Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close two hours earlier.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota and Wisconsin voters have, including those in Southwest Minneapolis, until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key states ends as much as two 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. Minnesota time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. Check here as Southwest Minneapolis Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in. Sign up for our free …
What's voting like at your precinct? Tweet us at @SWMplsPatch!
Many Southwest Minneapolis polling places are seeing waves of enthusiastic voters, according to our tweeting readers. However, some precincts seem to be experiencing technology hiccoughs which has delayed voting. What's voting like at your precinct? Tweet us at @SWMplsPatch!
A breakdown of races in and around Twin Cities Patch, from the Presidential and Congressional races to the proposed Marriage Amendment and Voter I.D. Also: Links to races in your county or community.
Welcome to Patch's Statewide Election Hub for Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities Area. We'll have a breakdown of each race that impacts residents statewide, as well as links to other Twin Cities Patch sites as they cover elections in communities around the metro area. √ = projected winner *All results are unofficial until canvased by the election board Percentage of precincts reporting: 2,057 of 4,102 (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 28.6 percent (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 281 of 291, about 97 percent Percentage of precincts reporting: 189 of 246 Percentage of precincts reporting: Percentage of precincts reporting: …
All incumbents in county commissioner races defended challenges from opponents touting their fiscally conservative credentials.
Welcome to Patch's Hennepin County hub for all things Election 2012. This page will offer some historical perspective of recent voting in Hennepin County, along with up-to-the-moment election results for county races. It will also have links to Patch's coverage of local, state and federal races. *** With five of the seven county commissioners up for re-election this fall, the Hennepin County Board could’ve seen a major shake-up from this election. But Hennepin County voters seem to prefer for county government to continue on its current course—choosing steady-as-she-goes incumbents over the fiscally conservative challengers who criticized the County Board for runaway spending. Incumbents Mike Opat, Randy Johnson, Jan Callison and Jeff …
Editors from across Minnesota will be at the polls and in the community on Election Day. Check back here throughout the day for regular updates and photos.
The 2012 Election isn’t just a political event; it’s a community event. Patch editors embedded in their communities are perfectly situated to capture all the local flavor that goes along with Election Day—from polling place activity to “I voted” stickers. Throughout the day, these editors will be bringing you photos and updates from Patch sites across Minnesota. Check back regularly to see just what the 2012 Election means for your neighbors.
From polling places to political candidates, we've got you covered.
This is where you can find election results for local city council and legislative races and links to our separate election stories for county, judicial, constitutional amendments and national results.
Southwest Minneapolis' voters participated in an historic election on Tuesday. President Barack Obama was re-elected. Minnesota became the first state to reject a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and woman. Voters also stopped an amendment requiring voters show photo ID at the polls. The DFL took control of both houses of the state legislature. They even got to see Mayor RT Rybak crowd-surf at the official DFL election party in reaction to Obama's victory (See video at right). Initially, Southwest Minneapolis' high voter turnout caused long lines at some polling places, and a few ballot scanners had hiccoughs. As the night war on, voters waited on tenterhooks to find out how their community voted—many …
Monday, November 5, 2012
President Barack Obama's ground campaign and a shifting sentiment toward the two constitutional amendments have the state's DFL party feeling positive headed into Election Day.
Twin Cities Democrats think the state's most controversial issue–the amendment to the state's constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman–will fall flat on Tuesday, making Minnesota the first state to vote down such an amendment. In our survey of DFL influencers–local politicians and party activists–the Democrats also believe having the amendment issue on the ballot will be a boost for President Barack Obama, as he looks to defeat former Gov. Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential election. Of the 100 influencers who volunteered to take our survey, 24 responded to our "flash" poll, issued last Friday. Only a quarter of the responders thought the marriage amendment question would help Romney with turnout. The same …
Election Day is less than 24 hours away.
With less than 24 hours until Election Day, there's no doubt that Rep. Keith Ellison and his Republican opponent, Chris Fields, are making their final cases to gain voters' support. Patch reached out to both candidates and asked them to fill out a basic online profile. Click on the name of the candidate to see their respective profile. In addition, each candidate maintains a campaign website: In other news: Minnesota Daily Editorial Board Endorses Ellison The Editorial Board of the Minnesota Daily, the University of Minnesota student newspaper, made its case for the re-election of Ellison Monday morning. "Ellison has had a long relationship with the community he represents," the board said in an article. "Ellison’s commitment to solving …
Public Policy Polling suggests both amendments could fail.
With Election Day less than 48 hours away, on Sunday researchers at Public Policy Polling issued the results of a new survey suggesting both constitutional amendments on Minnesota's ballot this year could fail. PPP's poll estimated support for the first amendment, which would write an existing ban same-sex marriage into the state constitution, falling to 45 percent from 49 percent in the Star-Tribune's recent Minnesota Poll. Support for the second amendment, which would require voters show a state-issued photo ID when they vote, was pegged at 46 percent, with 51 percent opposed. That's a significant drop in support since recent polls estimating the amendment would pass with 53 percent of the vote. The most recent KSTP/Survey USA poll, …