Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports. Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post. The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part: "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..." The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Here are a few of the sights and sounds from precincts around Acworth.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County.
Cobb County Republican Sheriff Neil Warren was winning another term late Tuesday night, seemingly beating Democrat Gregory Gilstrap. Warren led by almost 60 percent with partial precincts reporting. That's the same percentage that Warren beat Gilstrap in 2008. The sheriff’s race was one of only a few contested races in Cobb County. Many elections were decided in the primary. Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation. He was first elected as the county’s 42nd sheriff in November 2004. Warren oversees a department where duties include courthouse security, county jail operations and executing criminal warrants. In 2011, Warren said deputies served more than 24,000 criminal warrants, …
In today's elections, residents will have two choices—incumbent Alison Bartlett and Brad Wheeler—for the newly defined Post 7.
There was the vote against the balanced calendar for Cobb schools, then the push to postpone the Harrison High ninth grade center. The two legislative moves by first-term school board member Alison Bartlett have been met with vocal opposition, whether it be from a majority or minority. But the Democrat, who represents Post 7, has always held firm to her decisions, once telling Patch, “I’ve always done what I think is right, (even if it’s) not popular.” Those who disapprove will have the chance to take revenge today as they head to the polls. Meanwhile, supporters will attempt to send her into a second four years. On the ballot for the Post 7 options, they'll see Bartlett and Brad Wheeler, a Republican and retired teacher and coach. “Our …
Don't forget to vote. Find your poll location and ballot summary in Acworth
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. While this is a handy tool, we recommend that you double-check the information against the Georgia Secretary of State's website. If you are unsure of your precinct, check your voter registration card or go to https://mvp.sos.state.ga.us/Login.aspx. The locations and addresses for each precinct are listed online also. For details and articles about every candidate in Acworth, check out Patch's Election Guide here: Acworth General Election Guide.
Both major political parties will have public events tonight.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Cobb voters who want to watch tonight's election returns with those of similar partisan tastes will have their own dedicated places to do so. Both major parties will have official watch parties, and the public is invited. The Cobb Republican Party has scheduled a "Victory Party" from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Suites Northwest Atlanta, 2999 Windy Hill Road, located at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road. Admission to the event is free, and so are hors d'oeuvres. There will be a cash bar and large-screen televisions to watch returns. The Cobb Democratic Party also is holding an "Election Night Celebration," also starting at 8 p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel, 2055 South Park Place, located off Windy Hill Road just west of the …
The debate on which presidential candidate to vote for has been decisive, so what is going to happen Nov. 6 or 7 when some people learn their candidate didn't win?
Come Tuesday at 7 p.m. it is all over bar the shouting. But just how loud is the shouting going to be? The 2012 election season has been one of the most devisive on record according to most accounts. Even the discussion here on Patch has gotten heated on many occasions. Those who support President Barack Obama are solid in their support of him. The same goes for those who support the challenger, Mitt Romney. But at least one set of supporters is going to come away disappointed. The big question is, how is the country going to handle it? Usually there are threats by some that they will leave the country if their guy doesn't win. This year, however, there have even been threats of riots. Will you accept the will of the people, settle down …
Everything you need to know to prepare to vote on Tuesday.
The early voting is over, absentee ballots should be turned in and the final polls have been taken. All that's left to determine the next president of the United States and a handful of state and local offices is Tuesday's general election. In Cobb, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all precincts. In Georgia, it's also state law to provide photographic identity in order to vote. According to Cobb Elections, about 25 percent of the county's nearly 400,000 registered voters have already cast ballots. In addition to the presidential race involving Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Kennesaw voters also will be voting in the 11th District Congressional race…
One contested race is for sheriff, but most predictors don’t expect much of a contest.
Few of Cobb County’s elected officials up for election this year have challengers in today’s election. Some had to only win the primary in July. In other cases, there never was an opponent. One contested race is for sheriff, but most predictors don’t expect much of a contest. Cobb County’s Sheriff Neil Warren is facing off today against Democratic challenger Gregory Gilstrap, whom he soundly defeated in 2008. Warren was sworn-in as interim sheriff in December 2003, following the previous sheriff’s resignation. He was first elected as the county’s 42nd sheriff in November 2004. Unchallenged in the recent Republican primary, Warren oversees a department where duties include courthouse security, county jail operations and executing criminal …
Charter school amendment appears headed for win.
UPATE 5:50 pm If you are in line to vote at 7 pm, you will get to vote even though the polls close then. Tens of thousands of Fulton County voters have already cast ballots today. Turnout is especially high for today’s General Election, as it is in most Presidential election years. It's too early to know how this year compares to 2008. In the evening after traditional work hours, peak turnout is anticipated, and tens of thousands of additional voters could exercise their right to vote. Fulton County elections officials released a statement advising that voters who are in line at 7 pm will be allowed to vote under Georgia law. As provided by Georgia law, voters who are over age 75 or who have a disability are eligible to ask to move ahead …