Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 10:15 p.m. and other media outlets quickly followed. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won 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 …
President Barack Obama, on his way to re-election win's Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes after defeating former Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has won Wisconsin, considered by political pundits as a major swing state that would go a long way in deciding the 2012 presidential election. Obama was declared the state’s projected winner over Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama and running mate Joe Biden overcame the popularity uptick Romney undoubtedly received when he announced Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville as his vice presidential candidate this summer. With the victory, Obama picked up 10 important electoral votes toward the 270 required to win the presidency. At approximately 10:15 p.m., CNN declared Obama a winner in Ohio, essentially giving him the election. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, with 91 percent of the vote counted in Wisconsin, Obama was leading …
Poll here close at 8 p.m., but swing states end voting as early as 6 p.m. local time.
Wisconsin voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as three hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Wisconsin time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. The final two swing states, Nevada and Iowa, close at 9 p.m. CST.
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Heading into Tuesday's presidential election, Democratic insiders were feeling a bit more confident about their party's chances than their Republican counterparts, according to the results of Patch's final "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys. The surveys of party activists, elected officials and bloggers and other "influencers" showed 95 percent of the Democrats believe that President Barack Obama will carry Wisconsin and 92 percent say he will win the national popular vote. Among Republicans insiders, 70 percent said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win Wisconsin, and 88 percent said he will take the national vote. 2012 ELECTION RESULTS All results shown here are statewide totals. Winners appear in bold. LAST UPDATE: 1…
In final Patch survey of influencers, Republicans predict a close race in Wisconsin, while Democrats seem sure of Obama’s victory here.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Patch’s final survey of Wisconsin political insiders reveals that party influencers believe the presidential candidates they support will previal in Wisconsin and nationwide in Tuesday's election. However, Democrats insiders seem a bit more confident that President Barack Obama will take Wisconsin, while Republicans are projecting a close race with Mitt Romney ultimately winning, with many saying polls that show Obama in the lead will be proven wrong. As it has throughout the campaign, Patch sent its "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys to more than 150 activists and insiders of both parties, and 60 and 40 Democrats participated in this survey. Most Republican insiders — 70 percent — predicted that Romney …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
During campaign stop with singer Katy Perry in Milwaukee Saturday that drew an estimated 20,000 people, Obama says: "I am here today because there is more work to do."
With just days to go before what will likely be a close election both in Wisconsin and nationally, thousands of people filled the Delta Center in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon to hear President Barack Obama promise to keep fighting for the middle class. As soon as he took the podium before a crowd estimated at 20,000, Obama promised to get help to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and asked those in attendance to pray and donate to the Red Cross, if they were able to do so. His speech then turned to his campaign theme of “Forward." His primary message was about continuing the policies of his administration to provide a voice for the middle class while also growing and supporting a strong middle class. Photo Gallery: Images from Obama's visit …
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Friday, November 2, 2012
The Republican presidential nominee told a full house at Wisconsin State Fair Park that he is the candidate that will bring "real change" to America.
Just four days ahead of Election Day, Mitt Romney came to southeastern Wisconsin and delivered a fiery speech to a fired-up crowd at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Those who made it inside the Wisconsin Products Pavilion — thousands were turned away with the crowd at capacity — saw Romney deliver what was said to be his "closing argument" in his quest to defeat Barack Obama. He alternated between criticizing the president and pushing his own accomplishments and vision. "Accomplishing real change is not something I've just talked about," Romney said, noting his time in the business world, his work leading the Salt Lake City Olympics and his tenure as governor of Massachusetts. "It's something I've done." Romney stood above a banner proclaiming…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Former was in Waukesha rallying Democratic support with just five days left before the election. In the waning moments of the campaign, both parties have targeted the Badger State in what could be a photo finish Nov. 6.
Former President Bill Clinton stumped deep in the heart of Republican territory in Wisconsin Thursday to talk dollars, cents, and arithmetic before a crowd of roughly 600 people in Waukesha. Clinton — dubbed the "Secretary of Explaining Things" minutes before by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett — praised President Barack Obama’s plan to rebuild the economy, saying that it was based upon arithmetic. He couldn’t say the same for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plan to restore the nation’s economy, which Clinton said would undermine the identity of the country. Clinton said there’s a reason Romney has been mum on explaining how his tax cuts add up. “There is no possible way to do this without cutting education, without cutting …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Here's how to get tickets to see pop singer perform during campaign event with the president on Saturday.
President Barack Obama is teaming up with pop singer Katy Perry at a campaign stop on Saturday in Milwaukee, his campaign announced late Wednesday. The president will deliver remarks at what is being described as a "grassroots event" at the Delta Convention Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Perry, a multi-platinum artist, will perform at the event, the campaign said. There's no word yet, however, on whether Perry will wear the "ballot dress" that she donned at an Obama rally in Las Vegas last week. The event is free and open to the public, but anyone who wishes to attend must RSVP online at Obama's campaign web site.