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 …
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 …
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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Maryland's Patch editors bring live coverage of Election Day 2012 to your fingertips.
Patch has editors on the ground in dozens of communities around Maryland today, bringing you live coverage of Election Day 2012. Join the conversation above starting at 9 a.m. The chat window will aggregate Twitter posts from our Patch team and other Twitter users we thought you may find interesting on Election Day. Basically, you can follow everything election related right here—from the county and state ballot questions to the presidential election. Here are a few stories to get you started—we'll be updating this list throughout the day, too. For more updates, follow Maryland Patch teams on Facebook.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Know what to expect before going to the polls on Election Day 2012.
Aside from voting for a presidential candidate and state legislators, plus on issues like expanded gambling and same-sex marriage, registered voters in Harford County will have five additional decisions to make. Five questions on the Harford County ballot involve proposed changes to the county's charter, with issues ranging from employment to zoning.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
To make up for lost time in early voting because of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced that early voting will take place through Friday with extended hours at the polls.
Early voting will resume Wednesday in Maryland, and polls will be open with extended hours through Friday, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to make up for time lost due to Hurricane Sandy. Early voting was cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, and not originally schedule for Friday. Early voting hours were originally 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. “Anyone that’s waiting in line by 9 p.m. will be able to vote,” O’Malley said during a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Reisterstown. Early voting will take place in Garrett County as well, where the governor said the state may have to plow roads and resort to backup power sources.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Challenger Nancy Jacobs committed a debate no-no, during his final statements, according to moderator Richard Vatz.
There are just some things you should not do when debating politics. "As a moderator, I thought this was an even debate, but I think you do not raise new issues in a final speech. That's just an understanding," said Richard Vatz, a Towson University professor and conservative politics blogger. He was referencing State Sen. Nancy Jacobs (R-Cecil and Harford) who lobbed an attack at incumbent Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in her closing arguments at a debate hosted by the Springdale Community Association Monday evening at Warren Elementary School. Ruppersberger was not given the chance to respond to her allegations. After a series of questions regarding taxes, national security and the Affordable Care Act—to name a few—Jacobs attacked her …