Friday, November 9, 2012
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Look, I've been doing a lot of soul searching since the election, and I wanted to let our independent allies and voters know that it is never over. The numbers did appear grim, but majorities of American’s do want the same thing they've always wanted; and that is opportunity, liberty, and a brighter future for their children. We should take away from this a lesson about message, organization, education, and turnout. If we throw up our arms and chalk this up to a defeated we can never recover from then we've truly lost the American spirit and ambition which we are instinctively born with. Election results: 386,172 registered voters in Will County. 251,476 cast ballots, which is a 65.12% turnout. What this means is with Obama at the top of …
Local residents voted Tuesday for president, Senate and House candidates.
Winning 23 out of 36 Will County voting precincts in the village, President Barack Obama was the choice of the majority of Plainfield-area voters in Tuesday's election, according to data released Wednesday from the county clerk's office. READ: The Race for President—How Illinois Voted The re-elected president had 14,713 votes compared to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's 12,489, according to the numbers reported by the Will County Clerk's Office. Countywide, Obama garnered more than 9,000 votes more than Romney. READ: Election 2012 Results for Local and State Races The following is a break down of voting by precincts for all the candidates on the 2012 presidential ballot. The 23 precincts that Obama won are bolded in the charts. SOURCE…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How Will County voted for county board seats, county positions and state and national races.
Circuit Clerk: Incumbent and Democrat Pam McGuire was re-elected, taking in 139,036 votes. Her opponent, Republican Marlene Carlson received 101,947 votes. Recorder of Deeds: It was a close race all night for this county position. Republican challenger Laurie McPhillips held the position before current Recorder Karen A. Stukel. Stukel, a Democrat, was re-elected with 125,140 votes. McPhillips earned 114,912 votes. Auditor: This one was also close. Incumbent and Democrat Duffy Blackburn was narrowly re-elected over Republican challenger Mark Batinick. Blackburn had 120,684 votes; Batinick received 113,414 votes. Coroner: In one of the most commanding leads of a county seat, incumbent and Democrat Patrick K. O'Neil led Republican …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, a Democrat, is projected winner over Garrett Peck.
Republican Garrett Peck lost to Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Tuesday night, winning a projected total of 37,439 votes to her 41,766 votes in Will and Kendall counties. Bertino-Tarrant won with 53 percent of the vote. The race to represent the new 49th State Senate District saw veteran educator Bertino-Tarrant, a Democrat and the current Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, take on Republican Peck, a Village of Plainfield trustee and small business owner. It was a big night for local Democrats. Read — Election Results Are In: Democrats Hold on to Top Will County Posts Bertino-Tarrant, of Shorewood, touted herself as a fourth-generation Will County resident and 18-year educator, adding that she swept floors and pumped gas at …
Naperville scientist Foster wins 11th District seat in bid to return to Congress.
Seven-term Congresswoman Judy Biggert was unseated by Democrat Bill Foster Tuesday night, with Foster snagging 58 percent of the vote with 92 precincts reporting. Around 10 p.m., Biggert conceded, saying she had called to congratulate her opponent. "It has been a long and hard-fought race, but tonight the voters have spoken," she said. "When the new congressional districts were drawn in Springfield to elect more Democrats, they thought I would shy away from a tough race in a district tailor-made for my opponent. ... We turned what was supposed to be a Democrat slam-dunk into one of the most competitive races in the country." READ MORE: Foster, meanwhile, rejoiced not only in his win, but in the re-election of President Barack Obama. "…
It's against the law for election judges to be asked for identification before someone's allowed to vote. To register a complaint, call 815-727-8872.
Last updated: 3:50 p.m. Nov. 6. At least two Will County voters say they were asked to present an ID before being allowed to vote today, even though Illinois law prohibits election judges from requesting identification. Debbie, who asked that her last name not be used, said she observed numerous voters being asked to show ID at her polling place, Plainfield Fire Station #3, 25001 W. 119th St. "Everyone had to show ID," she said, noting it was her first time voting in Illinois. "I did not witness someone NOT showing ID ... There were at least 20-25 people up there when I just went, and every person was showing ID, every single one. I watched diligently." Joliet resident Caroline Hoag said every voter she observed at her Wedgewood Golf …
Monday, November 5, 2012
All you need to know about the Nov. 6 election in Will County.
Updated 8 a.m. Nov. 7: Who won? Get a roundup of local election results here. Election 2012: Incumbents Hold on to Will County Seats VIDEO: Obama Supporters Celebrate Win The Race for President: How Illinois Voted ---------------------- Original story: Election Day. It's finally here. After months of hard campaigning across the county, voters are ready to cast ballots that could change the face of county government. Still not sure where to vote or what's on the ballot? Just enter your address and we'll tell you all you need to know. One of Will County's most contentious races has been that of the battle between Plainfield Republican Dave Carlson and his former boss, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Carlson has gone on the …
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Plainfield, Illinois.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. Be in the know before you vote: Check out Plainfield Patch’s Election Central page for information on local candidates and races. Looking for more local election news?
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Monday, November 5, 2012
At first, my Republican opposition tried the innovative tactic of candidate suppression directed at me. When the attempt to keep me off the ballot failed, they resorted to the hackneyed tactics of suppression of my freedom of speech! This took the form of an intimidating telephone call from John Argoudelis to one of my supporters to remove my campaign sign from the latter’s property, followed by wholesale theft of my signs. Now, just a few days before the election, my opposition has sent out a direct mailing that employs a tactic that has come to typify the Republican Party: distortion of the opponent’s position. Of course, this is done with a combination of omissions and taking parts of sentences out of context. The mail piece in question…