Monday, November 12, 2012
The Oakland County executive proved he's a stand-up guy during an Election Night appearance in Royal Oak.
As Democrats celebrated election victories Tuesday in Michigan and across the country, the mood at the Emagine Royal Oak theater complex, where more than 200 Oakland County Republicans gathered, was a mixed bag. That is, until L. Brooks Patterson, 73, changed the energy of room. “He gave some remarks and then he told us he had a surprise for us – and then he stood up on his own,” said former Royal Oak Mayor Dennis Cowan. “Everyone burst into applause.” Patterson, elected to his sixth term as Oakland County Executive on Nov. 6, was injured in a crash in August that left him hospitalized at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac for five weeks after suffering almost a dozen broken bones. He returned to work in October using a wheelchair and …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
David Curson beat out Kerry Bentivolio to serve the rest of Thaddeus McCotter's term.
Republican Kerry Bentivolio may have won the general election Tuesday to represent Michigan's 11th District in Congress, but he lost the special election to fill the remainder of Thaddeus McCotter's term. Democrat David Curson beat Bentivolio and will serve the rest of McCotter's term, which ends Dec. 31. Bentivolio will take over in January for a two-year term. The vote to fill a partial term was added to the ballot when McCotter resigned from the position in July after it was discovered that his campaign failed to turn in the requisite number of signatures to run for re-election this past Tuesday. His seat has been vacant for the past four months. Curson received 159,267 votes, or 51 percent of the vote, and Bentivolio received 151,740 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Here's a look at how Novi residents voted in the statewide races and for president.
Unofficial results from the Novi City Clerk's office show that Novi residents came out in big numbers on Tuesday with 75 percent of voters casting a ballot. But how did they vote? Here's a look at Novi's unofficial results for state and federal races. >> For more election coverage, including results for the races, check our coverage of Novi's elections, Michigan elections and Oakland County elections. Straight Party President U.S. Senator Representative in Congress, 11th District Representative in Congress, 11th District Partial Term Proposal 1 Proposal 2 Proposal 3 Proposal 4 Proposal 5 Proposal 6 Connect with Novi Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the Novi Patch newsletter.
Oakland County voters elected an executive, clerk, sheriff and treasurer at the polls Tuesday.
5:30 AM: All precincts have been counted. Check the table above for final unofficial vote tallies. 1:20 AM L. Brooks Patterson kept his lead, with 499 of 522 precincts reporting. Also, Andy Meisner, Michael Bouchard and Jessica Cooper are continued to lead their opponents. Challenger Lisa Brown was stil leading incumbent County Clerk Bill Bullard. 11:52 PM With 75 percent of ballots counted, voter turnout looks to be about 65 percent in Oakland County. 10:40 PM: With more than half the precincts in Oakland County reporting, incumbents L. Brooks Patterson, Andy Meisner, Michael Bouchard and Jessica Cooper are continuing to lead their opponents. Challenger Lisa Brown is stil leading incumbent County Clerk Bill Bullard. 9:13 PM: Some …
Kathy Crawford re-elected Oakland County Commissioner.
The results are in. Novi voters have elected Tracey Cadwell and incumbent Dennis O'Connor to serve six-year terms on the Novi Board of Education. "I'm just honored to have that position and that title and to work with the community and the school system," Cadwell said. O'Connor said he was extremely humbled by his margin of victory and that the voters in the district support his work on the school board in the past. "Novi schools are ranked highly and they're on the right track, and that was really a powerful message that I had and a great record to run on when you're an incumbent, so I'm really honored that the voters in the Novi School District decided to re-elect me for another term on the board," he said. Voters also re-elected Kathy …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.
The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney. NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner. Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key …
Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier.
Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House. The earliest key state to watch is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern. Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too. Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Get a free donut at Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop all day Nov. 6.
After you fill in the tiny circles of freedom on the ballots today, stop by Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop for a free large circle of deliciousness. Tim Hortons is offering a coupon for a free donut, with the purchase of a beverage, all day Nov. 6 in honor of election day. Simply print the coupon available in the photo section of this article or go to the Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop website and present it at any Tim Hortons, including the Novi location just off of Beck Road near I-96. And on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, Tim Hortons is giving all active and inactive U.S. military veterans a free donut in an effort to thank them for their service and dedication to their country, according to a Tim Hortons release. No purchase is necessary. …
Here are five rules you need to know before voting on election day.
You will be asked for a photo I.D. when you enter the polls. If you do not have a photo I.D., you will be asked to sign an affidavit attesting to your identity, and then you can vote. Under Michigan election law, a ballot is rejected if deliberately exposed. A voter who deliberately exposes their ballot will not be allowed to vote in that election. This includes clothing and buttons as well as material such as pamphlets, fliers and stickers. You may not display such items in the polling place or within 100 feet of an entrance to a polling place. If a voter goes to the polls with a T-shirt or button bearing campaign-related images or slogans, he or she will be asked to cover or remove it. The use of video cameras, still cameras and other …
Monday, November 5, 2012
On Nov. 6, Michigan voters will face yes or no vote on six statewide proposals, ranging from a new bridge to Canada to the emergency manager law.
Michigan voters will have to make many decisions in the November election, including yes or no votes on six state proposals on issues that range from a new bridge to Canada to collective bargaining. Here are the six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan. Click on each one to read more about it: Want more election news this November? Click here to sign up for the Novi Patch newsletter!