Tuesday, November 27, 2012
As predicted by poll workers, Burnsville's voter turnout bested 2008 by 3.5 points.
Burnsville polls did brisk business on Election Day 2012. Nov. 6 will be remembered as one of the city's busiest, with 6,734 election day registrations and 33,980 votes cast. The 2012 Election gave Burnsville a voter turnout rate of 79.5 percent. This election's electoral attendance bests even 2008, previously a high-water mark for Burnsville, when the 33,112 voters came out to the polls (76 percent turnout). With less than an hour left on the clock, election day activity was still brisk at Burnhaven Library, Burnsville City Hall and Eden Baptist Church. Officials there estimated that about 80 percent of the registered voters came out to the polls. "It's way up. When you look at that versus last time—which was about 71 percent— it's a …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The newly elected DFL rep was elected last week, beating out Republican opponent Roz Peterson.
Monday, November 12, 2012
To the Editor, I want to thank the voters of Burnsville and Lakeville for placing your trust in me to represent you in the Minnesota House of Representatives starting in January. I’m both humbled and honored to have the chance to serve this community once again. In the thousands of conversations I had at doors since last May I heard you and I will be your voice in our state legislature. I heard the voice of small business owners who want to eliminate wasteful spending and redundant regulations and cut through the red-tape so they can accelerate our economic recovery. I heard the voice of parents, grandparents and other concerned citizens who want to improve our schools, reduce class sizes and close the achievement gap. Most of all I heard …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out the campaign finance reports for local candidates.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Election season has come to a close. Want to see which of Burnsville's candidates won the fundraising race? Check out the most recent finance reports recorded by the state's Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Some candidates have raised tens of thousands of dollars during the election cycle. Here's a look at the pre-election totals through Oct. 22 for candidates for Senate District 51, House Districts 51A, Senate District 56, House District 56A and 56B. To view the full campaign finance reports, click on the candidate's name. Special notes: *—Denotes incumbent candidate $2,420
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.
Use this forum to discuss kid issues with other parents. This week, we tackle children and politics.
Election Day may be over, but that doesn't mean we will stop hearing about politics any time soon. This varies widely with age of course, but many kids want to know what is being talked about on TV, the radio and at family gatherings. So when political chatter arises, do you explain to your children what's being talked about or do you give a general answer? Do you feel like your kids should believe what you do or make up their own minds? "Of course, part of the cool thing about being a parent is creating 'mini-me's,' and in Washington that means creating a new generation of party members, regardless of what party you're affiliated with," wrote Tracy Grant in a Washington Post blog. And, what if your family is split on an issue/candidate …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.
As the final votes are cast, election judges in Burnsville say voters showed up in greater numbers than even the record-breaking election in 2008.
If the anecdotal evidence is to be believed, 2012 has even 2008 beat, in terms of voter turnout. With less than an hour left on the clock, activity was still brisk at Burnhaven Library, Burnsville City Hall and Eden Baptist Church. Officials there estimated that about 80 percent of the registered voters came out to the polls. "It's way up. When you look at that versus last time—which was about 71 percent— it's a huge difference," said Susan Bastian, one of two head judges at Burnhaven. "And that's not even counting new voters." In spite of the uptick in traffic, all went smoothly and according to plan, though there was a little confusion about the location of the polls. Bastian said there were a number of people who had to be redirected to…
Patch's one-stop-shop for Dakota County's election news and results, including legislative battles, county commissioner races, and judicial contests, as well as links to local and federal election coverage.
Welcome to Patch's Dakota County hub for all things Election 2012. This page will offer some historical perspective of recent voting in Dakota County, along with up-to-the-moment election results for races across the county. It will also have links to Patch's local (think city and school board) as well as state and federal (think senate and president) election coverage. While house and senate races are incredibly important and dramatic, there are a number of other races in the county, and state, which you will find results for by scrolling down, including: To find results for the Presidential election, senate race, congressional election and constitutional amendment questions, you can find all the up-to-the-minute results here on Patch …
A breakdown of races in and around Twin Cities Patch, from the Presidential and Congressional races to the proposed Marriage Amendment and Voter I.D. Also: Links to races in your county or community.
Welcome to Patch's Statewide Election Hub for Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities Area. We'll have a breakdown of each race that impacts residents statewide, as well as links to other Twin Cities Patch sites as they cover elections in communities around the metro area. √ = projected winner *All results are unofficial until canvased by the election board Percentage of precincts reporting: 2,057 of 4,102 (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 28.6 percent (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 281 of 291, about 97 percent Percentage of precincts reporting: 189 of 246 Percentage of precincts reporting: Percentage of precincts reporting: …