2012 elections

As a nation, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected in the 2012 Election with 303 electoral votes versus Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan’s 206 Electoral College votes. Obama also earned the lead in the popular vote with 59,621,436 compared to Romney’s 56,989,709. As a state, Obama earned more than 1.54 million votes or [...]

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Northwest metro cities post stellar turnout percentages According to the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, voter turnout nationwide was lower than in the past two presidential elections with 57.5 percent turnout. Minnesota nabbed the title for highest voter turnout in the nation for the 8th year in a row. With 76 percent [...]

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BY KEITH ANDERSON ECM-Sun Director of News   The last maple leaves have been blown into the corners of shadowed corners, dancing erratically with every wisp of wind. Trees stand naked, abandoned and stripped of their cover, with bony limbs reaching toward the charcoal sky. Squirrels still scamper, searching for the last morsels of food [...]

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What did you learn, standing in line to vote? For several parents who brought their kids, and with whom I stood, it was “well worth the wait.” But before saying any more, here are some reflections from my wife, JoAnn, who was an election judge. “It didn’t matter what political party you support. Watching women [...]

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A record number of Minnesota voters on Tuesday, Nov. 6, sent a strong message to their legislators — end the gridlock, compromise and do what’s best for the state, not for the political party. They had in mind those days when inability to reach a compromise on a budget actually shut down the state government. [...]

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In addition to Nov. 6 determining the course of the U.S. Presidency and fate of the two amendments on Minnesota’s state ballot, residents in Champlin and Dayton had another reason to head to the polls in droves – new city leadership. Both of the city’s incumbent mayors chose not to run for re-election this year. [...]

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Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third U.S. Congressional District race against Democratic challenger Brian Barnes. With all of the votes tallied Wednesday morning, Paulsen won with 58 percent of the 382,715 votes cast for the race. Paulsen gave his victory speech Tuesday night when approximately 50 percent of precincts had reported [...]

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In a sea-change of losses for Republicans, Uglem emerges as a winner When Election night arrived, Mark Uglem settled in at Sammy Perrella’s Pizza in Brooklyn Park with family, friends and some of the other Republican candidates on the ballot. It was to be a night of victory celebrations all around. Uglem knew his days [...]

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