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November 7th, 2012

INCUMBENTS SWEEP COUNCIL

November 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Three Whitley County Council incumbent Republicans, Paula Reimers, William (Bill) Overdeer and Thomas Western swept the election Tuesday for seats on the county council.
The incumbents were running against Democrats Greg Racioppi, Wes Pease and Steven Heaston.
William (Bill) Overdeer
Goals: “I’m looking forward to remaining on the council. I’ve enjoyed the challenges that come with the job. I’ve been very active with the Redevelopment Commission. What they do is try to attract industries that bring jobs, and I’d like to continue to do that.”

MIXED BAG: Hoosiers elect Dems, Republicans for top state offices

November 7, 2012


Indiana voters’ independent streak was on display Tuesday, as the mostly conservative state chose Republicans Mitt Romney for president and Mike Pence as Governor, but rejected a conservative Senate candidate and education official.
Though Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock upset longtime Senator Richard Lugar in the primary, a series of missteps led to a Democratic choice in Joe Donnelly, who won by a four-percent margin.

RESIDENTS WEIGH IN

November 7, 2012


COLUMBIA CITY — Some are disappointed. Some are excited. Some are indifferent.
Regardless if a person is Republican, Democrat or Independent, Tuesday’s election will affect the lives of citizens across the U.S.
Though President Barack Obama won by nearly 100 electoral votes, Whitley County’s turnout didn’t match up with the rest of the country.
58.24 percent of Whitley County voted for Governor Mitt Romney, while 29.41 percent chose Obama.
Whitley County residents weighed in on The Post & Mail’s Facebook page after the election:

November 6th

OBAMA AGAIN

November 7, 2012

The election has been called in favor of President Obama for a second term.
Complete election coverage will appear in Wednesday Post & Mail.

ALL COUNTY PRECINCTS REPORTED

November 6, 2012

With 100% of county precincts in, Whitley County election results are in:
Presidential
68.24% 10,257 Mitt Romney (R)
29.41% 4,420 Barack Obama (D)

U.S. State Senate
58.40% 8,583 Richard Mourdock (R)
35.09% 5,517 Joe Donnelly (D)

Governor
61.43% 9,084 Mike Pence (R)
35.22% 5,209 John Gregg (D)

Attorney General
71.58% 10,357 Greg Zoeller (R)
28.42% 4,113 Kay Fleming (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction
56.74% 8,224 Tony Bennett (R)
43.26% 6,270 Glenda Ritz (D)

U.S. Representatives District 3
72.13% 10,608 Marlin Stutzman (R)

STATE ELECTION RESULTS

November 6, 2012

Presidential 90% reporting (Indiana precincts)
54% 1,349,312 Mitt Romney (R)
44% 1,082,888 Barack Obama (D)
(National results: 203 Romney 275 Obama)
Obama declared winner for presidential race
The following races report 53% of precincts reporting
U.S. Senator
46% 660,013 Richard Mourdock (R)
48% 855,840 Joe Donnelly (D)

Governor
51% 1,106,884 Mike Pence (R)
45% 988,770 John Gregg (D)

Attorney General
58% 1,373,225 Greg Zoeller (R)
42% 975,587 Kay Fleming (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction

1% VOTES REPORT

November 6, 2012

With 1% of the votes reporting, Romney is shows a lead with 66%, Obama with 33%.

EARLY VOTES IN

November 6, 2012

Whitley County Clerks Office released early voting results at 6 p.m.
Presidential
66.22% - Mitt Romney
32.29% - Barack Obama

U.S. Senate
59.03% Richard Mourdock
36.61% Joe Donnelly

Governor
61.58% Mike Pence
35.53% John R. Gregg

Attorney General
69.15% Greg Zoeller
30.85% Kay Fleming

Superintendent of Public Instruction
59.32% Tony Bennett
40.68% Glenda Ritz

US. Representatives District 3
68.89% Marlin Stutzman
31.11% Kevin Boyd

State Senator District 16
69.84% David Long
30.16% Charles Keen

State Representative District 82
70.51% David L. Ober

ELECTION DAY VOTING: Citizens wait to cast votes as opposed to voting earlier

November 6, 2012


While absentee voting ended Monday, with a large increase in numbers compared to the 2008 general election, the polls continued to remain busy this afternoon as voters exercised their right to vote.

Several voters at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 506 N. Main Street in Columbia City, said they came out and voted today as opposed to voting early mainly because they are used to waiting for Election Day.
Some voters shared their responses:

“I wanted to listen more before I voted because I wanted to make a final decision,” said Ruby Perez.

DEMS WON'T MEET: Whitley Co. Democrats choose to not meet locally

November 6, 2012

According to the Whitley County Democrats Facebook page, the political party will not convene in Columbia City, but rather in Fort Wayne.
To join the Democratic party, supporters should visit the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Hall at 2930 Ludwig, Fort Wayne.

 

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