Wednesday, November 7, 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 campaign Obama won was 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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. 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 and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
An opinion piece in The Michigan Journal has sparked debate over women who back the GOP.
While the Michigan Journal—the University of Michigan-Dearborn's campus newspaper—made clear their support for the reelection of President Barack Obama, one staffer had a slightly different way of stating it. The op-ed by Opinion Editor Kristen Golembiewski, published Tuesday by the Michigan Journal, attacks women's support of Mitt Romney as "against the rules of feminism." "I just don’t understand why any woman, regardless of race or social status, would vote for a candidate that has made misogynistic remarks on more than one occasion, did not support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, is anti-choice, and made comments that alluded to the idea that women have to rush home after work to be with the kids and cook dinner," Golembiewski wrote…
Friday, November 2, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election campaign winds to a close, reflect with us on the past year-plus of political cartoons on Patch.
The candidates have made their closing statements, and now it's your turn. Let everyone know who you're voting for and why you like your guy — but you can't go negative or attack the other guy. Please note, only positive comments will be published. We've had enough mud slinging.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time on Monday night? How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The fourth and final debate heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Monday night, broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In their third meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There were three prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Join the conversation on Dearborn Patch following the debate Monday night.
The last presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be held Oct. 22. Here's where and when to watch it. Then, come back to Dearborn Patch at 10 p.m. Monday and tell us who you think won, and what the top issues were. Dearborn Watch Party: The Dearborn Republican Victory Center will host a watch party at their office starting at 8:30 p.m. It's located at 22707 Michigan Ave. The party is open to the public. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, MSNBC and CSPAN. Online: AOL will provide a live stream of the debate, as will YouTube's Election Hub. Comic Relief: Name-calling debate on YouTube, New York Times cartoon, Democalypse 2012 from The Daily Show, Obama vs. …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the second time Tuesday night. How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The third of four debates heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Tuesday night, broadcast live from Hofstra University. In their second meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign and domestic policy in a town hall format. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There is one remaining presidential and vice-presidential debates are set for the following dates: There were two prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Here are details on the next debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday. The debate will be run in a town meeting format, with topics including domestic and foreign policy. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Debate watch parties: Team Romney will meet at Dearborn headquarters at 22707 Michigan Ave.; Team Obama will meet at the Northville Sports Den in Northville. Below is more detailed information on Tuesday night's debate, as…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Leaders at businesses both large and small made many donations to the presidential candidates.
Members of Dearborn's business community made some of the largest contributions to President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney this year, according to Federal Election Commission records. Donations from Dearborn residents—402 in total—came from lawyers, homemakers, retirees, teachers and college administrators. But by far the most recurring theme—as well as some of the largest donors—were leaders of local businesses. Ahmad Chebbani, chairman of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, was one of Obama's largest supporters, giving $5,000 to the candidate in two donations. Ahmed Boomrod, president of Omni Facility Services, gave $1,950 to the president; while Riad Shatila, owner of Shatila Food Products, gave $600. Romney's …