Thursday, November 8, 2012
At some precincts, nearly 70 percent of registered voters hit the polls. The area leaned toward Mitt Romney, but some areas came out big for Barack Obama.
- Tim Lemke
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Residents in west Anne Arundel County showed strong interest in the general election Tuesday, as voter turnout outpaced the national average in many precincts. Turnout was especially high in pockets of Crofton and Odenton, where as many as two-thirds of registered voters cast their ballots. Early data indicates that nationwide, about 60 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. Poll results from west Anne Arundel County showed that voters generally favored Mitt Romney, but there were some precincts that showed heavy support for President Obama. Those who voted at Arundel Middle School and Arundel High School were among the biggest Romney fans, while Obama got his strongest showing at Seven Oaks Elementary School, Meade Heights …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Follow Patch editors throughout the day for updates on happenings all around Anne Arundel County.
Check back for live election updates. Early voting results were posted at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday. They will be posted as they come out. President Barack Obama 22,192 Mitt Romney 15,313 U.S. Senator Ben Cardin 20,250 Daniel Bongino 12,704 Dean Ahmad 290 S. Rob Sobhani 4,264 For more early voting results in Anne Arundel County: Update on 15 local questions on Anne Arundel County ballot: Click on a Patch town in Anne Arundel County for more localized coverage: For more on Patch's statewide election coverage and results, click here.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Anne Arundel County's Board of Elections is preparing for a possible power loss at early voting locations throughout the county.
As Hurricane Sandy makes its way toward Maryland, Anne Arundel County's Board of Elections is preparing for a potential power loss at one or all of its early voting locations. "We are preparing today to have portable generators ready to deploy to power a few machines," said Director Joe Torre. "We are lucky; we have five locations in Anne Arundel County, so we can tell them to go to one of the other sites." He said he's hopeful that one or more sites will survive the storm without losing power. The storm, dubbed a "Frankenstorm", slammed Cuba on Thursday, and by Friday morning the death toll was listed at 21 across the Caribbean, according to The Huffington Post. BGE issued a statement on Wednesday for Maryland customers, saying it was …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Third-party presidential candidates Jill Stein (Green Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) debate in Chicago Tuesday at 8:55 p.m. with Larry King moderating.
After three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate between the Democratic incumbents and their Republican challengers, the third-party candidates are finally getting their national forum. On Tuesday at 8:55 p.m., a televised debate among four third-party candidates will be moderated by longtime talk-show host Larry King. Presidential nominees Jill Stein (Green Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party) and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) will participate. Twitter users are encouraged to use the hashtag #AskEmThisLarry to propose debate questions for King to pose to the third-party candidates. The last third-party candidate to face Democratic and Republican nominees in a televised debate was …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on foreign policy. Who dominated? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate. News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights. The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama. Whom do you think won the debate? Tell us in comments. -- TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The last day Marylanders can register to vote in November's presidential election is Oct. 16.
The deadline to register to vote in November's election is Tuesday at 9 p.m. Marylanders still looking to register or update their registration information can do so in person, online or by mail. Federal law requires that people registering to vote provide a Maryland driver’s license number, a MVA identification card number or the last four digits of a social security number. If you have none of these items, you must "affirm, under penalty of perjury, that you do not have" any of them, according to the state Board of Elections website. Here's how to register in Anne Arundel County: 1. In person County residents can go to Anne Arundel County's Board of Elections, located on the second floor of 7320 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, to …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino took a few moments to talk with Patch about his experience at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dan Bongino took a few moments to talk with Patch about his experience at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. His Favorite Speaker "I may be a little biased, but I thought Mia Love, who’s a personal friend and running for the House in Utah was an exceptional standout," Bongino said. "She gave an outstanding speech. She was just fantastic, and I think a lot of other people agreed." Love, 36, is a Mormon and the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, UT. She spoke on Tuesday about her parents immigration and the American Dream, according to the Huffington Post. Love is also running in Utah's 4th Congressional District against six-term incumbent Democrat Rep. Jim Matheson. The Strangest Thing "I’ve never …