Friday, March 9, 2012
Find out how Beachwood's voter turnout and results compared to the rest of Cuyahoga County
Voter turnout in Beachwood was slightly higher than the total in Cuyahoga County on Super Tuesday, according to numbers released by the Board of Elections. Of the 890,000 registered voters in the county, about 27 percent cast ballots Tuesday. Beachwood’s voter turnout was around 32.5 percent. Only 28 percent of Beachwood voters cast Republican ballots, but they supported Mitt Romney for the presidential nomination by a large margin – 81 percent of Republican voters. The next most popular Republican presidential candidate was Newt Gingrich with 13 percent of votes in Beachwood. The county placed Rick Santorum second, with nearly 30 percent of the Republican vote, while Beachwood's contingency granted him less than 2 percent of their support…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mitt Romney won in the cities and suburbs, perhaps just enough to hold off Rick Santorum voters in the state's rural areas.
Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum Tuesday in the Ohio Republican primary to claim most of the delegates and the giant symbolic prize that is the Buckeye State. While some votes remain outstanding, the Associated Press, CNN and other media organizations have called the race for Romney. Romney performed well in the state's population centers, including Northeast Ohio, but could not defeat Santorum in the state's rural areas, according to results with 96 percent of the precincts reporting. Romney claimed the counties that included Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other big cities. Newt Gingrich played the spoiler role, collecting about 15 percent of the vote. Here are the unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State: …
And the health and human services renewal levy passed by a wide margin.
The unofficial results are all in now from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. The polls officially closed at 7:30 p.m. March 6. Results for the absentee ballots and the 1,082 precincts have been posted and can be found below. Five Democrats were vying for their party’s nomination to run for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s seat in November. Timothy J. McGinty will be the Democrats' candidate in November. No Republicans are on the ballot. Edward S. Wade Jr. has filed as an Independent candidate. Patch covered a forum with all five candidates in February. All the candidates running for County Council will appear again in the general election in November. The number of precincts counted in each race is available below. Voters also voted …
Incumbent and Ohio Democratic House of Representatives Leader in the lead by wide margin with all precincts counted
Incumbent and Democratic Ohio House Leader Armond Budish will face Republican Tony Hocevar for the District 8 seat. Woodmere Councilman Singh challenged Budish for the District 8 Democratic nomination. Singh teaches public speaking at Lorain County Community College, owns a local newspaper, Made in USA, and is a laughter and relaxation therapist. Budish, 58, of Beachwood, is an attorney who was elected to the seat in 2006. See the table below for the votes counted so far.* Tony Hocevar ran unopposed for the Republican nomination. Singh said that he thinks he can better relate to the district's constituents than Budish, who he called a millionnaire who has been an absentee representative for six years. "He can't identify with someone …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
We're done for the night; thanks!
Take our poll and tell us who gets your presidential vote.
As you may have heard, it's Election Day, and you're going to be asked to vote for a presidential candidate. Now we won't ask you to leave your name, but we do want to know who you voted/will vote for. If you're feeling daring, tell us why you voted that way — you may persuade someone to change their vote! Take our poll below, and if you don't see your candidate, tell us who it is in the comments. Happy voting!
Do you know where you're voting, what you need to bring, or what's on the ballot? We've got your refresher course here.
Ohio's Primary election has finally arrived. Voters who declare a party at the polls will get to decide which candidates will represent their party in races in the fall general election. So get out and vote! Here are a few last-minute reminders: Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Cuyahoga County. Know your polling spot. The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has a list of polling locations by city, and you can double check where you vote here. Your polling location may have changed since November. Make sure you bring a valid photo identification card (e.g., driver's license or state ID), military identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or another document that shows your …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Listen to some of Rick Santorum's speech in Cuyahoga Falls Monday night.
Hear some of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's remarks from his rally at Falls River Square pavilion in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday.
The main themes of his speech were the economy and health care.
Rick Santorum stuck to familiar themes Monday night in Cuyahoga Falls, choosing to play up his Rust Belt roots on the eve of the Ohio primary. The GOP presidential hopeful picked this suburban northeast Ohio city for his last campaign stop before voting begins Tuesday morning. He’s been out-spent in the state, he told the group, but in the polls, he and opponent Mitt Romney are practically even. “It’s gut check time,” Santorum said. “Who wants it the most?” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is supporting Santorum, set the tone when introducing the former Pennsylvania senator, focusing on his steep climb up the polls. DeWine called Romney the “establishment candidate.” “But Rick Santorum is the people’s candidate,” DeWine said to …
Check Patch after the event for coverage.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will be making one last stop in Ohio before voters head to the polls on Tuesday. Santorum will be hosting a “Rally for Rick” Monday evening in Cuyahoga Falls. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. The rally will be held at the pavilion at Falls River Square, 2085 Front Street, and is free to the public. According to Santorum’s campaign website, the candidate is also hosting rallies in Westerville and Miamisburg on Monday. The candiate was in Lake County on Friday. Patch will be at the rally. You can check for updates on the site Monday evening.