Thursday, November 8, 2012
Supervisor of Elections spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says it's not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races.
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections' canvassing board is spending Wednesday morning processing about 9,000 mail ballots. Spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says the mail ballots were dropped off at polling locations all over the county Tuesday. Voters had until 7 p.m. to drop off the ballots. Whitlock says it is not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races like the Palm Harbor Fire Commission Seat 3, in which challenger Debbie Buschman beat incumbent Bob Shatanoff by 247 votes. "We'll just have to wait and see. It will be several hours," Whitlock told Patch on Tuesday morning. Whitlock says the election supervisor's office will update its website with updated vote totals after all of the mail ballots have been processed. …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Everything you want to know on election day in St. Petersburg, all in one spot.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Election Day has come and gone. In order to make sense of it all, we created this article where you will find all the info you need about this year's election in St. Petersburg. Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, too. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.
Election results and local coverage of the state and national races on Election Day 2012.
In order to make life easier for you, we created this article where you will find all the info you need to know about how Florida voted in the Presidential election as well as races for the U.S. Senate and House and Florida Senate and House. Results are changing as precincts report. They are not final.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
For the second straight presidential election, Barack Obama has carried Pinellas County.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama has carried Pinellas County for the second election in a row. The results are in, and Pinellas County has named its choice for the White House. Obama has taken the county with 52 percent of the vote, according to results on the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website. A total of 230,990 ballots were cast in Obama’s favor in Pinellas County. Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 206,685 ballots cast in his favor, which works out to 46 percent. A total of 444,001 votes were cast in the presidential race in Pinellas, according to the Pinellas Supervisor of Election's unofficial results. In 2008, Pinellas also went to Obama, who won 53 percent of the vote compared to Republican challenger …
Gualtieri, appointed interim sheriff in 2011, easily beat Democratic challenger Scott Swope in Tuesday's election.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri easily defeated challenger Scott Swope on Tuesday. With 299 of 299 Precincts Reporting, Gualtieiri won 59.24 percent to 40.45 percent. "It’s a great night and a culmination of 18 months of a lot of hard work by a lot of people." Gualtieri told a cheering crowd of more than 500 at the Hilton Carillon on Tuesday night. Gualtieri was appointed interim sheriff by Gov. Rick Scott in November 2011, after Jim Coats retired from the job. He beat former Pinellas Sheriff Everitt Rice in a contentious Republican Primary Election in August. Gualtieri singled out the heated primary race as tough, along with the last two months of campaigning against Swope. He said the "significant" margin of victory means the …
Democratic challenger Scott Swope called Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and left a message telling him to "do good for these next four years."
Democratic challenger for Pinellas County Sheriff Scott Swope thanked volunteers, supporters and friends at the VFW in Dunedin shortly after conceding to incumbent Bob Gualtieri in Tuesday's election. Swope called Gualtieri and left a message telling him to "do good for these next four years." Swope made the call after 85 percent of the vote was in favor of the incumbent. This is "the end of a 14-month journey that has been very, very strenuous, time consuming and expensive," he said. Swope received more than 205,000 votes but trailed Gualtieri by more than 20,000 votes with nearly all precincts reporting. Swope called the campaign a "David vs Goliath" battle from the beginning and is proud of the votes he earned. "I am rejuvenated in my …
Voting lines in St. Petersburg began to thin out as the 7 p.m. deadline to vote neared.
With less an hour until the polls close, most polling places are showing small or no lines in St. Petersburg. There were virtually no wait times at the Coliseum, the Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center and the Westminster Presbyterian Church around 5 p.m. That wasn't the case at Sunken Garden, which had about a 30-minute wait around 5:30 p.m. Gene Webb, who blogs on Patch, said he did an afternoon tour of polling places and saw much of the same: A tour of St. Pete Polling places between 2:30 and 4:00 revealed short or no lines at all Polling places except 1. The Polling location at Sunken Gardens had a long line extending all the way back to Carrabas. Poll workers all provided the following information: • There were long lines waiting …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Vice President was at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium talking to a crowd of nearly 1,400.
Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd in Sarasota that President Obama is all about character, unlike his opponents who are trying to win their campaign with lies and fear tactics. Saying he brought out the "good Biden" today, he focussed on specificss about the middle class, women and jobs in America. He reminded the crowd that the economy is coming back and that companies are adding jobs.
Gov. Mitt Romney expounded on his 5-point plan during a speech in Tampa Wednesday. Notables in the crowd included former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco, a Democrat.
Gov. Mitt Romney Romney took the stage to a roar of applause just before 11 a.m. Wednesday in front of a crowd of thousands who waited in a chilly airplane hangar for the presidential candidate’s arrival in Tampa. Wearing a black-and-white striped tie and his sleeves rolled up, Romney looked more informal than in previous appearances. “My view is straight forward, I believe this is the time for America to take a different course,” Romney told the crowd. “With 23 million Americans struggling to find a good job, this is something that requires a different path than we've been on. “I will bring real change,” Romney said. “Real reform." Wednesday’s Tampa stop is among a trifecta of Florida visits for the presidential candidate who will be …
Vice President Joe Biden stumps in Sarasota to address the president's jobs and economic plan.
Vice President Joe Biden greeted a crowd of nearly 1,400 packed into Sarasota's Municipal Auditorium Wednesday morning outlining a message about jobs and the economy. But before he got started he put in a plug for Sen. Bill Nelson and for Keith Fitzgerald, who is running against incumbent Vern Buchanan for a seat in Congress. He also talked about the hurricanes and how all of the states and officials are working together to overcome the devestation from the hurricane. "We're all better off when we're working together," he said. "After this election, I hope we'll do what we always did" Work Together." This is Biden's first trip to Sarasota, since he visited Booker High School in 2008. Biden made a surprise stop to the Obama-Biden campaign …