Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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 campaign Obama won was 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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time on Monday night? How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The fourth and final debate heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Monday night, broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In their third meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There were three prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Here are details on the third and final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday. It will focus on foreign policy. Sign up for the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch newsletter. Check below for more information on the debate, which is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. October 22, 2012 According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the second time Tuesday night. How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The third of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Tuesday night, broadcast live from Hofstra University. In their second meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign and domestic policy in a town hall format. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There is one remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates: There were two prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Here are details on the next debate between incumbent Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday. The debate will be run in a town meeting format, with topics including domestic and foreign policy. Sign up for the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch newsletter. Check below for more information on the debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV channels broadcasting live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live streaming online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Debate watch parties: Team Romney will meet at Macomb headquarters at 13285 Hall Road in Utica and at the Oakland County headquarters at 42611 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield; Team…
Friday, October 5, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Friday, October 5, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. Sign up for the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch newsletter. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday's "debate was the most decisive victory since Kennedy beat Nixon,” one Republican influencer said of the first showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney won Wednesday night’s presidential debate in "decisive" fashion, according to a Wednesday night flash survey of influential Republicans. Fifty-eight Republicans from southeastern Michigan used an automated anonymous survey tool to offer their opinions about the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Romney. Eighteen Red Mitten responses were collected over a 90-minute period. This poll differed from our previous Red Mitten survey in that responses were taken in a much shorter time frame. “Tonight's debate was the most decisive victory since Kennedy beat Nixon,” one Republican influencer said. “It changes the campaign narrative and changes the momentum toward Mitt Romney.” Sixteen of the Republican insiders said …
Viewers of the first presidential debate at Patch's watch party in Dearborn had plenty to say about the candidates' positions, and their personalities during the televised event.
Though the viewership at the presidential debate watch party hosted by Patch in Dearborn skewed in favor of President Barack Obama, attendees said that overall, they thought Republican candidate Mitt Romney took home the win Wednesday night. "I was disappointed in Obama," said Dearborn resident Fran Hayes after the debate party, held at the Good Times Caffe. "I wanted him to show more passion." Detroit resident Johnna McConico added that she was surprised by Romney's debating abilities against the president. "I didn't think he would be that strong, but he stood his ground," she said. "I think as we were caught off guard by Romney being assured, (Obama) probably was, too." As a result, viewers in Dearborn felt Obama didn't seize the …