Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Both the Hillsborough County Commission and School Board have races next November.
Election Day 2014 is still a long ways away, but that doesn’t mean competition for local seats isn’t starting to develop. With three seats up for grabs on both the Hillsborough County Commission and Hillsborough School Board, Carrollwood area residents can anticipate some changes in those boards following the 2014 elections. Here’s a look at who’s filed for what races to date, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office: County Commission District 4 This district represents south and eastern Hillsborough Counties. The seat is currently held by Al Higginbotham. He’s running for an at-large seat in 2014. Here’s the lineup to date: Neither candidate has reported fundraising activities as of yet. No Democrats have filed…
Monday, May 13, 2013
This interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
A slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – turned out to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call.
Even though Florida's 29 electoral votes won't make a difference in the outcome of the Presidential election, Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call. President Barack Obama held a razor-thin thin edge over Gov. Mitt Romney, even as 200,000 votes were left to be counted in Florida. Obama won enough battleground states to win re-election even if he doesn't win Florida. All precincts have reported results, but provisional and absentee ballots still needed to be counted. That includes 9,000 ballots that were still being counted Wednesday in Pinellas County. It isn't yet clear when a winner in Florida's Presidential race may be declared. Obama held a 0.58% lead on Wednesday afternoon. If the margin falls below 0.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We asked our Facebook readers to chime in about Tuesday's election results.
Their responses were as varied as the people who call the expansive stretch of Carrollwood and Northdale home. On Tuesday after the news had sunk in we took to our Carrollwod-Northdale Patch Facebook page to get a sense of what our readers thought of Tuesday night's election results. The question: Now that we're all awake, what is your reaction to last night's election? Here's what they had to say.... "Severe disappointment and disillusionment with the American people. Sadness that they chose voting for revenge and fear mongering," wrote Kelley Vance. Tammi Whittaker Dial agreed with Vance writing, "Disgrace..disgusted." Andrea Arias College had another take writing, "It would be nice if we were all AWAKE. There wouldn't be so much hate …
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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 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 of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Voters in Florida still have questions surrounding who gets the state's 29 Electoral votes.
President Barack Obama appeared on the road to re-election when he was declared the winner in Ohio. But a victory in the state of Florida was considered essential in order for Gov. Mitt Romney to win the seat. The eyes of the nation remained on Florida overnight as the margin between the candidates here remained less than 1 percent with many votes left to be counted. A recount in the state would be mandatory if the margin is one-half of 1 percent or smaller once all votes are counted. A recount would be easier than in 2000. Florida no longer uses punch-card ballots. All counties now use electronic voting systems. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall …