Monday, November 12, 2012
Nearly double the voters picked Romney over Obama in Roswell last week. President Obama and Mitt Romney supporters were separated by 11,236 votes in Roswell. See how your neighbors voted precinct by precinct. [Enter city name and click Search.]
Monday, November 12, 2012
It was a historical Presidential race and time will give it even more perspective. Right now, we can see that President Obama and Mitt Romney supporters were separated by 11,236 votes in Roswell. In Roswell, Romney received 24,830 votes vs. 13,594 cast for President Obama. According to CNN.com, in Georgia, Romney received 53 percent of the vote and Obama garnered 45 percent. For a more detailed look at how Roswell voters cast their ballots enter the city name or precinct code in the box. Also enter another city to see how other areas voted. For a look at Fulton County's certified results, visit the county's website.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Share your thoughts on the matter in our Question of the Week comment section below.
Months of campaigning, complaining and one-upping have lead us to this week during which we choose a President to carry us through the next four years. But, some have questioned the ability of either side to clean up what's been deemed "a mess." What do you think? Are the issues more likely to be resolved by one party or the other? Will the American people fair better over the next four years because of this election?
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Incumbent Republican State Senator won re-election to State Senate District 56 in 2012.
Sen. John Albers said he was, "feeling confident," just hours before the polls closed on election night, Nov. 6. As it stands it seems the Republican State Senator from District 56 had a reason to be confident. His constituency which includes the citizens of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Alpharetta, Mountain Park and Johns Creek overwhelmingly voted to keep Senator Albers in office. At the single precinct that lies within Cherokee County, Sen. John Albers beat his Democrat challenger Akhtar Sadiq handedly with 2402 votes to 760 votes. In Fulton County, incumbent Senator Albers had an even larger margin to victory. He won 66% to Sadiq's 34% according to the Fulton County Elections office with nearly 60,000 votes cast. While holding a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Local incumbents keeps their seats in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
It was a long night Tuesday, but when the votes were all totaled U.S. Congressman Tom Price, Sen. John Albers and the Roswell bond referendum all came out on top. With 65.24 percent of the approval vote, the Roswell bond referendum passed rather easily. The $14.7 million set to be borrowed by the city has been promised by local leaders to fund transportation improvements at Ga 400/Holcomb Bridge Road, a new fire station and an indoor aquatic center, among other items. Republican Price defeated Democratic opponent Jeff Kazanow with 64.34 percent of the vote in the U.S. Representative District 6 race. Albers, also a Republican, bested Democrat Akhtar Sadiq with 65.62 percent of the vote in the State Senate District 56 race. Albers told Patch…
Secretary of State says Fulton was not prepared for Election Day.
According to an 11Alive news report, the Georgia Secretary of State's office plans to investigate the Fulton Elections Board following numerous voter complaints on Tuesday. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the county could face fines for not being properly prepared for the elections. Following the 2008 Presidential election, Fulton faced $120,000 in fines. Sharon Mitchell, Fulton's interim elections director, said in a news conference that Tuesday's problems were not as widespread as in other years. The allegations follow a day when Fulton County sent out several Tweets imploring voters to remain patient and assuring that anyone in line by 7 p.m. would get to vote. At 2:30 p.m., the county sent out the following notice that it was …
Although polls close in Georgia at 7 p.m., polls in California don't close at 11 p.m. (EST). It's bound to be a long night.
So you've cast your ballot and likely had to wait in some sort of line if you did so in person. But how long will you have to wait to find out who'll be in the White House come January? It might be a late night. California voters have until 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time 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 us 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 …
Some think celebrities are treated differently when they vote, what do you think?
Fulton County says superstar Usher was a model citizen when he voted in Roswell on Tuesday, though not everyone agrees. Local resident Alan Christian told Roswell Patch that the international celebrity was able to skip past long lines of waiting voters with his own photographers in tow, despite posted signs that prohibit pictures and videos to be taken in the polling area. "They let anyone 75 and above to front of line; no problem there," wrote Christian in an e-mail to Roswell Patch. "In walks Usher, they take him to the front of the line. He has someone there taking pictures of him and video, then he walks in front of everyone to the voting booth. He pulls out his camera and starts taking pictures of himself voting." Bob Giordano, a …
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Many voters told Roswell Patch they were drawn to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6 because of the presidential race.
A steady stream of voters entered Roswell Area Park's Bill Johnson Community Activities Building around lunchtime on Tuesday, Nov. 6 - many with one thing on their mind: voting for Mitt Romney. "I came to vote in the presidential race," said a voter who only gave his first name as Ted. "I think it probably has the most bearing on our economic future." Similarly, Brenda and Charles Tootle were focused on voting President Barack Obama out of the White House. "We must change the direction our country is headed in or our children and grandchildren will not have a country," Charles said. Ellen Walsh echoed the sentiment, "I think we need a change so badly." Going a step further, Alice Stevens said bluntly, "I want Romney to be President. I …
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