Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jeffrey Nash, Ian Leonard and Michelle Gentek easily defeat the Republicans running for freeholder.
The Democratic slate for Camden County freeholder easily defeated their Republican challengers Tuesday, keeping the county's governing body all Democratic. Incumbents Jeffrey Nash (116,969 votes) and Ian Leonard (110,586) joined newcomer and current Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek (113,045) in declaring victory. Republicans received roughly half of those votes in this blue-colored county. The vote totals are: Jim Pearce (58,697), Ian Gill (53,286) and Eugene Lawrence (52,211). All vote totals are unofficial until certified officials. Because of Hurricane Sandy's effects on the state, all mail-in ballots must be accepted until Friday at 8 p.m., although the wide margins of votes make it highly unlikely that the freeholder …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
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 …
Brush up on all of the info Haddonfield and Haddon Township voters need.
Poll are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Nov. 6. Here are the Haddonfield voting locations, based on district: Click on the PDFs, above, to view the sample ballots for Haddonfield and Haddon Township. WHAT IF I'M VOTING BY MAIL? The county clerk must receive mail-in ballots before polls close at 8 p.m. You can drop off your ballot to: The Hon. Joseph Ripa Courthouse, Rm 102 520 Market Street, P.O. Box 150 Camden, NJ 08101-0150 856-225-7219 WHAT IF I HAVE A PROBLEM VOTING? First, talk to a poll worker. If it’s not resolved or your problem is with the poll worker, call the Camden County Board of Elections at 856-401-8683. Do not leave a polling location before your issue is resolved. For more information, see the state’s voter …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The county decides to keep its election offices open every day through Election Day.
Camden County issued the following press release Friday evening: The Camden County Clerk’s Office, Board of Elections Office and Superintendent of Elections Office will be open Nov. 3, Nov 4. and Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. “Election officials have been working around the clock to ensure that Tuesday’s election runs smoothly in Camden County,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “We are in full compliance with guidelines sent down from Trenton and our employees are going above and beyond to ensure maximum participation in the general election.” In order to give Camden County voters easier access to vote during this atypical election circumstance, the commissioners of the Board of Elections have decided to place a …
The Camden County Superintendent's Office goes without power for days while preparing for high voter turnout next Tuesday.
The Camden County Superintendent of Elections office in Pennsauken lost electricity Tuesday morning as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The power still had not been restored as of Thursday evening, but that wasn’t preventing employees there from ensuring next Tuesday’s election takes place. “We can’t have an election without this office,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “They are hard at work, equipped with flashlights and a generator, to make sure that all residents get to exercise their right to vote next week.” Camden County Superintendent of Elections Phyllis Pearl is anticipating the largest voter turnout since the last presidential election, when Barack Obama defeated John McCain, in 2008. “In terms of voter participation, …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Many Republicans dismiss the large lead some polls say the president has going into the first debate.
Add polling data to the growing list of things Republicans and Democrats don’t see eye to eye on. With Barack Obama, by the reckoning of most polls, surging ahead of challenger Mitt Romney in recent weeks, many prominent Republicans have begun questioning the methodology, and the motives, of the pollsters. The skepticism has trickled down to the local level. At Romney’s Sept. 28 rally at Valley Forge Military Academy—a state where he faces, according to election forecaster Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com, an 8.6 point deficit and has just a three percent chance of winning—each of the attendees Patch spoke with expressed the view that recent polling data isn't an accurate reflection of the state of the race. Sharon Kanze is among the …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Party faithful say the governor hit all the right marks in his prime-time address to the nation.
In a speech that was both biographical and also touched upon Republicans' vision for the country, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday was in the limelight Tuesday as he delivered a nationally televised keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. And state delegates in the St. Pete Times Forum who listened to his speech said the governor struck just the right tone in making his case for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Search our interactive database to see how much your neighbors gave to Obama and Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across New Jersey, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.