Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports. Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post. The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part: "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..." The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The numbers for Republicans and Democrats compared to 2008 stayed fairly consistent.
Cobb County and Georgia overall stayed fairly consistent in party voting between the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012. Below is a breakdown of how you and your fellow Georgians voted Tuesday to give the Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Peach State’s 16 electoral votes in his loss to incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. Georgia 2012 (from the Huffington Post) Mitt Romney—2,070,221 (53.4%) Barack Obama—1,761,761 (45.4%) Other—45,056 (1.2%) Georgia 2008 (from the New York Times) John McCain—2,048,244 (52.2%) Barack Obama—1,843,452 (47%) Other—28,805 (.7%) Cobb County 2012 Mitt Romney—171,464 (55.49%) Barack Obama—132,526 (42.89%) Gary Johnson—4,999 (1.62%) Registered voters—415,314 Ballots cast…
Voters in a few states sent both issues skating to the left Tuesday, but was the landmark election a fluke or a sign of federal legislation to come?
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The U.S. took a big hop to the left in Tuesday’s elections. Voters in three states—Maine, Maryland and Washington—approved same-sex marriage, joining the lot that already includes Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Meanwhile, though it remains illegal in Minnesota, voters there rejected a constitutional amendment to ban it. Washington and Colorado threw another left-leaning punch by being the first two states to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older. It is unclear how these measures will be handled at the federal level, where it remains illegal. President Obama, who grabbed a sweeping Electoral College victory Tuesday to push him into a …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
And Republican newcomer Randy Scamihorn, a retired military officer turned educator, will take over in Northwest Cobb for Lynnda Eagle, who didn’t seek reelection after her first term.
In a clear victory Tuesday, political newcomer and 20-year Powder Springs resident Brad Wheeler will take over as the West Cobb representative on the county Board of Education. “The schools are the heart of your community,” the 57-year-old Republican and retired teacher and coach told Patch by phone shortly before midnight, “and I care a lot about it.” With all 26 of the seat’s precincts reporting, roughly 60 percent of voters sided with Wheeler over incumbent Democrat Alison Bartlett, who, at 50, is wrapping up her first four-year term. Bartlett’s 40 percent equaled 15,931 votes, while Wheeler grabbed 24,145. “There are some great things that happened (while I was on the board), and I hope they keep moving forward,” said Bartlett, a …
Here are a few of the sights and sounds from precincts around Kennesaw.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
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, according to network projections. 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…
The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County.
Cobb County Republican Sheriff Neil Warren was winning another term late Tuesday night, seemingly beating Democrat Gregory Gilstrap. Warren led by almost 60 percent with partial precincts reporting. That's the same percentage that Warren beat Gilstrap in 2008. The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County. Many elections were decided in the primary. Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation. He was first elected as the county’s 42nd sheriff in November 2004. Warren oversees a department where duties include courthouse security, county jail operations and executing criminal warrants. In 2011, Warren said deputies served more than 24,000 criminal warrants, …
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
In today's elections, residents will have two choices—incumbent Alison Bartlett and Brad Wheeler—for the newly defined Post 7.
There was the vote against the balanced calendar for Cobb schools, then the push to postpone the Harrison High ninth grade center. The two legislative moves by first-term school board member Alison Bartlett have been met with vocal opposition, whether it be from a majority or minority. But the Democrat, who represents Post 7, has always held firm to her decisions, once telling Patch, “I’ve always done what I think is right, (even if it’s) not popular.” Those who disapprove will have the chance to take revenge today as they head to the polls. Meanwhile, supporters will attempt to send her into a second four years. On the ballot for the Post 7 options, they'll see Bartlett and Brad Wheeler, a Republican and retired teacher and coach. “Our …
Don't forget to vote. Find your poll location and ballot summary in Kennesaw.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. While this is a handy tool, we recommend that you double-check the information against the Georgia Secretary of State's website. If you are unsure of your precinct, check your voter registration card or go to https://mvp.sos.state.ga.us/Login.aspx. The locations and addresses for each precinct are listed online also. For details and articles about every candidate in Kennesaw, check out Patch's Election Guide here: Kennesaw General Election Guide.