Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 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. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. 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 task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno extended deadline for email and fax ballots until Friday at 8 p.m.
Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno's deadline extension for people to vote by email or fax came as welcomed news to Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin on Tuesday afternoon. Similar to other county clerk’s offices around the state, Durkin said the Essex County Clerk’s Office was overwhelmed with electronic votes on Tuesday and there was simply not enough time to process them all. “We are dealing with thousands, upon thousands, upon thousands of faxed and emailed applications,” said Durkin. Guadagno announced earlier today to extend electronic voting until Friday at 8 p.m. However, applications still must be sent to county clerk’s offices by 5 p.m. today. “This will allow more time to ensure people’s right to vote,” said Durkin. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Incumbents assured of seats on respective boards of education.
In both Verona and Cedar Grove, candidates for seats on the board of education are running unopposed this year. Incumbents John Quattrocchi and Joseph T. Bellino will be running unopposed for seats on the Verona Board of Education, while incumbents Frank G. Mandala Jr. and Laura Marinelli run unopposed in Cedar Grove. There are no municipal elections on Tuesday's ballot in either Verona or Cedar Grove. “I'm running again because there are still unfinished items I wish to accomplish, one being facility upgrades,” said Mandala, the Cedar Grove board president. He would like to see facility upgrades in his next term including a new football field and track at Cedar Grove High School. “I've decided to run again because we have established a …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan selected as GOP nominee, while NJ governor may serve as convention keynote speaker.
After months of rumors that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would be tapped as the GOP vice president nomineee, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney instead chose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on Saturday for the spot. Christie may now have the opportunity to serve as the GOP convention's keynote speaker later this month in Tampa, Fla. Being named the keynote speaker could open the door for Christie to run in 2016 and still allow him to serve a second term as governor. “With Paul Ryan on the ticket, this is a team that understands the economic stagnation our country has been facing the last four years and the urgency with which we need to change course," Christed said in a prepared statement Saturday afternoon. "The Romney-Ryan team is uniquely …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Search our interactive database to see how much your neighbors gave to Obama and Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across New Jersey, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.