Monday, May 13, 2013
This interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
A slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – turned out to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Land O' Lakes Patch readers say the method for selecting the president should be changed to reflect the popular vote. A state-by-state effort is in the works to do just that.
This year's election may be over, but there is a movement under way that would change the way the U.S. president is chosen in the future. And that change is something some Land O' Lakes residents might be pleased with. "I think the Electoral College is obsolete and should be abolished," Patch reader keynote commented on a recent story about the system for electing U.S. presidents. "With all the amendments and winner-takes-all state laws, it's no longer performing the function the Founding Fathers intended. It was supposed to help give small states a voice, but it obviously no longer does that," Patch reader Ann wrote. An effort to change the system has been in the works since 2006,when a bipartisan coalition of former congressmen launched …
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call.
Even though Florida's 29 electoral votes won't make a difference in the outcome of the Presidential election, Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call. President Barack Obama held a razor-thin thin edge over Gov. Mitt Romney, even as 200,000 votes were left to be counted in Florida. Obama won enough battleground states to win re-election even if he doesn't win Florida. All precincts have reported results, but provisional and absentee ballots still needed to be counted. That includes 9,000 ballots that were still being counted Wednesday in Pinellas County. It isn't yet clear when a winner in Florida's Presidential race may be declared. Obama held a 0.58% lead on Wednesday afternoon. If the margin falls below 0.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We asked our Facebook fans how they felt about the president's re-election. Here's what they had to say.
President Barack Obama will get another four years, but not by Pasco's doing. Former Gov. Mitt Romney won the county with 52.5 percent of the vote. A total of 110,563 ballots were cast in Romney’s favor in Pasco. Obama came in second with 96,360 ballots cast in his favor, which works out to 45.81 percent, according to the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office. The county has traditionally voted Republican in presidential races, including wins for GOP candidates in 2008 and 2004. When asked how they felt about the win, Land O' Lakes readers had this to say on our Facebook page: Not good at all, things will only get worse! —Joy Coykendall Scared.—Shannon Young Can't wait until he proves us wrong! He believes in working together and as …
He showed up at the sheriff's victory party after meeting his supporters at the polls earlier today.
Jason Smith spent all day Tuesday campaigning for Kim Bogart for Pasco County Sheriff. Tuesday night, Smith showed up at Sheriff Chris Nocco's victory party after leaving Bogart's event, waving his "white Nocco shirt of surrender." Smith was surrounded by Nocco supporters at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Complex Tuesday afternoon, exchanging playful jabs. Over time, the competition became friends. "It's kind of a cool thing," Smith said.
The sheriff, appointed to the position about a year and a half ago, won Tuesday's election by a landslide.
The voters of Pasco County have spoken. And Sheriff Chris Nocco says their voices have been heard. “People like that we’re tough on crime,” Nocco told the large crowd gathered at the Verizon building in New Port Richey Tuesday night. The evening started as a night of support, but quickly turned to a victory party as results came in shortly after early results started coming in, showing the sheriff with a hefty lead over challenger Kim Bogart. “It all starts with God,” Nocco said, thanking his supporters, volunteers, deputies, family, and especially his wife, Bridgette. Sen. Mike Fasano told the many volunteers who campaigned for Nocco that they could take the day off tomorrow. And the newly elected sheriff had a special message for a group…
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