Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We've got the numbers, precinct by precinct, on who Westlake chose for the presidency, Senate, Congress and State Senate and House.
While the nation saw Cuyahoga County as solidly blue during Tuesday night's national election coverage, dig down to the local level and a new color emerges. Westlake was solidly red this election, choosing the Republican for all the national and state legislative races. Mitt Romney won Westlake by almost 2,200 votes over Barack Obama. In the hotly contested Senate race, Josh Mandel narrowly beat victorious incumbent Sherrod Brown by just under 200 votes. See the charts below for precinct-by-precinct results.
Incumbent Republican defeats Democratic challenger Andrew Meyer
Nan Baker is heading back to Columbus. The incumbent Republican state representative in Ohio's 16th district won re-election Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Andrew Meyer. Baker won with 33,585 votes to Meyer's 24,009. Click here to see the results from all the local and county races and issues. "I'm very pleased with such a strong win," Baker said. "We worked hard and had a lot of good volunteers, and, thankfully, it showed in the results." Baker said her experience as chair of the Economic and Small Business Development Committee played a role in her win. "Anyone who knows me knows my priorities," she said. "They're the same as the voters'. The number one issue is jobs."
Betty Sutton loses congressional seat to Jim Renacci
Ohio helps deliver re-election to the president as he defeats Mitt Romney
Campaign ads, phone calls are done ... for now.
Whether they voted red or blue, many Westlake voters shared a common emotion after casting their ballot on Tuesday. Relief. Now that the election is over, we can watch our favorite TV shows without being bombarded with mudslinging campaign ads. Our recycling bins won't be cluttered with campaign mailings. We won't think, "Oh, crud, is this a robocall?" whenever the phone rings. Wendy Stuart said the end of the campaign ads is her favorite part about Election Day. "I just want it over with," she said after voting at Hilliard Elementary School on Tuesday. "Ohio has been a war zone this election. I'm tired of it." Stuart went to visit family in Chicago a few weeks ago and noticed a big difference. "No ads," she said. "It was such a nice break…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here's a gallery of photos taken by Patch local editors from across Ohio during polling hours today.
It appears Election Day is about more than who you vote for.
Patch editors all over the country are busy getting the hottest Election Day stories today, and turns out, they aren't all about the candidates. Check out these election stories that are going viral in our little corner of Patchland. • Collingswood Patch reports a man in Millerstown, PA, stepped up to his touchscreen voter booth ready to vote for Obama but found every time he pushed Obama's button, it registered as Romney. Find out what the man did after several attempts here. • Oak Forest Patch, outside Chicago, reports a 21-year-old mother-to-be was not about to give up her first-time voting experience just because she was going into labor. Click here to read about her voting experience. • Some kids' posters left over from a mock …
Mike Avdey casts his first ballot Tuesday
Mike Avdey was not going to let being sick get in the way of finally getting to vote. Avdey, 18, was on his way home Tuesday morning from St. Ignatius High School, where he's a senior, with a bad sore throat. But before he went home to chicken soup and cold medicine, Avdey stopped at Hilliard Elementary School to vote for the very first time. "I feel older," Avdey said after voting. "I feel like I'm actually making a difference." Avdey said his parents have always been politically aware, and his teachers at St. Ignatius have always encouraged voting. "It's doing my part as being part of the community," he said. Did you vote for the first time today? Share your experience here!
Ohio's voting goes until 7:30 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close later.
Ohio voters have until 7:30 p.m. to cast their ballots, but voting in other key swing states doesn't end until hours later. Exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House. The earliest key state to watch are Virginia and Florida, where polls close at 7 p.m. Voting also ends at 7:30 p.m. in fellow swing state North Carolina. The majority of New Hampshire's polls close between 7 and 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., the swing state of Pennsylvania closes its polls. A portion of Florida closes its polls at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard time, too—the state is split across two time zones. Iowa and Nevada close voting at 10 p.m. Politico has a full map of voting times across the country. The …
If you hear about others, tell us in the comments.
It’s finally Election Day, but Ohio—especially Northeast Ohio—isn’t out of the spotlight yet. Both the Obama and Romney campaigns made a stop in (the exact same spot of) Cleveland earlier today. CNN reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plane landed at the airport earlier today. Shortly before noon, the plane for his vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, also landed. So did Vice President Joe Biden’s plane. With all the recent campaign stops in the area, this isn't surprising. The Washington Post's Election 2012 Blog reports that this has actually happened to the candidates three times in the past three days, including this past weekend in Cleveland. This post will be updated as more information from the visits …