Sunday, November 11, 2012
Kathleen Kane has vowed to determine if politics played a role in the development of the case against Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials.
Many political observers suggest that Kathleen Kane's election as Pennsylvania's first female Attorney General was due in no small part to her promise to investigate whether politics played a role in the evolution of the case against convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and other Penn State officials. “As soon as she began early in her campaign talking about the promise to investigate it objectively, it spread pretty quickly on a grass-roots level. There’s no doubt that she had a lot of Penn State support,” Maribeth Schmidt of the grass-roots alumni group Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship told the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Kane also dedicated an entire section of her campaign web site to the Sandusky case. Governor Tom Corbett, a…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How did your neighborhood vote in the race for president, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House?
Source: Butler County Bureau of Elections
After moving earlier this year from eastern Pennsylvania to Cranberry Township, Scott Schawalder said he received a new voter card but was not listed as a registered voter.
Although he possesses a valid voter registration card, Scott Schawalder said he was barred from voting and turned away from his Cranberry polling location Tuesday because his name did not show up as a registered voter. “My name was nowhere to be found,” he said. Along with his wife, Schawalder moved to Cranberry from the Philadelphia area early in 2012, he said. When they registered their new address to update their driver's licenses with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, Schawalder said he and his wife, Kathleen, also registered for new voter cards at their driver’s license center. That’s where the trouble began. Schawalder said he and his wife were given voter registration receipts, and they later received new voter ID cards in …
The analysts have had their say, now we want to know what you think?
So it's the day after the big election and judging from the comments posted on Patch, little has changed. Supporters of the President still support the President. His opponents are disappointed Governor Romney was not elected. We want to know, what did Obama do right and what did Romney do wrong and most importantly what's next? What can the President do to win over republicans? What should Republicans do in the wake of losing back to back presidential elections? Please share your comments in the box below, or why not try blogging? It's easy to do, just click here to get started and have your voice heard! Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden defeat challengers Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from the president attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the …
It appears Election Day is about more than who you vote for.
Patch editors all over the country are busy getting the hottest Election Day stories today, and as it turns out, those tales aren't all about the candidates. Check out these election stories that are going viral in our little corner of Patchland. • Collingswood Patch reports a man in Millerstown, PA, stepped up to his touchscreen voter booth ready to vote for Obama but found every time he pushed Obama's button, it registered his vote for Romney. Find out what the man did after several attempts here. • Oak Forest Patch, outside Chicago, reports a 21-year-old mother-to-be was not about to give up her first-time voting experience just because she was going into labor. Click here to read about her voting experience. • Sewickley Patch, Plum-…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Here's a simple, easy way to locate your polling place in the Cranberry area.
You've heard the speeches, watched the debates, and perhaps have been overwhelmed by the advertisements. Tomorrow, it's time to vote. But polling places sometimes change, or perhaps you are new to the neighborhood and are wondering, where do I vote? Here's an incredibly simple way to find out. Click on this link to take you to a Google elections tool, then type in your address to find out where to cast your ballot. If you click on the map on the left hand side of the screen, up pops a map with directions from your home to the polling place. On the right is your ballot with all of the names of all of the candidates in each and every race. Want to read more about the candidates before you head out? The Cranberry Patch 2012 election guide …
Adrian Shanker, president of Equality Pennsylvania, suggests races of significance to supporters of marriage equality and LGBT issues to watch in Tuesday's election.
Every election is important. Every time we vote, we are deciding who will represent us, and which values are important to us at the time. This election could mark a turning point for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. This election marks the first time a major-party nominee for president supports marriage equality. From the president on down, here are some races to watch for LGBT equality. The Presidential Race: For the first time in American history, a major-party nominee for president supports marriage equality. Also for the first time in history, a majority of Americans support marriage equality. And for the first time in numerous election cycles, marriage has not been a major wedge between the two nominees. Without a …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith is seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democratic incumbent Bob Casey Jr.
Incumbent Democrat Bob Casey Jr. of Scranton, Lackawanna County, faces a well-funded challenge from Republican Tom Smith of Shelocta, Armstrong County, in the race for one of Pennsylvania's two U.S. Senate seats. After a relatively slow start, the race has gained momentum in recent weeks, with Smith outspending Casey by 2 1/2 times to air frequent television commercials, according to the Allentown Morning Call. Casey, in turn, has hit back in messages criticizing his opponent's tax policies, saying they would benefit only the wealthy. Smith also made news in a recent appearance before the Pennsylvania Press Club with remarks about abortion in which he likened a pregnancy resulting from rape to that of a pregnancy in which a child is born …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Search our interactive campaign contribution database and see whose campaign your friends and neighborhood are supporting.