Monday, May 13, 2013
This interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
A slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – turned out to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
The incoming state representative of District 63 wants to create a community resource center, of sorts.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call.
Even though Florida's 29 electoral votes won't make a difference in the outcome of the Presidential election, Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call. President Barack Obama held a razor-thin thin edge over Gov. Mitt Romney, even as 200,000 votes were left to be counted in Florida. Obama won enough battleground states to win re-election even if he doesn't win Florida. All precincts have reported results, but provisional and absentee ballots still needed to be counted. That includes 9,000 ballots that were still being counted Wednesday in Pinellas County. It isn't yet clear when a winner in Florida's Presidential race may be declared. Obama held a 0.58% lead on Wednesday afternoon. If the margin falls below 0.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Underdog Mark Danish won Tuesday's race for District 63. He wants to create a community resource center, of sorts.
For Mark Danish, winning the race for state representative in District 63 was like “climbing a mountain.” “This was David versus Goliath,” said the Democrat, whose lack of campaign funds and political experience did not stop him from unseating incumbent Republican Shawn Harrison. When asked what was next, Danish said he is still figuring that out to an extent. “It is November 7th,” he said. “Everything we worked on was planning through November 6th.” But one thing is sure: Danish said he is eager to deliver on his promise of helping average workers and those hit by the economic downturn. A plan is in the works to turn his local office – which has not yet been set up, obviously – into a community resource center of sorts. Let Patch save you…
Democratic challenger Mark Danish squeaks by in a tight race for state representative. He credits 'old fashion shoe leather' for his victory.
Inexperienced and massively outspent, Democratic challenger Mark Danish pulled off an upset over incumbent State Rep. Shawn Harrison in District 63 Tuesday thanks to what his campaign called "old-fashion shoe leather." Danish, a New Tampa resident and science teacher at Benito School, said he alone spoke with – either by knocking on doors or calling on the phone -- more than 6,000 people. His campaign workers spoke to many more, he said. The underdog candidate admitted his faith sometimes did waiver during the race. “Once in a while (it did) but most of the time we felt like we were going to win it,” he said from his Arbor Green living room late Tuesday, surrounded by friends, family and campaign workers. “We looked at our numbers. I …
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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 …