Friday, May 10, 2013
The community had 80 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2012 election.
Shakopee had a high voter turnout in the 2012 election for a state that is itself already well above the national average. Minnesota fell to third in the country—behind only Mississippi and Wisconsin, according to data the U.S. Census Bureau made public Wednesday evening. Although it had the highest levels in the country of voter turnout in the 2008 election, the 73.2 percent of citizens who voted here in 2012 is still comfortably above the national average of 61.8. (The Census Bureau’s rates are different from those from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, which lists a 76.11 percent voter turnout rate. The Census Bureau’s rate for Minnesota is listed as having a margin of error of ± 2.1 percent.) The Census Bureau didn’t provide …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Apple Valley-Rosemount General Election Results 2012 In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents. Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship. How Did Apple Valley, Rosemount Vote on Voter ID, Marriage Amendments? Check out our …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
More than 100 volunteers assisted young voters at 19 polling locations.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Kids Voting program a success, thanks to many. Thank you to the Shakopee community for helping Kids Voting provide an authentic Election Day voting experience for more than 2400 area students. With your assistance, we continue to work to secure the future of democracy by preparing young people to be educated, engaged voters. On November 6, more than 100 volunteers assisted young voters at 19 polling locations. We salute the following area businesses and organizations for making this program possible by giving their time and/or financial support: Shakopee Rotary Club, Shakopee Lions Club, Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee, Canterbury Park, BMO Harris Bank, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, New Creation Church, Red Oak Elementary PTO, …
We're hearing reports of long-time friendships being cut off, especially on social media, during the bitterly contested campaign. Did it happen to you?
The arguing is over. Admittedly, arguing over politics never really ends in the United States; that's part of the price we pay for living in a constitutional republic, in which the big decisions are made by a majority of the citizens. But at least, with the question of "who's going to be president the next four years?" settled, the arguing can settle back down to the ordinary background noise of bickering, as opposed to the daily shoutfests in which so many seemed to be engaged during the campaign. Or can it? We're hearing lots of reports about long-time relationships being cut off in recent months, especially on social media, as people discover that, "Oh my God, you're a (fill in the blank)?" "You support THAT guy?" "Don't you care …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the ballot measure that would have added a definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman to the state Constitution. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to exceed the 50 percent level of support it needed in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election. It got 47.53 percent, according to unofficial results from all but two of Minnesota's 4,102 precincts' results. Taken together, people in cities served by Patch—mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs—rejected the marriage amendment in greater proportion (61.21 percent) than Minnesotans taken as a whole (52.47 percent). Support for the amendment in places covered by Patch ranged from 14.51 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 54.…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Incumbent Republican John Kline defeated Democrat Mike Obermueller by more than 8 points to keep his seat in congress.
Rep. John Kline (R-Lakeville) is going back to Washington, D.C. Kline defeated Democratic challenger Mike Obermueller by more than 8 points on Nov. 6. With each of the 291 precincts reporting, Kline received 193,587 votes, or 54.01 percent of the total votes cast. Obermueller received 164,335, or 45.85 percent. Patch will have more on this race in the coming days.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How did your city vote on the constitutional amendment to require photo ID to vote?
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the state Constitution, which would have required photo ID at polling places. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). But if citizens in 14 of these 36 Patch communities had their way, the state Constitution would have a new amendment. Support for the amendment in these cities covered by Patch ranged from 19.30 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 61.23 percent in St. Michael. (Lake Minnetonka Patch covers several cities, including Minnetrista, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, Mound, Shorewood, Orono, Spring Park, Deephaven, Long Lake and …
Children voting at Kids Voting Shakopee polls made their own selections for President and local races.
Adults weren't the only ones voting in Shakopee on Tuesday. Children in Shakopee and the surrounding area cast their ballots at Kids Voting Shakopee polls at locations throughout the Shakopee Public School District. The purpose of the Kids Voting organization is to prepare children to be future, informed voters. A total of 2,423 voters submitted their ballots to Kids Voting Shakopee polls. Here are the results of the student vote. President/Vice President: Mitt Romney received 51.2 percent of the vote and Barack Obama received 45.1 percent of the vote. U.S. Senate: Amy Klobuchar (DFL) won with 45.5 percent of the vote. U.S. Congressional District 2: John Kline (R) was the winner with 65.3 percent of the vote. Minnesota Senate District 55…
See the results of the State District 55 races broken down by precinct.
Wondering how your precinct voted in the Minnesota State House and Senate District 55 races? See below to see how candidates did in the Scott County precincts. Eric Pratt (R) was elected to represent State Senate District 55, Mike Beard to State House 55A, and Tony Albright to State House 55B. For more election results see: 18070 60 County: Precinct Mike Beard (R) Chuck Berg (DFL) County: Precinct Travis Burton (DFL) Write-in Candidate Totals: 13569 7808 28 Note: Results as reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Barry Anderson and David R. Stras retain Minnesota Associate Justice seats.
Incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea will retain her role as Minnesota Supreme Court Justice in her win over Dan Griffith in the Nov. 6 general election, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. In the statewide race, Skjerven Gilda received 59.99 percent of the votes and Dan Griffith received 39.62 percent of the vote. Skjerven Gildea was appointed Chief Justice January 2006 and her term was set to expire January 2013. Other statewide judicial winners included incumbent Barry Anderson for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 1 (Seat 1) over Dean Barkley. Anderson received 58.93 percent of the votes to Barkley’s 40.68 percent of the vote. Incumbent David R. Stras for Associate Justice - Supreme Court 4…