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, …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Eight judicial seats in the First District Court were up during the Nov. 6 general election.
Diane M. Hanson and Kathryn D. Messerich received overwhelming voter support during the 2012 general, winning the judicial seats in First District Court, according to unofficial results posted on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Hanson received 63.29 percent of the votes over Michael L. Larson who received 36.38 percent of the votes for Judge - First District Court 10. Messerich received 64.92 percent of the votes to win over Brian A. Gravely who received 34.77 percent of the votes for Judge - First District Court 20. Other judicial candidates on the ballot, which won unopposed for First District court, included Arlene M. Asencio Perkkio, David. L. Knutson, Michael J. Mayer Erica H. MacDonald, Michael R. Savre and Terry E. Conkel.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close two hours earlier.
Minnesota and Wisconsin voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key states ends as much as two hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Minnesota time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Despite support from the Minnesota GOP, Patch's panel thinks the amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman will fall short.
Twin Cities Republicans aren't confident the so-called Marriage Amendment will make its way into the constitution after Tuesday's general election. In a flash poll issued Friday to Patch's panel of Republican politicians and activists, the majority believed the amendment, which requires a "yes" vote to be added to the constitution by voters, would fall short. About 57 percent of the 33 survey responders said the amendment would fall short. Our Republican panel also felt Barack Obama, running to remain president, had conducted a better campaign in Minnesota, a state he's favored to win in Tuesday night's election. "It's going to be exceedingly close, on the Presidential race and on both amendment questions," one pundit said. The …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Looking energetic and sounding "presidential," Mitt Romney turned back President Barack Obama in the first of three debates between the two men vying for the top office in the country. Our panel of local politicos weighed in late last night.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney looked less like a "frontrunner" and more like a man on the attack Wednesday night, emerging as the winner of the first presidential debate, according to participants in the area's "Red Twin Cities" and "Blue Twin Cities" surveys, conducted by Patches around the Minneapolis and St. Paul suburbs and exurbs. The "flash" style polls were conducted just hours after the debate from Denver came to close. Obama "missed his opporunity," according to one Democractic member of our panels. Another called him "rusty" in his first debate since winning two of the three presidential debates back in 2008. Demcocrats were defensive of the president, not surprisingly. However, more than half of our pollsters said Mitt Romney won …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re giving you all the information you need on how and where to register to vote.
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections. Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline. The voter registration deadline for Minnesota is Oct. 16. Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections: You can also pick up voter registration applications from the Scott County libraries and city hall.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
With chants, masks and signs, protesters made their presence felt during the Republican frontrunner's visit to Minnesota.
As presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney prepared to descend on the Lake Minnetonka area Thursday evening, an estimated 50 to 75 protesters began to assemble at one of the prime spots for his visit, Lake Minnetonka's prestigious Lafayette Club. With Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan still a questionable arrival, demonstrators made sure his presence was known with cardboard masks. St. Louis Park resident Ilo Madden attended the protest rally because she's "worried about democracy." She said she's saved $300 so far under the new health care plan. "I love 'Obamacare.' I don't like Bush tax cuts," she said. Her personal slogan, she said, is "keep your 'mitts' off my healthcare." Most of the people in expensive vehicles driving by …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Anderson is the incumbent candidate for the Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court seat 1 in the 2012 election.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Name : Barry Anderson Also known as : Barry Age : 57 Place of residence : Apple Valley, MN Attended college : Yes College : Gustavus Adolphus College Degree : B.A. double major in History and Political Science Year of graduation : 1976 University : University of Minnesota Law School Area of research : Law Year of graduation : 1979 Job titles held : Partner Employers : Arnold, Anderson & Dove, PLLP Party affiliation : Other Party affiliation : Non-Partisan Running for a: State office Running for position: Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court Chamber/district: State wide Incumbent: Yes First elected: 07 November 2006 Previous elective offices : Minnesota Court of Appeals Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.…
DFLer Kathy Busch will face Republican Eric Pratt in the Nov. 6 election for the seat formerly held by Claire Robling.
Follow Shakopee Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The Primary Election in Minnesota is over and the results for Shakopee races are in: In State Senator District 55, Democrat Kathy Busch beat fellow Democrat Josh Ondich, 1,059 to 151 votes. Busch will face Republican Eric Pratt in the Nov. 6 general election for the seat formerly held by Claire Robling. Pratt had no primary challenger. Ondich conceded the race late Tuesday in a statement. In the primary race for the Scott County Commission District 1 seat, Shakopee resident Jerry Kucera won against Luanne Lemke, 886 votes to 489. Kucera will face incumbent Joe Wagner in the Nov. 6 election. Wagner received 584 votes. In other races:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Rep. John Kline, R-Lakeville, sailed through the primary election Tuesday night to advance to the Nov. 6 election and a bid for his sixth term in office.
Rep. John Kline, R-Lakeville, sailed through the primary election Tuesday night to advance to the Nov. 6 election and a bid for his sixth term in office. With all 291 precincts reporting at 12:15 a.m., Kline handily beat Minneapolis engineer David Gerson 15,859 votes to 2,772, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Kline will next face former Democratic state Rep. Mike Obermueller for the Second Congressional District seat. In April, Kline was unanimously endorsed by delegates in the Second District Republican Convention in Shakopee. For years, Kline has been a safe bet during election season, churning out double-digit election wins every cycle. Kline has held the seat since 2002. But after this year's Congressional …