Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Barry Anderson and David R. Stras retain Minnesota Associate Justice seats.
Incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea will retain her role as Minnesota Supreme Court Justice in her win over Dan Griffith in the Nov. 6 general election, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. In the statewide race, Skjerven Gilda received 59.99 percent of the votes and Dan Griffith received 39.62 percent of the vote. Skjerven Gildea was appointed Chief Justice January 2006 and her term was set to expire January 2013. Other statewide judicial winners included incumbent Barry Anderson for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 1 (Seat 1) over Dean Barkley. Anderson received 58.93 percent of the votes to Barkley’s 40.68 percent of the vote. Incumbent David R. Stras for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 4…
Eight judicial seats in the First District Court were up during the Nov. 6 general election.
Diane M. Hanson and Kathryn D. Messerich received overwhelming voter support during the 2012 general, winning the judicial seats in First District Court, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Hanson received 63.29 percent of the votes over Michael L. Larson who received 36.38 percent of the votes for Judge - First District Court 10. Messerich received 64.92 percent of the votes to win over Brian A. Gravely who received 34.77 percent of the votes for Judge - First District Court 20. Other judicial candidates on the ballot, which won unopposed for First District court, included Arlene M. Asencio Perkkio, David. L. Knutson, Michael J. Mayer Erica H. MacDonald, Michael R. Savre and Terry E. Conkel.
With most ballots in, Yes votes were mired well below the 50 percent needed to change the Minnesota Constitution.
Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have required them to show photo ID before they cast their ballots. It was past 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Associated Press called the ballot question for the Vote No forces. At 1:45 a.m., with 87.47 percent of precincts reporting, the Minnesota Secretary of State estimated that yes votes were 45.74 percent of all ballots cast. Update (Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.). Unofficial results now show these results: The ballot measure needed more than 50 percent to pass. Growing Optimism Earlier in the long evening, with about 675,000 ballots counted, Our Vote Our Future spokesman Eric Fought said, "We're optimistic" about the Vote No chances. He added, "It could tighten up a little…
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 10:15 CST. 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 …
Voters in Minnesota on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 10 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. CBS News has called the Minnesota race for the President shortly after 9:30 p.m., about the same time ABC News projected Minnesota for Obama, after Obama took a more than 40,000 vote lead with about 10 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press also called the Minnesota race for Obama before 10 p.m., according to the Pioneer Press. Obama's 12 percent lead would match his margin over John McCain in 2008. 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. It has voted Republican only once in the last 50 years. …
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Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.
See who won elected office to represent Mendota Heights or part of Mendota Heights. There are separate election stories for county, judicial, constitutional amendments and national results.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Looking for Mendota Heights election results? You've come to the right place. Below you will find up-to-the-minute election results for races in Mendota Heights, including Minnesota House, Minnesota Senate, city council and mayor. Patch will begin updating this page with numbers after the polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. REMINDER: This page contains local election results only. Click the following links for other results. For presidential election, senate race, congressional election and constitutional amendment results, please click here. Mendota Heights Mayor *—Denotes Incumbent Mendota Heights City Council House District 52A (Mendota, Mendota Heights, …
Minnesota's voting continues until 8 p.m. Central, but some polls in the East close two hours earlier and could give first clues as to whether Obama or Romney will win.
How soon will we get results from the presidential election? Voters in Mendota Heights and across Minnesota have until 8 p.m. to be in line at polling places to cast their Election 2012 ballots. But voting in other key states ends almost two hours earlier. Exit polling from the East Coast could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House. The most important state likely to have the earliest results is Virginia, where polls close when clocks strike 6 p.m. in Minnesota. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 …
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.