people in Whitehall voted for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, 16 voted for Jill Stein of the Green Party, and 17 wrote another name in. The results in Baldwin Borough and Baldwin Township, however, were in Obama's favor. View the table below to see how each municipality within the Baldwin-Whitehall School District voted. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check out Tuesday's results here.
Read below for Tuesday's results of federal/statewide races. And click here for local results of the same general election. (All results are unofficial until certified.) President Barack Obama won in Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC, ABC and The Associated Press. Obama also won overall re-election. Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey also won in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Casey's opponent, Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith, conceded at 10:30 p.m. Prior to Tuesday's vote, influential Pennsylvania political insiders differed on the key to winning the Keystone State for President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Republicans said that the role of undecided and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden defeat challengers Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. 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 the president 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 …
The Republican presidential candidate makes a final campaign stop in Moon before heading back to Boston to await results.
In one of his final appearances of the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney landed this afternoon in Moon Township, exiting a plane at the Atlantic Aviation hangar before leaving in a motorcade. The stop was brief—Romney did not speak before stepping into an SUV motorcade of five vehicles. After walking out of his plane, he waved to a crowd of cheering supporters packed outside of the runway gate. Romney campaign spokesman Bradley White said the GOP candidate would be traveling in the region this afternoon, but he said the schedule was kept private. Romney's stay in the Pittsburgh area lasted just more than an hour—his plane left Pittsburgh International Airport just after 4 p.m. Romney stopped briefly at a Green Tree …
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
The Republican presidential nominee will stop Tuesday afternoon at Atlantic Aviation at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will come to Moon Township today, making a last-minute campaign stop in the final hours of election day. The former Massachusetts governor will be at the Atlantic Aviation hangar on Horizon Drive at 2:55 p.m. today for a rally. Few details were available on the campaign stop. His running mate Paul Ryan also made an appearance in October at the Moon Township hangar. Campaign spokesman Bradley White said the speech at the hangar will be open to media only. Romney will be leaving Atlantic Aviation in a motorcade. White said his schedule in Pittsburgh is not public. Check back with Patch for coverage.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The good news is that ads will end after Tuesday. The bad news is Election Day is still two days away.
As we head into the last few days before the election, the campaign ads seem never ending. But do they influence voters or turn them off? Some people hang on to those ads which agree with their viewpoint but others just seem to be grating if you don't have a similar viewpoint. Many seem to be negative ads against the opponent rather than ones that point out the attributes of the candidate. So, you tell us. Take our poll and if there's a specific commercial that you want to point out, tell us in the comments section.
Friday, November 2, 2012
There will also be a Green Party entry for President/Vice President.
Pennsylvania voters will see four pairs of names on their ballots when making their choices for the next President and Vice President of the United States on Nov. 6. Along with the Democratic Party's nomination of Barack Obama and Joe Biden as President and Vice President, respectively, and the Republican Party's nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Libertarian Party has nominated Gary Johnson and James P. Gray as its president and vice president, and the Green Party has nominated Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala. Click on the names above to learn more about each pair. Four other Libertarians will appear on Pennsylvania ballots on Nov. 6 in statewide races: Will you vote for any non-Republican or non-Democratic candidates? Tell us why …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Brush up on local candidates in time for Nov. 6.
UPDATE: Libertarian Party Will Appear on PA Ballots (as will a Green Party entry for President/Vice President) UPDATE: Read here for a list of polling places and times in Baldwin-Whitehall. UPDATE: Here are the results of races in the Pennsylvania Legislature that affect Baldwin-Whitehall residents. And here are results from federal/statewide races. As we look ahead again to November's elections, the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch remains devoted to bringing you the information that you need about every race in town. Here's a rundown of some of the candidates and issues that we'll be covering as November draws near. One of the biggest races in Baldwin-Whitehall in November will be between Democrat Erin Molchany and Republican Chris Cratsley, who …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Patch flash survey of political activists in Pennsylvania shows differing takes on the impact of the final presidential debate
Pennsylvania Democrats sound a bit more confident than Republicans that Monday night's foreign policy debate will help win votes for their candidate in the Keystone State, according to brief overnight surveys by Patch. When asked if their candidate's debate performance will help him in Pennsylvania: When asked who won: When asked who the consensus winner as declared by national media would be: The catchy phrases that stuck with debate watchers varied: In their survey comments, Pennsylvania Republicans repeatedly noted Romney's presidential bearing: Democrats, in their comments, criticized Romney for being inconsistent and praised Obama's performance: One Democrat was "pleased at the bi-partisan tone of Mr. Romney on those immediate foreign…