Did the meet-up at the White House leave a bad taste in Mitt's mouth?
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
The president captured his home state in Tuesday's election, but how did he fare in the Will County precincts that cover the village?
Bolingbrook was a Barack Obama town on Tuesday. Of the village's 29 precincts, Obama/Biden won in 28. The single winner for Romney/Ryan was Precinct 3, where the Republicans garnered 56.7 percent of the vote. Only one precinct, Precinct 4, was closely contested, with Obama/Biden receiving 50.13 percent of the vote. In every other precinct, Obama/Biden won with at least 57 percent of the vote, and multiple precincts hit 75 percent for Obama. The full results are below. Obama/ Biden Votes Romney/ Ryan Votes
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
What will 2012 ballots in northern Illinois show about President Obama's support at home?
Updated at 3 a.m., Chicago time By Dennis Robaugh After NBC and CNN projected President Obama's re-election, the president sent a message shortly thereafter on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." Illinois, of course, was never in play. Our state's 20 electoral votes were stuck in the president's back pocket as far back as his inauguration in 2008. But in 2008's historic election, President Obama carried every collar county in northern Illinois. In 2012, the president narrowly lost out to Mitt Romney in Kane County, Kendall County and McHenry County, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Voter turnout again was very strong. Local polling places even reported lines at 6 a.m. with voters waiting to get…
About 15 minutes after the polls closed, news media sources put Illinois in the Obama column, giving the president 20 electoral votes.
President Barack Obama won Illinois’ 20 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. Illinois, of course, was never in play. The only visit the president made to his home state late in the campaign came Oct. 25, when he returned to the South Side to cast an early ballot at the Martin Luther King Community Center. Obama is the first president to ever vote early in a presidential election. The Wall St. Journal and the Associated Press called the state about 15 minutes after the polls closed. The president's handling of the economy is a major factor in many voters' decision this year. "This election bears serious significance for our future," said Sheila Brady of Orland Park, outside her Fernway Elementary School polling …
The debaters were selected from a pool of students. They then researched their candidate and debated before the school Thursday.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Valley View School District 365U. With their school’s mock presidential election just a day away, 10 Jonas Salk Elementary School 5th graders debated the merits of the candidacies of President Obama and Governor Romney in front of their fellow students Thursday afternoon. The debaters, who were selected from a pool of students after making qualifying speeches before debate moderator Jeff Ortmann, spent eight mornings before school researching their assigned candidates and developing public speaking skills. “They learned how to gather ideas and put them together in a way the audience can understand them,” said 5th grade teacher Christina Grigsby, who was the “coach” for the Obama debate …
The students overwhelmingly chose Barack Obama in a recent mock election over both Mitt Romney and Gary Johnson.
The results are in -- Bolingbrook High School has overwhelmingly picked Democrat Barack Obama for president. Thousands of Bolingbrook High School students voted last Tuesday in a mock presidential election. Students chose from three candidates: Libertarian Gary Johnson, Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama. But students only saw Candidates A-C on their ballots. "We wanted the students to get involved in politics," said Kristin Sarama, who teachers freshman history and heads up this year's mock election committee. "We wanted them to do the research based on beliefs, not whether or not they know the name." Before the mock election, Social Studies teachers reviewed the platforms of each candidate with their students. Six main …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The results of the school's mock presidential election will be announced this week.
Tibbott Elementary School students will anxiously watch the results of the Presidential election after casting their own ballots last week in the school library. In recent weeks, Tibbott students in grades 2-5 not only learning about presidential elections through a BrainPop video, but also registering to vote. Last week, they filed in their ballots while standing one-at-a-time in a mini voting both in the library, voting for either President Obama or Governor Romney. After they’ve marked their ballots, students place the ballots in a red, white and blue ballot box where they will remain until polls close. Every student who votes receives an “I voted” book mark. Editor's note: The following is a press release from Valley View School …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The veteran GOP strategist visits Chicago and touts Romney • Will Illinois Democrats make income tax hike permanent in lame-duck session? • Teachers Retirement System may "bleed out".
Republican political strategist Mary Matalin predicts a 1980 redux on Election Day, with Mitt Romney emerging victorious by 7 percentage points in the popular vote. Matalin, 59, spoke Thursday evening at St. Xavier University in the Mount Greenwood community of Chicago alongside Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who believes the race will be much, much closer. "Just 2 to 3 points, favoring the president," Brazile said. Matalin and Brazile — who are close friends — went back and forth in a discussion of presidential politics and campaign war stories in SXU's Shannon Center before a crowd of 1,000 people. Matalin, a Calumet City native who says she may never have left Chicago had the steel mills survived, allowed that she might be …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Thousands of students voted for Candidate A, B or C Tuesday in the school's mock presidential election.
Thousands of Bolingbrook High School students voted Tuesday in its mock presidential election Tuesday. Students voted with their Social Studies classes. Those not in a Social Studies class or who were unable to vote could submit absentee ballots or vote before or after school. Students stood in polling booths to complete their ballots. National Honor Society students hand-counted ballots. Some write-in votes included "Batman" or "Big Bird." But the ballot didn't have candidates' names on it, only Candidate A (i.e. Libertarian Gary Johnson), Candidate B (Barack Obama) and Candidate C (Mitt Romney). "We wanted the students to get involved in politics," said Kristin Sarama, who teachers freshman history and heads up this year's mock …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is set for 8 p.m CST on Monday, Oct. 22. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC-WLS, NBC-WMAQ, FOX-WFLD, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Tonight's debate is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): October 22, 2012 Presidential According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."