Friday, November 9, 2012
See how each of the 5 Greenbelt precincts voted for President, Senate and the 5th Congressional seat, and compare it with four years ago.
See Greenbelt election results precinct by precinct from 2012 and compare them with how Greenbelt voted in 2008, according to Prince George's County projections. For the Senate race the vote tally comes from 2006. Obama-Biden Ben Cardin Steny Hoyer Obama-Biden Ben Cardin Steny Hoyer Obama-Biden Ben Cardin Steny Hoyer Obama-Biden Ben Cardin Steny Hoyer Obama-Biden Ben Cardin Steny Hoyer Obama-Biden Ben Cardin Steny Hoyer
Thursday, November 8, 2012
How the acceptance of same-sex marriage in the state of Maryland changes our lives.
Blaring from the television set the election results are announced, my wife and I are curled up in our bed with iPhones and laptops frantically refreshing the four webpages that we are watching for results. The difference between us and almost every other household in America—we aren’t waiting to hear who is going to become the next president but to hear the outcome of Question 6. At some point I realize that I’ve been clenching my jaw for 15 minutes. Facebook and Twitter are on fire once President Obama is projected to win, we are still refreshing webpages. Waiting. Hearts racing. Trying to remain positive but as the numbers continue to fluctuate between 1 and 3 percent our spirits begin to deflate and worry begins to creep into the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Bob Auerbach may not have won a seat in the U.S. House but he got more than 4,600 votes.
Maryland's 92-year-old Green Party nominee for Congress, Bob Auerbach, has a penchant for optimism. He stood outside the Greenbelt Community Center polling station on Election Day passing out literature in temperatures barely above freezing. He admitted, "I'm not hot, that's true." But he turned even the chilly weather to a positive, adding later, "You were fortunate if you were in the sun, you got a little warmth." Auerbach said he has had 12 operations on his left knee, his right eye is 95 percent blind, he has hearing aids in both ears and a metal plate in his left hip. But he preferred to talk about what he could do. "I still walk around without any cane," he said—a point he proved Tuesday when he walked to the polling station, …
Bob Auerbach didn't expect to win Maryland's 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, but he went out to the Greenbelt Community Center polling station Tuesday with hope that his issues will one day win.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updates on Greenbelt votes in the 2012 federal and state elections and election day news will be posted here throughout the day.
The precinct numbers are in. Also get a detailed Greenbelt breakdown, precinct by precinct, and a comparison with the 2008 elections in Patch's post-election story. 2012 ELECTION RESULTS FOR GREENBELT'S 5 PRECINCTS Obama-Biden Ben Cardin Steny Hoyer LINES PERSIST INTO THE EVENING AND TALLIES It's a one to one and a half hour wait at the Greenbelt Elementary School polling station, and the line started increasing at around 5:30 p.m. Lines have continued to be long in Greenbelt throughout the day. Linda Osterfield was waiting in line at the elementary school starting a little before 5 p.m. She said she had never seen lines that long, and she's been voting at the polling station since 1993. John Osterfield was standing in line with her, …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The latest on candidates, ballot questions, and election news.
Little girl weeps because she's heard about the election too much, can anyone relate?
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Greenbelt resident and Green Party nominee Bob Auerbach said no to a military ribbon-cutting celebration Thursday, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Democrat and incumbent, went.
Ninety-two-year-old Greenbelt, MD, resident and Green Party nominee for Congress Bob Auerbach says he turned down an invitation to the Naval Surface Warfare Center's ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, calling "energetics" a euphemism for military weapons development. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the incumbent in Maryland's 5th District, attended the ceremony. The center is celebrating the opening of its new energetics systems and technology lab building. But Auerbach, a lifelong peace advocate, sees no cause for rejoicing. Energetics is not a term that he embraces. “The word ‘energetics’ is a euphemism for military weapons development,” said Auerbach. The warfare center's website provides its own description, stating, “'Energetic systems' …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Less than 20 voters were affected, according to the governor's office.
A small number of Prince George's and Montgomery County voters were sent absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election that are missing a second page, the governor's office announced Wednesday. The omitted section contains and state ballot questions 4 to 7, which address key issues such as the legalization of gay marriage, a proposed expansion of gambling in Maryland, and the Dream Act. Several county-level referenda were also left out. In a statement, Gov. Martin O'Malley said the number of affected voters was less than 20. "The Board of Elections is working to investigate what caused this issue," O'Malley added. Voters who requested absentee ballots are urged to check them and ensure that a second page is included. Residents with an …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The phrase that is being talked about after the final Presidential debate: horses and bayonets.
"We have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said President Barack Obama in response to Gov. Mitt Romney assertion that, “our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917.” That horses and bayonet comment hit Twitter and took off. It didn’t hit the top trending items for a little while, possibly because of different spellings of the word bayonet. So, where did that remark come from? If you check cavalrymenforromney.com, you will find a drawing of a tired looking cavalryman with a Romney campaign flag. The site links to an Obama campaign site. A check of the domain registry shows that the domain was created at 7:51 p.m. EST, which is before the debate started at 9 p.m.