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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wheaton College student tells the Huffington Post that so long as the Republican Party takes a hardline stance on social issues the answer is no.
After last Tuesday's election, studies have shown that young voters continue to lean toward the Democratic Party and had a heavy hand in re-electing President Barack Obama. An analysis by Center for Research and Information on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University determined that without voters ages 18 to 29 - who made up 19 percent of the electorate - Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania would have been flipped from Blue to Red. Brian Jencunas, a student at Wheaton College, recently told the Huffington Post that while the GOP might not win the youth vote by a 20 point margin, there's no reason they should surrender it. "There is a large portion of millennials who are natural Republican voters. They distrust large …
Norton's sewer connection, Seekonk's roads the focus.
With State Representatives Steven Howitt re-elected last Tuesday, he plans to get back in the saddle to advocate for his district. “The next day you sort of catch your breath,” Howitt said, adding that he’s gotten a lot of positive responses to his re-election. The Seekonk resident attributed his success to his many volunteers, particularly his wife Pam, for helping with his campaign. Howitt received about 63 percent of the votes. In Seekonk, he beat out opponent A. Keith Carreiro 4459 to Keith Carreiro 2491. In Norton, Howitt had 2,226 votes to Carreiro’s 1,366. In Swansea, Howitt obtained 1,334 votes to Carreiro’s 1,615. Finally in Rehoboth, Howitt garnered 3,929 while Carreiro received 2,025. Howitt represents the 4th Bristol district…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Stay with Norton Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 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. Check here throughout the day on how it's going at the voting booths. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter too! LIVE 2012 CONTESTED NORTON ELECTION RESULTS See the attached ballots for all races. Winners and passed questions are in bold. Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren Joseph Kennedy Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth …
Norton and Seekonk vote with district.
Incumbent Steven Howitt will remain the 4th Bristol District State Representative for another two years according to unofficial election results. In Norton, Howitt had 2,226 votes to Carreiro’s 1,366. Seekonk chose Howitt with 4,459 votes against 2,491. “I am humbled and honored to receive the most important endorsement of this election from the voters of the 4th Bristol District on Election Day,” Howitt said. “I look forward to continuing my service to the people of Norton, Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Swansea. I thank the voters for their support and continued confidence in me. I also wish to thank all of my volunteers as they have worked tirelessly on our behalf. My appreciation and thanks go to our dedicated political director, Peter …
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.
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Mock elections held at Norton High School and Henri A. Yelle Elementary School.
Norton students had the opportunity to vote for their choice for the senate and presidential candidates Monday. “When I first came here to the high school to talk to the civics class, we agreed that we wanted this to be a process that was as closely matched to what the real process was, and that’s exactly what we did,” said Norton Town Clerk Danielle Sicard. About 85 percent of Norton High School students registered to vote 20 days before the election, checked in and out and voted in a booth. The civics class, with the leadership of their teacher Robb McCoy and Sicard, have gone through a training session, have been sworn in as election workers for this mock election and will be conducting the hand counting and producing a final results …