Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Palamara (D-14th District) and state Rep. Paul Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) both won their re-election bids by a wide margin of votes in Wyandotte.
Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Palamara (D-14th District) and state Rep. Paul Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) both had big victories in their re-election bids this year. In Wyandotte, both candidates received double the votes than their GOP challengers. Check the results below to see how Wyandotte voted in both elections. See PDF that has been uploaded to this story for a list of how Wyandotte voted in every election. Also, check out our timeline below of some of the highlights that occurred in Wyandotte throughout Tuesday. -- Update 11:55 p.m. President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have been re-elected. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. Update 10:15 p.m. President Barack Obama has been …
Dingell called his win in a release sent out Tuesday night.
With results still coming in, U.S. Rep. John Dingell has called the race for his re-election to the House of Representatives. He faces Republican Cynthia Kallgren, a businesswoman from Trenton, in the race for the newly drawn district, which includes parts of Wayne and Washtenaw counties. If officially re-elected, Dingell will enter his 30th term in Congress in January. That will make him the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history. “I want to thank the fine people of Michigan's 12th Congressional District for once again allowing me to serve them in the U.S. House; it is my distinct honor and privilege to do so," Dingell said in a statement released Tuesday night. "I will continue to fight hard for their priorities and to make them …
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.
Wayne County voters elected a prosecuting attorney, clerk, sheriff and treasurer at the polls Tuesday, as well as five charter amendments.
6:00 AM: Wayne County results have been updated as of 3:45 a.m. in the table above -- the most recent results available from the county. Stick with Patch as results continue to be tallied. 8:10 PM: The polls have closed in Wayne County. Check back here on Patch for more news and results on election night. While voters accross the state of Michigan will have their hands full deciding on who they want to serve as their next president and six ballot proposals, Wayne County voters will also have a number of countywide races and questions to grapple with. Among those races are Wayne County prosecutor, sheriff and clerk, plus a number of seats on the 3rd Circuit Court. The Wayne County Commission is also asking voters to approve five amendments …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The deadline is 2 p.m. Saturday to request a ballot sent by mail and 4 p.m. next Monday to pick one up in person.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated for the third and final time on Monday night? How do you think they did? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment.
The fourth and final debate heading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election was held Monday night, broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. In their third meeting of campaign season, President Barack Obama and Republican contender Gov. Mitt Romney went head to head on issues of foreign policy. Who do you think won the debate? Weigh in on our poll alongside other Michigan Patch readers, and tell us in the comments why you think Obama or Romney came out on top. There were three prior presidential and vice presidential debates.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The proposal is one of six on Michigan's ballot this Nov. 6, and it could play a key role in the fate of a possible new bridge to Canada.
Though the U.S. and Canada have continued to move forward with plans to construct the New International Trade Crossing—coloquially known as the new bridge to Canada—voters will decide if residents should have the final say on it. Opponents of the new bridge, led by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun, spent millions to get the proposal on the ballot, aimed to put the bridge's future in voters' hands. Supporters of the bridge, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, say it will be a boon for international trade, and ease congestion on the Ambassador. According to HuffPost Detroit, the new bridge would cost about $1 billion, and would create 10,000 temporary construction jobs. Canada has agreed to foot $550 million of the bill, hoping to …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Proposal 5 will ask voters to amend the state constitution to limit the enactment of new taxes by state government.
Michigan's Proposal 5 on the Nov. 6 ballot would require state tax increases be approved by either a two-thirds majority in the Michigan Legislature or by a statewide vote. The proposal applies to new taxes, attempts to expand the tax base or attempts to increase the rate of tax. Michigan currently has a supermajority requirement to raise property taxes. Michigan has 110 members of the House of Representatives and 38 members of the Senate, which means 37 House members and 13 Senators could block a tax increase. The following language for proposal 12-5 will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot: This proposal would: Require a two-thirds majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Proposal 3, which will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, will ask voters to amend the Michigan Constitution to establish a standard for renewable energy.
Renewable, clean energy is the goal that most states strive for, but should it be included in a state's constitution? That's the question voters will answer at the polls on Nov. 6. Michigan is among 29 states with renewable-energy policies already in place, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Public Act 295, passed in October 2008, requires 10 percent of the state's energy to come from renewable sources by 2015. If passed, Michigan would be the only state to put a standard in its constitution. Opponents such as Consumers Energy and DTE say the move will cost too much money and that many smaller utilities may have trouble generating the 25 percent required to meet the new standard. The proponents biggest argument is that the …