Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Follow the results for the races that matter to Prince George's County
We'll be posting live results for selected races relevant to Prince George's County. Check back frequently as new results are posted. We'll be following the presidential race, the race for Maryland congressional districts 4 and 5, all of the statewide referendums and all of the contested board of education seats. Also note, we will be tracking two tallys on Question 7. One tracks the statewide result, the other will track the county result. In the meantime, here's the top local election news from around the county:
The results are in, and Obama's Chicken Teriyaki Luau Bowl claimed a sweeping victory over Romney’s Mexican Mitt-Loaf Bowl.
California Tortilla asked their patrons to vote with their tastebuds this election season, and the results are in. The restaurant chain, which has a location in Bowie Town Center, debuted its 2012 Presidential Burrito Bowls in August. On Monday, the chain announced that Obama’s Chicken Teriyaki Luau Bowl had claimed a sweeping victory over Romney’s Mexican Mitt-Loaf Bowl, including "swing state" victories in Virginia and Pennsylvania. California Tortilla Chief Operating Officer and head chef Keith Goldman developed the bowls after researching the candidates’ backgrounds and food preferences, according to a release announcing the promotion. The Obama bowl, which features Mexican rice, grilled chicken, Teriyaki sauce, stir-fry vegetables, …
Will the results in 2012 be similar to those in 2008?
Four years ago—on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008—the Obama-Biden ticket received 88.9 percent of the general election vote in Prince George's County according to the Maryland State Board of Elections. The McCain-Palin ticket, in comparison, got only 10.4 percent of the county's votes, according to the board. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Dist. 5) won his House of Representatives seat four years ago with 84.8 percent of the vote. His Republican challenger, Collins Bailey, received 12.9 percent of the county's votes. Across the state, about 430,000 Marylanders voted early in the 2012 election, The Baltimore Sun reported: Democrats made up two-thirds (66 percent) of the 430,000 early voters, outvoting Republicans 3.2 to 1, compared to their voter registration …
Maryland's Patch editors bring live coverage of Election Day 2012 to your fingertips.
Patch has editors on the ground in dozens of communities around Maryland today, bringing you live coverage of Election Day 2012. Join the conversation above starting at 9 a.m. The chat window will aggregate Twitter posts from our Patch team and other Twitter users we thought you may find interesting on Election Day. Basically, you can follow everything election related right here—from the county and state ballot questions to the presidential election. Here are a few stories to get you started—we'll be updating this list throughout the day, too. For more updates, follow Maryland Patch teams on Facebook.
Live coverage of the election as it happens in Prince George's County, Maryland and the nation.
As Prince George's County heads to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Patch live blogs everything related to the polls and results. Join our discussion on our Cover it Live feed by tweeting #PatchElections at the following Patch accounts: Happy Voting!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Where to vote, what are the issues, and how to use Patch on Election Day.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you know Tuesday is the big Election Day. In addition to voting for the next President and other candidates, citizens in Maryland also have a variety of issues to vote for or against, ranging from new congressional districts to same-sex marriage. Here's some basic information all voters should know before heading to the polls on Tuesday. Where Do I Vote? Showing up at the correct polling place is key. To learn exactly where you should go, visit the Maryland Board of Election's "Polling Place Lookup." Here, you just need to type in your registered address and it'll show you where to go. If you have a voter's registration card, you can also use the precinct number on your card…
Maryland voters can start casting their ballots for Barack Obama, Mitt Romney or other candidates at 7 a.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Polls will open on Election Day at 7 a.m., according to the Maryland Board of Elections, and close at 8 p.m. Maryland voters will have more than 12 hours to cast their ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Find your polling place here. Learn about the issues in Maryland and Prince George's County with the help of our election guide.
A look at the people and questions on the ballot this election year in Prince George's County.
With Election Day drawing near, Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you’ll need when you head to the polls on Nov. 6. The presidential race headlines this year’s election, but Maryland voters also face the most significant lineup of ballot questions in memory: Same-sex marriage, congressional redistricting, in-state tuition for undocumented students and an expansion of the state’s gambling industry. Here's our guide on the candidates and issues we'll be covering. Bookmark this page for updates. President Barack Obama: Maryland is a reliably Democratic state for presidential candidates. Obama held a fundraiser in Owings Mills on June 12 as well as campaigned in Baltimore with Gov. Martin O'Malley. He visited Towson University …
One Patch reader is concerned with how early voting affects PG schools.
A Patch reader and Prince George's County Schools teacher wrote Patch to let us know how she felt about Maryland State Senator James C. Rosapepe's pledge to open more early voting sites next year. The letter is addressed to Rosapepe. Dear Senator Rosapepe, I read with great dismay about your intent to offer MORE early voting next year. I am very curious to know if you are aware of the disastrous effects of early voting on the faculty, students and parents of Paint Branch Elementary School, which shares a parking lot with Paint Branch Community Center. If you aren't, please keep reading! On Thursday, the delivery truck that brings milk to the cafeteria could not complete the delivery because he couldn't get into the parking lot. My sons …
The politics of religion in Maryland.
Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS - Religious beliefs have played a major role in the debates in Maryland over same-sex marriage, the Dream Act and gaming expansion. Capital News Service surveyed religious organizations, congregations, individual members and religious leaders and asked for their thoughts on Questions 4, 6 and 7. This graphic is not meant to represent entire faiths, only to sample how some people within different faiths report they feel. With reporting by Dana Amihere of Capital News Service.