Friday, May 10, 2013
The interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
There was a slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – whho cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Get to know your newest Safety Harbor City Commissioner
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
This story about Mike Shaw drew a lot of attention on election day.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A collection of interesting sights from around town on election day 2012.
There was a lot going on in Safety Harbor, and the rest of the country, on election day this year, and sometimes all you need is a photo to help tell the story of the day President Obama was reelected and Richard Blake became a City Commissioner. From campaign signs sprouting up seemingly from the ground to kids wearing 'I Voted' strickers to people dressed in patriotic gear, everywhere you turned there was a photo opp waiting to happen. That being said, here is a collection of various election day photos from all around Safety Harbor. If you have any pictures of your own you'd like to share, hit the "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top of the post so we can all see them!
The local realtor and expectant father was elected to the City Commission after a landslide victory Tuesday. Get to know more about the newest Safety Harbor official.
Despite running a thriving real estate consulting business and volunteering for a couple of local boards, Richard Blake was a relative unknown in the community prior to election night. But after winning the race for the open City Commission Seat #1, the 34-year-old Countryside High graduate instantly became a household name in town. So how much do you know about the winning candidate who admitted in a recent interview that he "had no political aspirations" before this race began? Let's take a closer look at city commissioner Richard 'Rick' Blake. Personal History Blake was born in Pinellas County and grew up in and around the Safety Harbor area. After attending Samford University in Alabama and working overseas for a few years, he returned…
Supervisor of Elections spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says it's not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races.
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections' canvassing board is spending Wednesday morning processing about 9,000 mail ballots. Spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says the mail ballots were dropped off at polling locations all over the county Tuesday. Voters had until 7 p.m. to drop off the ballots. Whitlock says it is not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races like the Palm Harbor Fire Commission Seat 3, in which challenger Debbie Buschman beat incumbent Bob Shatanoff by 247 votes. "We'll just have to wait and see. It will be several hours," Whitlock told Patch on Tuesday morning. Whitlock says the election supervisor's office will update its website with updated vote totals after all of the mail ballots have been processed. …
Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call.
Even though Florida's 29 electoral votes won't make a difference in the outcome of the Presidential election, Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call. President Barack Obama held a razor-thin thin edge over Gov. Mitt Romney, even as 200,000 votes were left to be counted in Florida. Obama won enough battleground states to win re-election even if he doesn't win Florida. All precincts have reported results, but provisional and absentee ballots still needed to be counted. That includes 9,000 ballots that were still being counted Wednesday in Pinellas County. It isn't yet clear when a winner in Florida's Presidential race may be declared. Obama held a 0.58% lead on Wednesday afternoon. If the margin falls below 0.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Everything you want to know about election day in Safety Harbor, all in one spot.
- On Patch.com
Wednesday, November 7, 2012