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.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Voters in Florida still have questions surrounding who gets the state's 29 Electoral votes.
President Barack Obama appeared on the road to re-election when he was declared the winner in Ohio. But a victory in the state of Florida was considered essential in order for Gov. Mitt Romney to win the seat. The eyes of the nation remained on Florida overnight as the margin between the candidates here remained less than 1 percent with many votes left to be counted. A recount in the state would be mandatory if the margin is one-half of 1 percent or smaller once all votes are counted. A recount would be easier than in 2000. Florida no longer uses punch-card ballots. All counties now use electronic voting systems. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Florida polls close at 7 p.m., but two time zones in the state plus some precincts in swing states elsewhere close later.
So you've cast your ballot, maybe even waited in line if you did so in person as turnout appears to be up around Sarasota and Tampa Bay. But how long will you have to wait to find out who'll be in the White House come January? It might be a late night (but not because of Florida ... we hope). Florida polls close at 7 p.m., which because some of the Florida Panhandle is in the Central Time Zone, statewide, polls close at 8 p.m. California voters have until 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to cast their Election 2012 ballots meaning we'lll be waiting until 11 p.m. just to get the first wave of results there. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio…
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hyperlocal coverage of how voters feel about Gov. Mitt Romney vs. President Barack Obama, plus all the other races across our hyperlocal Patch network from Sarasota and beyond.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Floridians' presidential preference leans more Libertarian in this online free quiz that takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
The selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate has put presidential race into overdrive now that we know who all the players are. But do you really know which presidential candidate best matches your stance on those issues? It may surprise you to find out who Floridians' beliefs support. A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a 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: …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Caren Lobo, wife of an Obama administration official, requested Sarasota, FL, government remove the "Defeat Obama in 2012" sign, but the city attorney says it's not an election sign.
It's big, and it has the words Obama and 2012 on it, but what the "Defeat Obama in 2012" sign isn't is an election sign, according to Sarasota, Florida's city attorney. As noted in the public email records for the City of Sarasota, City Attorney Robert M. Fournier has decided that the "Defeat Obama in 2012" sign located at 50 N. Tamiami Trail can stay because it is not considered an election sign meaning that it does not endorse a person running for office nor does it support a specific political party. The sign was installed by Bird Key resident and investor Michael Fox. Sarasota Patch has reached out to the city commissioners to ask for comment but has not yet received a response. However, Caren Lobo, a Democratic fundraiser and wife of …