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 …
Patch will have a team of editors in our Patch communities covering Tuesday's election in real-time in our live blog.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After more than a year of hype, hundreds of speeches and millions spent on campaign ads, the 2012 election is finally here — and Patch is covering it live in a real-time Election Day Blog. We will have more than a dozen editors throughout Rhode Island in our Patch communities on Tuesday, talking to voters, election officials and others — and providing updates and results in the blog from 2 p.m. until the final races are called. We also want to hear from you, so make sure your post a comment in the blog. Tell us how you voted for and why; share your experiences at the polls; or just weigh in on the big election of 2012. The Election Day blog will launch around 2 p.m. Tuesday...but you can sign up now to receive an email alert once the blog …
Rhode Island's Democratic and Republican political influencers take part in our final survey before election day.
In the race for President of the United States, influential Rhode Island political insiders have weighed in regarding who has run the better "ground game" in Rhode Island leading up to the election. According to our results, Democratic influencers felt Obama has run a better ground campaign by a wide margin while a majority of Republican influencers surveyed said the ground campaign up to this point has been even. Patch surveyed 53 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking regardless of their partisan preference, which presidential campaign do you think has run the better "ground game" campaign during the general election in Rhode Island? Among those who responded, 55.6% of Democrats said Barack Obama has run the better ground campaign by a …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Haven't made up your mind who to vote for?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Obama at 48 percent and Mitt Romney at 47 percent. That suggests there are still a bunch of undecided voters. The candidates are both out getting their messages to voters in a final push before the ballot. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and Tuesday? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tomorrow, Oct. 23, marks two weeks until Election Day — did the last Presidential debate have any effect on who's going to get your vote?
The earlier debates have been dissected and discussed — and with tonight's final meeting between President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney, it's most likely the last chance before Election Day to see the two men at the same table. Political commentators called the first debate for Romney and gave the edge to Mr. Obama in the second meeting, held last Tuesday. JohnstonPatch Asks You: Who do you think did better during tonight's debate? Did President Obama prove that he's got what it takes on the world stage? Or did Mitt Romney describe the American role in the world that you wanted to hear? If you were still undecided, did this debate make up your mind? Who do you think will get your vote? Post your comments and have …
With just over two weeks to go until Election Day 2012, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are set to face off in their final debate tonight.
Two down, one to go. The final debate of the 2012 Presidential campaign is scheduled for 9 pm tonight, with President Barack Obama — fresh off an energetic performance at last week's town hall-style debate — facing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a discussion of foreign policy. [Link goes to NY Times YouTube video] In the Oct. 16 debate, Romney tried to pin a charge of failing to call the Benghazi consulate attack an "act of terror" on the President, but Obama and moderator Candy Crowley pointed out that the President's Sept. 12 Rose Garden address did, in fact, include those words. Crowley later said that both candidates were correct, since, as Romney claimed, administration officials tied the consulate attack to a YouTube …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here's how Rhode Island Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Rhode Island Democrats are more confident this time around in President Obama's debate performance over the first, while state Republicans feel former Gov. Mitt Romney's debate performance was less encouraging than the first. That's the major finding of the Red and Blue Rhody flash polls sent out to local political influencers immediately after the debate ended Tuesday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. in a town hall format, with CNN's Candy Crowley moderating a debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. At the conclusion of the debate, Patch surveyed 52 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking who they thought won the debate. Among those who responded, 61% of the Republicans …
Did Obama redeem himself? Was Romney as masterful as in the first debate?
The town-hall-style debate at Hofstra University on Tuesday night proved much more combative than the first debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Obama, who was roundly panned for his performance in Denver Oct. 3, came out much stronger, but Romney was equally forceful. JohnstonPatch Asks You: who won? Was it enough for Obama to do better? Or was Romney's ability to stay the course the deciding factor? Let us know in the comments section below. And share your favorite debate moment.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
It takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' positions.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If you are still undecided on who to vote after Tuesday night's Town Hall-style Presidential debate, there is a tool that may help. Pundits say very few of us are undecided when it comes to who we support for president. But do our own opinions on issues line up with our candidate's? A website launched earlier this year claims their tool can match candidates to voters and it's quickly gained popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than three million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it launched in March. The quiz covers everything from social issues to foreign policy and answers can be fine tuned; You can choose general or more detailed …
Monday, October 15, 2012
As Election Day 2012 draws closer, we want to hear from undecided voters around Johnston.
While most voters have already made up their minds whether they want to re-elect President Barack Obama or cast their ballots in favor of former Gov. Mitt Romney, about 7 percent of the likely voting population remains undecided, according to the Huffington Post. It’s that undecided group we want to reach out to today. We’d like to hear from those of you in Johnston who remain unsure which way you’ll go on Nov. 6. [Need to know important information about voting in Johnston this year? Check out the JohnstonPatch Election Guide.] JohnstonPatch Asks You: What has prevented you from making up your mind so far? Is there a particular issue or stand on an issue you’re waiting to hear more from the candidates about? What would make you favor …