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 …
Tell us about your voting experience and join us as election results come in. Tweet #njvote to join the conversation.
Election Day is finally upon us. Join New Jersey Patch editors for a discussion of how things went at the polls, and chat as election results come in.
The incumbent, Robert Menendez, is well financed and heavily favored over Republican State Senator Joseph Kyrillos.
U.S. Senate candidates Robert Menendez and Joe Kyrillos agree on little when it comes to the issues. The veterans of New Jersey politics are largely pushing party-line policy as voters take to the polls on election day. Menendez, a native of Union City, has been the heavy early favorite over the state legislator. A recent Philadelphia Inquirer poll had Menendez up 50-32 over Kyrillos, in line with polls conducted by Richard Stockton College and Quinnipiac University. Kyrillos, echoing larger party sentiments, favors extending tax cuts for the "job creators" making large sums of money and also relaxing corporate taxes. It's a philosophy not shared by Menendez, who says New Jersey families have been "victimized" by corporate loopholes and …
Tell Patch why you voted the way you did.
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The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the township and Middlesex County.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After years and months of waiting, Election Day is here, and it's a big one not only nationally, but locally. Sure, voters will pick a president, but in East Brunswick, candidates for Mayor, Township Council and even Board of Education are all be on the ballot. Here's a look at you get to pick from this year. We'll be updating the page as the day go on, so keep checking back. You can also chat about Election Day with our Cover It Live coverage.
State has given its electoral votes to a Democrat in the last five elections.
If history is any indication, Barack Obama should have no problem winning New Jersey's 14 electoral votes in his quest for re-election on Tuesday. In the past four presidential elections, the Republican candidate has never been within 240,000 votes, and only once did a candidate get within 500,000 of his Democratic opponent. A look at statistics kept by the state shows that in the last four elections, incumbent president George W. Bush was the closest at picking up the NJ's nod, still losing to John Kerry by more than 240,000 votes. The biggest winner among the Democratic candidates in that span was incumbent Barack Obama, who won the state by more than 600,000 votes in 2008. The closest vote in 20 years came in 1992, when Bill Clinton …
There are four candidates seeking seats to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Check here for results.
Today is Election Day, and in addition to local, state and federal candidates, there also are candidates on the county level. When voters hit the polls, the will get to choose who will serve on the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Incumbent Democratic Freeholders H. James Polos and Ronald Rios will face Republican challengers Abrar "Sam" Khan and Roger W. Daley for two, three-year terms. Check back here for live updates.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Both parties also approve of governor's level of support for those more affected by Sandy.
Republicans will be mostly likely to benefit from a down voter turnout Tuesday in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, New Jersey political insiders believe. According to a Patch poll of state elected officials and party insiders, 15 of 22 Republican respondents believe voter turnout will be down slightly from where it would have been otherwise. Of 27 Democratic respondents, 26 expect there will be either a slight or sharp decline in turnout. "The areas likely to remain without power by Tuesday are predominantly smaller, suburban and rural communities that are typically Republican bases," one Republican respondent said. "Power restoration to urban areas, with higher Democratic concentration, seems to have been prioritized," the respondent …
A few of the polling places have changed. Society Hill Voters wil now vote in their usual spot.
As power comes back to certain sections of the township, changes to voting places are constantly changing. On Saturday, the township announced changes for several districts. Most of these changes will remain. However, voters who use Society Hill Club House 1 and Society House Club House 2 were told their polling place would change. HOWEVER, voters in those Districts will now vote in Club Houses as they normally do. There IS NO CHANGE. Other changes include: These changes will apply even if power is restored. All other Polling Places are unchanged. Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.