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
Here are the results of state House and Senate races that affect Baldwin-Whitehall residents.
The general election was held on Tuesday, and the results of races in the Pennsylvania Legislature that affect Baldwin-Whitehall residents are posted below. Scroll down on this page to see the results of those local races. (Results are unofficial until certified.) And click here for results of federal/statewide races. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
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 …
The Democrat thanks supporters for helping her to defeat Republican Chris Cratsley.
Democrat Erin Molchany delivered a victory speech to an intimate group of supporters at Redbeard's Bar & Grill in Pittsburgh's Mount Washington neighborhood on Tuesday night. After winning her party's nomination in April for Pennsylvania's 22nd House District seat by defeating current state Rep. Martin Michael Schmotzer, Molchany had a much easier time in bettering Republican nominee Chris Cratsley in this November's general election. Just 40 minutes after polls closed in Allegheny County on Tuesday, Molchany's campaign office issued a news release declaring a win over Cratsley in the Democrat-heavy 22nd District. And about one hour later, she appeared at Redbeard's to thank her closest supporters. Watch the video above to hear part of …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Matt Smith defeated D. Raja for Pennsylvania State Senate with 53% of the vote.
Matt Smith bear hugged supporters and feverishly pumped hit arms in the air moments after learning he had won election to the Pennsylvania State Senate. The normally subdued 3-term state representative showed more emotion than usual after a hard-fought battle against fellow Mt. Lebanon resident D. Raja. Smith takes over the seat formerly held by John Pippy. The district wraps around the South Hills of Pittsburgh from Peters Township up to Findlay. “When you have a message that resonates, then that will trump money every day of the week,” Smith said about being outspent 3-to-1 on the airwaves. “The message we have is resonating with people.” Smith, standing with his wife, Eileen, and three young children, Delaney, Emerson and Jameson, …
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 …
Here are some photos from the editor to get you started. Add yours here!
Supporting a candidate? Trying to get your message across? See something interesting or fun on Election Day in Baldwin-Whitehall? If you can answer "yes" to any of those questions and have a photo or video to prove it, upload that media to this article page. Baldwin-Whitehall Patch Editor Bob Healy has been around the district today snapping photos from outside of polling places. (Here is our Election Guide.) Check out the gallery above, and click on "Upload Photos and Videos" to submit your own media. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Patch editors blogged through Election Day and brought you updates, anecdotes and results from election and political sources around Western Pennsylvania. Feel free to revisit and comment on the daylong conversation, too.
Join our live blog as Patch editors from Western Pennsylvania share updates, anecdotes and voting results from polling places and pundits in and near your neighborhood. Feel free, too, to join the conversation. Long lines? Crowded polls? Last-minute glitches? Tell us about your experiences when you cast your vote today.
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.