Wyandotte Elections 2012: Palamara, Clemente Win Big in Wyandotte

Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Palamara (D-14th District) and state Rep. Paul Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) both won their re-election bids by a wide margin of votes in Wyandotte.

Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Palamara (D-14th District) and state Rep. Paul Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) both had big victories in their re-election bids this year. In Wyandotte, both candidates received double the votes than their GOP challengers. Check the results below to see how Wyandotte voted in both elections. See PDF that has been uploaded to this story for a list of how Wyandotte voted in every election.

Also, check out our timeline below of some of the highlights that occurred in Wyandotte throughout Tuesday.


Update 11:55 p.m.

President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have been re-elected. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m.

Update 10:15 p.m.

President Barack Obama has been projected as the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner.

Update 8:01 p.m.

The polls have now officially closed. Those who were in line before the 8 p.m. closing time will still get a chance to cast their ballot tonight.

Check back here on Wyandotte Patch throughout the night for full local results.

Update 6:30 p.m.

We dropped in that Downriver Obama Campaign Office tonight, located at 3509 Biddle. With the polls closing in less than two hours, all of the volunteers were in full swing, making one last push to call voters and get people out to the polls.

Update 4:15 p.m.

Patch bloggers Julie Abshire and Bill Kalmar have shared their thoughts on Election Day. Julie encourages everyone to get out, while Bill is thankful that his phone will now start to ring a lot less. What are your thoughts on voting? Share them in the comments below or blog about them on Patch.

Update 3:30 p.m.

We've been out to most of the Wyandotte precincts today and when it comes to how busy each has been, we keeping hearing the word "steady." Has that been the experience for everyone so far today? Let us know either way in the comment section below.

Update 1:45 p.m.

U.S. Rep John Dingell (D-15th District) just paid a visit to Yack Arena, which is Precinct 3 here in Wyandotte. Dingell is running against GOP challenger Cynthia Kallgren for a seat in the 12th District. Dingell is seeking his 30th term.

Here is what he had to say about Wyandotte: "It's a great place, wonderful people, great mayor."

Update 12:15 p.m.

Election workers at Precinct 6, located at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, said more than 300 people have already voted there.

Now that it is past noon, just a reminder that some have said there might be longer wait times during the traditional lunch hours, as people will be using the time to leave work and come to the polls. Are you seeing that where you're at?

Update 11 a.m.

We caught up with state Rep. Paul Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) this morning outside of Precincts 4 and 5, both located at VFW Post 1136 at 633 Northline. Clemente is the incumbent state representative, running against Republican Edward Gubics of Wyandotte.

Here is what Clemente had to say: "It's been a good morning so far, great turnout, it's really a good sign for America that people are getting out there and voting."

Update 9:30 a.m.

We have visited two precincts this morning and neither one had a wait. Voters were immediately casting their ballots at both Precinct 2 at the Copeland Center and Precinct 4-5 at VFW Post 1136, located at 633 Northlline.

Both spots also had a very limited amount of election workers handing out campaign literature to voters as they made their way in.

Update 9:17 a.m.

If you're looking for a snack today, check out Tim Hortons, which is giving away free donuts with the purchase of a beverage in honor of Election Day. Those "I Voted" stickers are pretty snazzy, but a free donut is pretty sweet, too.


While there aren't any local elections on the ballot in Wyandotte, voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide a number of federal, state and county issues.

If you haven't voted yet, check out the PDF to the right for a sample of what's on the ballot. Or, to find your exact ballot, check out what's available from Publius.

Stay with Wyandotte Patch throughout the day Tuesday as we report from various places around town. If you hear of anything happening, want to announce your voter number or are looking to share that iPhone photo you just snapped, send an email to fwladysl@hotmail.com or text 313-909-0710. Or, you can add it directly to the site by using the "upload photos" button to the right.

Bookmark this page and come back throughout the day for more election news. Once the polls close at 8 p.m., we'll update the numbers as they trickle in from the Wyandotte City Clerk's Office.

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Wyandotte Voting Precincts

Precinct 1
Downriver Italian-American Hall
646 Biddle Ave. Precinct 2
Copeland Center
2306 Fourth St. Precinct 3
Yack Arena 3131 Third St. Precinct 4
633 Ford Ave. Precinct 5
633 Ford Ave. Precinct 6
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School
2609 Tenth St. Precinct 7
The Lincoln Center
1940 Ludington Precinct 8
Wilson Middle School
1275 Fifteenth St. Precinct 9
Washington Elementary School
1440 Superior Precinct 10 The Lincoln Center 1940 Ludington

If you're unsure which polling precinct you are assigned to, see the PDF under the photos above.


These will be updated after the polls close at 8 p.m.

Wayne County Commissioner Results Joseph Palamara, Democrat 7,846
Connie Clark, Republican 3,530
State Representative, 14th District Results Paul Clemente, Democrat 7,348
Edward Gubics, Republican 3,356
Loel Robert Gnadt, Libertarian 436
acroporless November 06, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Andrew Mrozek November 06, 2012 at 02:01 PM
A word of caution: I don't think cameras are allowed IN polling places.
Jason Alley November 06, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Hey, Andrew. Cameras are not allowed inside polling locations, except for members of the media. Here's the snippet from the Michigan Secretary of State: "Photographing ballots: The use of video cameras, still cameras and other recording devices are prohibited in the polls when they are open for voting. This includes still cameras and other recording features built into many cell phones. The ban applies to all voters, challengers, poll watchers and election workers. Exceptions are made for credentialed members of the news media though certain restrictions remain." (http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127--289455--,00.html) Hope that's helpful.
Sue Czarnecki November 09, 2012 at 05:58 AM
It's too bad about Clemente. He's really a Republican pretending to be a Democrat. His voting record, back in the summer on women's issues, was abysmal. He voted, with all the Republicans & Tea Party members, for all the anti-women bills - only a handful of Democrats that did so. Is he the best that the Democratic Party can do, are far as issues that affect women? So you tell me ....is he a "D" or a "R" ?????


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