Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Medfield went against the state norm and voted Republican in the Commonwealth's two biggest races.
This story was updated on Nov. 7 to reflect the final official election results as tabulated by the Medfield Town Clerk's office. While Barack Obama overwhelmingly won the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes, he did not win the majority of Medfield's votes. In Medfield, Mitt Romney took 3,864 votes over Obama's 3,448. In addition, Elizabeth Warren won the U.S. Senate seat statewide, incumbent Scott Brown won Medfield's vote with 4,569 for Brown and 2,832 for Warren. The closest race in Medfield was that of Representative for the Fourth Congressional District. By a narrow margin of just 38 votes, Medfield helped put Joseph P. Kennedy III into the seat with 3,579 votes over Sean Bielat's 3,541 votes. Other Medfield results …
Tuesday, November 6, 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 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 …
A majority of voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 11 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Massachusetts' 11 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 3 out of 5 times. Shortly after 8 p.m., the AP called Massachusetts for Obama, along with with six other east coast states and the District of Columbia. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Massachusetts. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. Romney cast his ballot this morning in his hometown of Belmont, …
What's it like inside one of America's most exclusive parties? Patch is there to find out.
Mitt Romney's back in Massachusetts and throwing a party tonight. Ever wonder what a presidential election night party is like? What do you wear? What's the food like? How excited do people get? Newton Patch Editor Melanie Graham is at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center for Romney's shin-dig and will tweet out all these details and more as the night goes on.
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Medfield will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @MedfieldPatch and commenting on facebook.com/MedfieldPatch.
This story was updated on Nov. 7 to reflect the final official election results as tabulated by the Medfield Town Clerk. Stay with Medfield Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. Vote today at The Center at Medfield, 1 Ice House Road, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among signholders? Join the conversation in the comments. Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): Senator in Congress Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S…
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off at Lynn University Monday night.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama met Monday night for their third and final presidential debate before the Nov. 6 election. The candidates discussed foreign policy, sharing their views on Libya, Syria, Israel, Iran, military spending and America's role in the world. The candidates also sneaked in discussion of economic development and education policies. You can watch the entire debate here. Who you think won the debate tonight? Which talking points stood out the most? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate live in our chat room. Join in with your questions!
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across Massachusetts will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in our chat room above. We'll start at 8:30 p.m. with some pre-debate talk, before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, or a question for one of our panelists, type it in the chat room above once we're underway. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.
Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials and you can take part in the conversation.
Join Patch starting at 8:30 p.m. tonight for a live chat during the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials who will discuss the debate as it happens. You will be able to join the conversation too. Come back to this site at 8:30 p.m. for a pre-debate discussion and then participate as you watch the first debate, which starts at 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
Just a day before the first big presidential debate and still on the fence about which candidate you'd like to vote for? Try iSideWith.com, an online political tool that matches your stance on various issues with those of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or those running on other lines, such as Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party. The site was launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it went live in March. The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy. Answers can …