Thursday, November 8, 2012
David Curson beat out Kerry Bentivolio to serve the rest of Thaddeus McCotter's term.
Republican Kerry Bentivolio may have won the general election Tuesday to represent Michigan's 11th District in Congress, but he lost the special election to fill the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term. Democrat David Curson beat Bentivolio and will serve the rest of McCotter's term, which ends Dec. 31. Bentivolio will take over in January for a two-year term. The vote to fill a partial term was added to the ballot when McCotter resigned from the position in July after it was discovered that his campaign failed to turn in the requisite number of signatures to run for re-election this past Tuesday. His seat has been vacant for the past four months. Curson received 159,267 votes, or 51 percent of the vote, and Bentivolio received 151,740 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Taj conceded the race Wednesday morning.
Some results are still trickling in, but Democrat Syed Taj conceded the race for Michigan's 11th Congressional District to Republican Kerry Bentivolio Wednesday morning. "It goes without saying that I am disappointed in last night's results. However, I am not disappointed in the campaign that we have ran in the 11th. We faced a tough map and in spite of this disadvantage worked our district hard and left nothing on the table," Taj said in a statement. Bentivolio spoke to a group of supporters just before midnight Tuesday at his election party at the Sheraton in Novi, thanking them for their support. "We're going to go to Washington, and we're going to represent the 11th District like it's never been represented before," he said. As of …
While the results are still unofficial, Hamill got 69 percent of the vote in his election and Baroni captured 60 percent in his.
Tuesday, 11:45 p.m. With 12 of 12 precincts reporting, Greg Baroni (R) has retained his position as White Lake Township Supervisor. While the results are still unofficial, Baroni had 60 percent of the vote, and Michael Smith (D) had 39 percent of the vote. Tuesday, 11:20 p.m. Unofficial results are in for the Oakland County Commissioner 2nd District Race. With 26 of 26 precincts reporting Bob Hoffman (R) has won the seat with 62 percent of the vote. Sherlynn Everly (D) earned 37 percent of the vote. Tuesday, 9:01 p.m. Unofficial Highland Township results are in. With 8 of 8 precincts reporting, Rick Hamill has won the township supervisor race. See the graphs below for vote totals in all Highland races. Tuesday, 8:01 p.m. The polls have …
Five of the six statewide ballot proposals were defeated, according to early results.
Voters throughout Michigan chose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney for president, according to early results, and voted no on at least five of the six state proposals. Michiganders also chose incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow over Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra for Senate, according to early results. Voter turnout was reported to be high across the state. In 2008, 66.2 percent of Michigan's registered voters cast ballots, the highest number since 1968 when voter turnout was 66.8 percent. On Tuesday, many precincts were still taking ballots well after 8 p.m. to accommodate voters. 1:32 AM: U.S. Rep. John Dingell claimed victory and a record-breaking 30th term in Congress. 12:46 AM: Results are trickling in. Dexter Patch reports Gretchen …
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.
Here are five rules you need to know before voting on election day.
The use of video cameras, still cameras and other recording devices is prohibited in the polls when they are open for voting. This ban includes still cameras and other recording features built into many cell phones and applies to all voters, challengers, poll watchers and election workers. Certain exceptions are made for credentialed members of the news media. Under Michigan election law, a ballot is rejected if deliberately exposed. A voter who deliberately exposes their ballot will not be allowed to vote in that election. This includes clothing and buttons as well as material such as pamphlets, fliers and stickers. You may not display such items in the polling place or within 100 feet of an entrance to a polling place. If a voter goes …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find all your candidate profiles and ballot proposal information for White Lake and Highland here.
Candidates for Highland Township offices, White Lake Township Offices and state and national offices will battle it out at the polls during the Nov. 6 general election. White Lake-Highland Patch has compiled background information on the candidates for all local races, which can be found here: For the most up-to-date election coverage, sign up for the White Lake-Highland Patch newsletter. Click to get signed up!
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the general election. White Lake and Highland voters can see their ballots and find their voting location before they hit the polls.
Looking for your ballot before you hit the polls in White Lake and Highland? Publius has it online. In its 16th year, Publius.org is a nonprofit, one-stop online voter education guide. “We designed it for voters who want to make sure there are no surprises at the polling booth” said Vince Keenan, creator and executive director of Publius.org. “Publius helps you familiarize yourself with the ballot before you hit the polls.” Also, if complicated redistricting has you confused, the site offers a 2012 district-mapping function with updated districts so you can easily check the boundaries of your U.S. congressional, state senate and house seats. Michigan voters can find: Publius.org is hosted at Wayne State University and is a non-partisan, …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
On Nov. 6, White Lake and Highland voters will face yes or no votes on six statewide proposals, ranging from a new bridge to Canada to the emergency manager law.
Michigan voters will have to make many decisions in the November election, including yes or no votes on six state proposals on issues that range from a new bridge to Canada to collective bargaining. Here are the six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan. Want more election news this November? Click here to sign up for the White Lake-Highland Patch newsletter! For more information on the state ballot proposals, go to Vote411.org and to Ballotpedia. How would you vote on these proposals?