Tuesday, November 6, 2012
How will Republican-heavy Walton County vote in the 2012 General Election? Follow the election all day on Patch.
Nathan Purvis wins the City of Monroe District 3 Seat If 2008, 36,147 voters in Walton County cast ballots, or 71 percent of the 50,919 registered voters in the county at that time. If history is anything to go by, Gov. Mitt Romney will get the lions share of the Walton County vote. In 2008, 27,253 votes, 75.54 percent, were cast for the Republican nominee, John McCain and 8,469 or 23.47 percent for President Barack Obama. That means that in Walton County Romney is a heavy favorite to carry the county vote over President Barack Obama. Republicans won the majority of the county vote in all precincts except for one. Obama got 53.42 percent of the vote in North Monroe and came a little closer with 46.79 percent in the East Monroe precinct. …
Long lines were reported for early voting. How long did you have to wait in line to vote?
It seems to have been a long time coming, but Election Day 2012 is finally here. Early voting closed Friday last week and right up until the end some precincts reported long lines. In Gwinnett County, Ga. there were reports of some people waiting up to eight hours to cast early ballots. In other states, it was even worse. In Florida, officials had to open up the polls for another four hours to make sure everybody got to vote. But today, there are no other options. Anybody who wants to vote, but hasn't yet, is going to have to get in one of those lines and wait their turn. Whether you are voting today or voted during the early voting period, how long did you have to wait in line? How did 2012 lines in your precinct compare to 2008?
Monday, November 5, 2012
Here is what you need to know before heading to the polls to vote on Nov. 6 in the 2012 General Election and Loganville or Grayson municipal elections.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Early voting is now over, but voters who haven't yet voted can still vote in the General Election on Nov. 6, 2012. Here is what you need to know. This will give you the following information: There are municipal elections in Loganville and in Grayson. However, those elections are not conducted at the same polling place as the General Election and require you going to a second voting location. In Loganville, voting in the muncipal election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rock Gym on Main Street in Loganville. The only item on the ballot is the question of whether or not to allow for a package store in the City of Loganville. In Grayson, voting in the municipal election will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Grayson City Hall at 475 Grayson …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The debate on which presidential candidate to vote for has been decisive, so what is going to happen Nov. 6 or 7 when some people learn their candidate didn't win?
Come Tuesday at 7 p.m. it is all over bar the shouting. But just how loud is the shouting going to be? The 2012 election season has been one of the most devisive on record according to most accounts. Even the discussion here on Patch has got heated on many occasions. Those who support President Barack Obama are solid in their support of him. The same goes for those who support the challenger, Mitt Romney. But at least one set of supporters is going to come away disappointed. The big question is, how is the country going to handle it? Usually there are threats by some that they will leave the country if their guy doesn't win. This year, however, there have even been threats of riots. Will you accept the will of the people, settle down and …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Op-ed by State Rep. Mike Dudgeon
Thursday, November 1, 2012
These are state Rep. Mike Dudgeon's Top 10 reasons to support the Charter School Amendment. Drum roll please... State Representative Mike Dudgeon currently serves the residents of Georgia House District 24. Prior to that, he was a member of the Forsyth County Board of Education from 2007-2010. He is also a parent of three teenage boys who all attend traditional public schools.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Thanks to the Electoral College, every presidential election comes down to the candidates' performance in a handful of states. Should that system be abolished in favor of direct election by popular vote?
As Election Day draws nearer, many polls show President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney running neck-and-neck nationally -- but a decided, if slight, advantage for Obama in the electoral vote. Each state gets a certain number of electoral votes, based upon its population. In order to win the presidency, either Obama or Romney must win at least 270 of the 538 total electoral votes. The system has the effect of making your vote count a lot more in "swing states" -- states where the majority could conceiveably vote for either candidate -- than in other, more politically predictable states. It is a virtual certainty, for instance, that Georgia will vote for Mitt Romney, so an individual Georgian's vote for Barack Obama doesn't mean a …
How many people voted in the first week of early voting in Gwinnett? What are the key numbers you need to know?
995,493 – Number of early votes cast in Georgia as of Saturday. 40,558 – Number of votes cast in Gwinnett County as of Saturday. 22,400 –Total votes cast at the Gwinnett County Elections Office in Lawrenceville in the first week of early voting according to Gwinnett County Communications Director Joe Sorenson. 7,600 – Total number of voters who went through the satellite voting locations throughout Gwinnett County. 4 – The number of satellite locations across Gwinnett County. They are Centerville Community Church in Snellville, Dacula Activity Building in Dacula, George Pierce Community Center in Suwanee and Lucky Shoals Community Center in Norcross. 45 minutes – Average wait time for voters standing in line outside the Elections Office …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
As information continues to emerge, more and more news outlets are beginning to ask whether it will impact the president’s re-election campaign.
As more information surfaces on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, news organizations are starting to question whether it will impact the president’s chances for re-election. Even before Fox News released a story Friday that the CIA was denied two requests to send in reinforcements during the attack and eventually told to stand down, The Huffington Post asked whether all this is the smoking gun - or will it be attributed to the fog of war? The Huffington Post acknowledges that an investigation is definitely required, but is urging that the investigation be bi-partisan. But are any investigations bi-partisan anymore? Although The Huffington Post makes reference to “the usual spin from news sources such as Fox …
Friday, October 26, 2012
There is no Saturday early voting at Grayson or Loganville City Hall for city election. Gwinnett County residents, however, can vote on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the General Election.
Loganville and Grayson each have an alcohol measure on the ballot in their 2012 municipal elections. In Loganville, it is the only item. It asks voters whether to allow for a package store in the city limits. Grayson has two unopposed city council members as well as the only actionable measure, Sunday hours for package sale of spirits, on the ballot. Neither city, however, will have Saturday voting hours available this weekend. Early voting will be available during business hours Monday to Friday next week at both Loganville City Hall and Grayson City Hall. After Friday, voters will have one last chance to cast ballots between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2012. With regard to the General Election, Gwinnett County voters will have five …
City Elections for Loganville will not be available at City Hall on Saturday. Polls in Walton County for the General Election are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Walton County Government Building, Hammond Road, Monroe.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Early voting is well under way in Walton County with some 8,000 voters already casting their ballots by Friday afternoon, according to Deputy Elections Registrar Jennifer Stone. This is about the same number who voted early at this point in 2008, Stone said. However, early voting was availabe for 45 days in advance of Election Day in 2008 and only 21 days in 2012. Early voting for the one ballot initiative in Loganville to consider a package store inside the city limits has been low, only just getting out of the single digits by Thursday, according to Kristi Ash with the City of Loganville. Early voting has been available at Loganville City Hall, Pecan Street, during business hours Monday to Friday and will be so again next week. There is …