Wednesday, November 28, 2012
State Canvassing Board certified final Nov. 6, 2012 election results on Tuesday.
Voters in Fridley outpaced voters across Minnesota in their support for re-electing President Obama in the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Final tallies certified Wednesday by the Minnesota State Canvassing Board show that in Fridley's 12 precincts, 61.11 percent of the votes went to the Democratic ticket, compared to 52.65 percent support for Obama statewide. The Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan got 36.36 percent in Fridley and 44.96 percent statewide. In Anoka County, the now-official results showed the Romney-Ryan winning with 50.11 percent of the vote. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got 47.52 percent—about the amount Romney famously said supported Obama nationally in a secretly taped video. Source: Minnesota …
Monday, November 12, 2012
That was unusual among Patch cities in Minnesota.
Fridley voters marked "Yes" on the marriage-amendment ballot question more than for the voter ID amendment, although neither had majority support in the city. Still, that was an unusual combination among the Nov. 6, 2012 election results for Patch cities in Minnesota. Unofficial results as of Friday showed that the amendment to define marriage in the Minnesota Constitution as being between one man and one woman had 45.09 percent support in Fridley. Support for the Voter ID amendment in Fridley was 43.50 percent. Most cities that Patch serves had more support for the voter ID than the marriage amendment. And some, including seven around Lake Minnetonka, registered greater support for voter ID by between 11 and 16 percentage points.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the ballot measure that would have added a definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman to the state Constitution. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to exceed the 50 percent level of support it needed in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election. It got 47.53 percent, according to unofficial results from all but two of Minnesota's 4,102 precincts' results. Taken together, people in cities served by Patch—mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs—rejected the marriage amendment in greater proportion (61.21 percent) than Minnesotans taken as a whole (52.47 percent). Support for the amendment in places covered by Patch ranged from 14.51 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 54.…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
After being defeated by incumbent Congressman Keith Ellison, Fields reflects on the outcome of Election Day and encourages people to keep up their fight for a better America.
Editor's note: The following is a release from Chris Fields for Congress. Dear Friends, Last night was a very tough night for Republican candidates across the great state of Minnesota. In one night the State House and Senate went from red to blue. Seats that were traditionally “safe” lost in a landslide. This loss is tough for all of us. I came up woefully short in my campaign to unseat Keith Ellison. However, the campaign for freedom never dies. It is because of the tremendous support, and generosity that each of you has given me we will live to fight another day. Our fight is not against Keith Ellison or the Democratic Party, it is a fight for America's future. This is a time to reflect but not retreat from our core values…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How did your city vote on the constitutional amendment to require photo ID to vote?
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the state Constitution, which would have required photo ID at polling places. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). But if citizens in 14 of these Patch communities had their way, the state Constitution would have a new amendment. Support for the amendment in these cities covered by Patch ranged from 19.30 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 61.23 percent in St. Michael.* "No" in the table below includes ballots on which voter left "Yes" and "No" blank. NOTE: These are unofficial figures until local canvassing boards verify them…