Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Virginia is still too close to call as precinct results roll in.
Update 10:04 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 - With all Virginia precincts finally reporting, President Barack Obama received 1,868,191 votes from Virginia voters, according to final but unofficial data from the Virginia State Board of Elections. That's 50.57 percent of the vote. Gov. Mitt Romney received 1,767,692 votes, or 47.85 percent. The three third-party candidates on the ballot received a combined 1.42 percent of votes, and write-in candidates the remainder. The race was too close late Tuesday night, even hours after multiple national news outlets called the race nationally. ------------- Original post, Tuesday, Nov. 6 updated 2 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Whether you’re new in town or just want to make sure the location hasn’t changed, there are multiple ways to check.
With Election Day right around the corner, Loudoun voters may want to check their Voter Cards to make sure they know where to vote Tuesday. In addition to checking Voter Cards, those expecting to vote can check their precinct and location on either Loudoun County’s website, or the Virginia Election and Registration Information System. Or call 703-777-0380. It never hurts to be sure. After you vote, check back, because Patch will have election updates throughout the day and until the results are in. Precinct addresses for the entire county are listed below. Sign up for the Ashburn Patch Newsletter.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Candidates discussed the Middle East, defense and more.
With Election Day fast approaching, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney faced off in the third and final Presidential Debate Monday night. The debate, hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., focused mainly on foreign policy, including conflicts in the Middle East, the civil war in Syria and the Sept. 11, 2012, killings of four American officials in Libya. Romney congratulated Obama for successfully killing Osama bin Laden, but ultimately questioned his policies on the Middle East, charging that the unrest in Egypt and Libya had created a “rising tide of chaos.” He said America needed an expansive plan to handle the situation. “We can’t kill our way out of this mess,” Romney said. “We’re going to have to put in place a very …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tell us: In last meeting before the Nov. 6 election, which presidential candidate performed best in Monday's debate?
President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney met Monday night for their third and final debate this election season, this time coming to the same table to answer questions on national security, the war in Iraq and jobs overseas, among other topics. The candidates also sparred on military spending, with Romney making a case for an expanded Naval fleet in a plan to increase military spending. Obama, who says he's met with military leaders to develop a reduced budget for the country's armed forces, said Monday that Romney's hike is money "our military doesn't need," noting the country also has " fewer horses and bayonets." "We have these things called aircraft carriers and planes land on them. We have ships that go underwater, …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Presidential candidates met for a town-hall style debate at Hofstra University in New York.
President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney sparred Tuesday night over immigration, the economy, energy production and foreign policy during the second of three Presidential debates before Election Day. The debate, held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, went over the allotted 90-minutes and featured a number of sharp exchanges between the two candidates, who interrupted each other on more than one occasion. Virginia Voters React Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44th) was impressed with Obama’s performance Tuesday night, saying the president was “back” after his more restrained performance during the Denver debate two weeks ago. “Candy Crowley's instant fact checking of Mitt Romney on President Obama's Rose Garden …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tell us: Did President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney perform better at Thursday's debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either campaign?
President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney met Tuesday night for their second debate this election season, this time in a "town hall" format that allowed citizens to ask questions on foreign policy, oil and jobs, among other topics. The debate, at Hofstra University in New York, was crucial for both candidates, who are less than a month out from the Nov. 6 election. The candidates' running mates debated last week in Kentucky. Many experts said Vice President Joe Biden came out ahead of Republican candidate Paul Ryan in the meeting. Some said Obama needed to be more aggressive after a performance in the first debate experts dubbed "passive" and "safe." Romney supporters said he needed to maintain the momentum he gained …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
If you have a question you would like to ask President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney, submit it in the comments section below. It could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
by Patch Staff If Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island on Tuesday, Oct. 16, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch and AOL, along with Google and Yahoo, to solicit questions from the American …
Friday, October 5, 2012
He spoke at the Patriot Center for the Arts on Friday morning.
President Barack Obama spoke Friday to a packed house at George Mason University's Patriot Center for the Art. Obama spoke for about 20 minutes and focused on women's rights and health reform. For Patch's story on Obama's GMU campaign appearance, click here. Take any photos at the event? Add them to this gallery by clicking on the upload button above! See also: Obama Talks Women's Rights, Health Reform at Mason PatchChat Live: Obama Campaigns Friday at GMU What the Friday Obama Event Means for Traffic
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Patch is collecting reader questions to be answered by candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race.
Are you concerned about the economy? What about sequestration or federal government cutbacks? Are you worried about the environment? Traffic in Northern Virginia? The cost of health care? Now is your chance to step up to the podium and get your questions answered. As we approach November's election, we will be asking U.S. Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine — former Virginia governors engaged in one of the closest Senate races in the country — to answer a Patch candidates' survey. The survey will be driven by questions from you. You can submit your questions in the comments section below this article, or email them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit a question is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 24. We'…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Campaign finance records show Democrat leading in Ashburn, across Virginia
The U.S. Senate race between Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) is neck-and-neck both in the polls and in campaign funds raised from Virginia residents. During the most recent filing period, which ran from May 24 to June 30, Kaine raised $667,000 in donations of $200 or more from Virginians, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, which compiles its data from OpenSecrets.org Allen raised less, with $409,000, according to the data. Ashburn residents also donated more money to Kaine’s campaign than to his Republican challenger's. The former Virginia governor raised $19,000 in Ashburn ZIP codes, compared to Allen’s $10,200. Residents in the 20147 ZIP code donated $14,750 to Kaine; residents in the 20148 ZIP code donated $4,250. Allen…