Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley spoke at a victory party at Baltimore Sound Stage on election night.
The energy level was through the roof at the Baltimore Sound Stage Tuesday night as supporters of same-sex marriage celebrated its successful passage. Chants of "O'Malley" filled the packed room as Gov. Martin O'Malley took the podium to thank supporters and voters for their hard work in getting the legislation passed. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined O'Malley in giving a passionate speech and commending Marylanders for their commitment to equality. Check out the videos attached to this post for more of their comments. See also:
See how Harford County voted in the 2012 election.
The following are unofficial results reported by the Harford County Board of Elections. State results, italicized below Harford County numbers, are from the Maryland State Board of Elections as of 9 a.m. and are also preliminary. PRESIDENT Romney-Ryan: 58.41% Obama-Biden: 38.99% Statewide, Obama-Biden: 61.4% and Romney-Ryan: 36.5%. FINAL: Obama re-elected President. U.S. SENATOR Dan Bongino: 36.8% Ben Cardin: 34.32% Rob Sobhani: 27.54% Statewide, Cardin: 53.5%, Bongino: 28.2% and Sobhani: 16.9%. FINAL: Cardin re-elected to U.S. Senate. U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 Andy Harris: 70.16% Wendy Rosen: 24.04% Statewide, Harris: 63.7% and Rosen: 27.2%. FINAL: Harris re-elected to first congressional district. U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 2 …
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 …
The Baltimore County Democrat first claimed the seat in 2003.
U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger III was re-elected in the District 2 House of Representatives race, defeating challenger Nancy Jacobs, a Harford County Republican. Ruppersberger, a Baltimore County Democrat who first won his seat in 2003, said following his reelection that it was time to pull together as Americans to address the country's most pressing needs. "We have some very serious issues, we have fiscal issues, we have debt issues, we have deficit issues, we have international issues that are very serious, terrorism issues," he said. "So we need to come together now." Although his party will remain the minority in the House of Representatives, Ruppersberger said that he would be able to work across the aisle with Republicans. He…
Associated Press called for incumbent Ben Cardin to win re-election minutes after the polls closed in Maryland.
Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani. Cardin received 53 percent of the vote, while Bongino had 28 percent and Sobhani had 17 percent just before midnight on Tuesday. Cardin celebrated his re-election with other prominent Democrats at a lounge in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. In his victory speech, Cardin praised GOP candidate Bongino for running a clean campaign, while saying Sobhani did not. Sobhani, who had previously run as a Republican, reportedly spent more than $4 million to run as an independent and was criticized recently for his last-minute robocalls to potential voters. “I gained a great deal of respect for Dan Bongino,” Cardin said. Bongino…
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 …
Elections judges at Bel Air polling places said voter turnout held steady through noon.
A steady stream of local residents poured into Bel Air polling places Tuesday to exercise their voting rights. "It's a good thing they had early voting because otherwise it would be absurd," Kathy Boulay, election judge at Red Pump Elementary School, said Tuesday. More than 820 people had cast their votes at Red Pump as of noon. Boulay said there had been a steady stream of voters coming through since polls opened at 7 a.m. The message was much the same at Knights of Columbus Hall in Forest Hill and Bel Air middle and high schools. At Bel Air High School the lunch time rush line extended out the door to the cafeteria and down the hall, one experienced election judge said. At Bel Air Middle School, election judges opened the school's doors …
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Images from across the country on Election Day 2012 as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off in the race for the White House.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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