Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. 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 task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
ACLU asks Superior Court judge to intervene, high volume of application requests extends deadline for email, fax ballots.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The deadline for electronic voting has been extended after email and fax ballots caused headaches Tuesday throughout the state. A high volume of requests overwhelmed county officials, including in Morris where the chairman of the Morris County Board of Elections told NJ.com it may take weeks to determine the outcome of some close local elections. Morris County issues began to surface on Monday when it was discovered some information on the county clerk's website directing voters not able to get to the polls was either inaccurate or misleading, NJ.com reported. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey also plans to file an emergency petition requesting a state Superior Court judge in Essex County to intervene to force the state to …
Confusion, delays and an inundation of ballots caused Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to extend voting deadline until 8 p.m. on Friday.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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The incumbent, Robert Menendez, is well financed and heavily favored over Republican State Senator Joseph Kyrillos.
U.S. Senate candidates Robert Menendez and Joe Kyrillos agree on little when it comes to the issues. The veterans of New Jersey politics are largely pushing party-line policy as voters take to the polls on election day. Menendez, a native of Union City, has been the heavy early favorite over the state legislator. A recent Philadelphia Inquirer poll had Menendez up 50-32 over Kyrillos, in line with polls conducted by Richard Stockton College and Quinnipiac University. Kyrillos, echoing larger party sentiments, favors extending tax cuts for the "job creators" making large sums of money and also relaxing corporate taxes. It's a philosophy not shared by Menendez, who says New Jersey families have been "victimized" by corporate loopholes and …
Three Republican challengers are seeking seats on the all-Democrat Board.
Six candidates are competing for three openings on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Board is comprised of nine members who are elected to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats coming up for election each year. The Freeholder Board sets policies for the operation of the County, while day-to-day operations is supervised by an appointed County Manager. Three Republicans, none of whom have previously held an elected office, are hoping to shake up a Board that has been made up of Democrats for decades. Up for election today: Alexander Mirabella, of Fanwood, Democrat, currently serving as chairman of the Freeholder Board Mohamed S. Jalloh, a Democrat, from Roselle, finishing up his first term Bruce H…
The following is a guide to the Cranford Township Committee race as well as the races for Cranford Board of Education, Union County Freeholder, NJ Senate and 7th Congressional District.
Township Committee: One seat open Former Republican Township Commissioner Scott Mease and Democrat Thomas Hannen Jr. are both seeking election to the single seat that will be up for grabs on the Cranford Township Committee in the November election. Republican Mayor David Robinson's term is set to expire at the end of the year, but after nearly six years on the dias, he has chosen not to seek re-election. The outcome of the November election will determine the balance of power on the Township Committee. Currently, the governing body is made up of three Republicans — Robinson and new members Andis Kalnins and Lisa Adubato, as well as two Democrats — Edward O'Malley and Kevin Campbell. If Hannen wins a spot on the committee, the Democrats …
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Due to safety concerns, some voting district locations have changed.
The Union County Board of Elections has announced changes in polling place locations for today's general election due to safety concerns and other issues resulting from Hurricane Sandy. BLOOMINGDALE AVENUE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Voters in districts 8, 12 and 30 (Bloomingdale Avenue School) will vote at Orange Avenue School. All other districts have not changed, including Districts 11 and 27 which will remain at Hillside Avenue School. To determine your voting district, visit the Township’s website at www.cranford.com/elections/ or contact the Township Clerk’s Office at 908-709-7210. You can also click here and type in your address to find out where you should go to cast your vote. PARKING: All residents voting in the Cranford Municipal Building…
State has given its electoral votes to a Democrat in the last five elections.
If history is any indication, Barack Obama should have no problem winning New Jersey's 14 electoral votes in his quest for re-election on Tuesday. In the past four presidential elections, the Republican candidate has never been within 240,000 votes, and only once did a candidate get within 500,000 of his Democratic opponent. A look at statistics kept by the state shows that in the last four elections, incumbent president George W. Bush was the closest at picking up the NJ's nod, still losing to John Kerry by more than 240,000 votes. The biggest winner among the Democratic candidates in that span was incumbent Barack Obama, who won the state by more than 600,000 votes in 2008. The closest vote in 20 years came in 1992, when Bill Clinton …