Monday, November 5, 2012
A total of 161,095 people cast early votes for the 2012 election, compared to 173,064 in 2008. The reason: the early voting period was longer in 2008.
There was a big rush of early voting last Friday, but overall fewer DeKalb County voters cast early ballots in this presidential election compared to 2008. Here are the numbers from the DeKalb Office of Voters Registration and Elections website. Early votes include mail-in votes and ballots cast in person. Dunwoody ranked highest in incorporated areas in DeKalb that voted early. Patch asked DeKalb Elections Director Mary France Weeks why the numbers changed. This is her emailed response. Actually, the daily numbers were higher this year. In 2008, early voting lasted 45 days – in 2012 it was reduced to 21 days. In 2008, we only had one early voting site for the full 45 day period – our main office on Memorial Drive. In 2012, we had two…
Polling places may have changed since last election. We've got a link to let you know the most up to date information through the Secretary of State's website. No excuses.
Alright, it's almost election day, excitement is in the air, and people are planning their schedules on how to vote. Some will do it before work. Some did it weeks ago through early voting. Many of us will wait until the afternoon, like me. But heads up, some polling places have changed. Those long-standing places that make you feel comfortable, hand you your "I voted sticker" and all the rest of the trappings that go with a storied democratic tradition in this county. So here's the deal: recheck your polling place here. You'll be glad you did if you steer to the wrong place. Note. I got lucky. As a Perimeter resident I will stay at DUNWOODY PINES RETIREMENT; 4355 GEORGETOWN SQUARE ROAD; ATLANTA, GA 30338. I like the folks there. They are…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? That's the question. And how do you feel being in a state that is basically an unwinnable one for Democrats. This ain't Florida. Be sure and vote in our poll at the bottom of the story. We want your opinion.
Newspaper people (and online journalists) like to call the time aproaching an election the "silly season." And there's no greater silly season than a presidential year. It doesn't take long to figure out why. Debates are scored on body language. Discusssions at large public forums go little beyond sound bites that are carefully rehearsed and don't involve detailed policies. I guess it's the way we've been headed as a nation since Richard Nixon famously wore too much blush for T.V. (or so I've heard; before my time) Whatever. Down to the meat of the issue. Everyone knows that Georgia will - with little doubt - go red, (as all the political pundits say.) The Peach state is not a battle ground. It's solidly Republican. And we're wondering …
Friday, October 26, 2012
You can vote this weekend in various DeKalb locations. Chamblee Civic Center, closest to Dunwoody, begins accepting the early votes on Monday.
With the Nov. 6 Election Day fast approaching, some voters are beating the long lines at the polls for the highly anticipated presidential election. Through Thursday, 58,338 voters had cast early ballots in DeKalb County, according to the DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office. That's a healthy 12.4 percent of the county's 470,065 registered voters, officials say. In Dunwoody and north DeKalb the early voting will likely pick up Monday. The Chamblee Civic Center opens its doors for early voters then - the closest spot for Dunwoody voters by a long shot. Here's the complete list of early voting venues; from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, these polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the casting of early ballots, according to DeKalb …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
White is coming out with a tell-all book about her affair for over a decade with then-presidential hopeful Herman Cain, an Atlanta resident. Why now? Do you think she is seeking publicity?
Former Dunwoody resident Ginger White is announcing she will write a book about her affair with Herman Cain, a revelation that effectively ended his bid for the GOP nomination in early 2012. White, the fifth woman to come forward about alleged sexual indiscretions with Cain, was considered a "nail in the coffin" related to similar questions about Cain. Question: Are there sexual politics in play when a politician can have affairs and go on to succesful professional lives? Is it fair that women, especially in a high-profile case - can become outcasts? In short, is this kind of discrimination still in our society? Does it reveal our biases? In what way? In an interview Wednesday, White – who in 2011 lived in the Dunwoody Perimeter apartment …
Former Dunwoody resident Ginger White has moved to Washington D.C. and plans to write a book about her alleged relationship with the one-time GOP presidential hopeful.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Not surprisingly, Republican respondents said Mitt Romney won and Democrats said Barack Obama won. But Democratic respondents were much stronger in their opinion.
Your view of Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy may come down to who you already supported for president. A Patch flash poll of influential Republicans and Democrats in Georgia found that opinions on who won generally fell along party lines: Republicans thought Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner and Democrats thought President Barack Obama prevailed. It was a strong contrast to the first time the candidates faced off on Oct. 3, when the consensus of both parties was that Obama looked bored or annoyed and that Romney succeeded in presenting himself as presidential. Republican respondents said they felt Romney won the final debate, with 26.7 percent saying it was “by a wide margin” and 40 percent “by a slim margin.” Another …
Monday, October 22, 2012
New Decatur bank, police look for robbery suspects, also in the headlines for Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
Monday night was the final face-off for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney before the election. Who do you think won? And do you think it will affect the election?
The presidential candidates met tonight for their third and final debate in the campaign season. This time, the topic was foreign policy. What did you think of the discussion? Was anyone a clear winner? And will it affect the outcome of the election? Coming to us on a mobile device? If you can't see the blog above, you can review the discussion at this RSS feed.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Did either candidate get a bounce? Let us know what you think. And if you missed the debate, you can review the discussion on our live blog below.
Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama faced off for the second time on Tuesday. The candidates debated in a town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy. The debate was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and was sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The moderator was CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. Who do you think did the best job of making his case to the American people? Tell us what you think in the comments area below. See Also: So Who Won the First Presidential Debate? Biden-Ryan Vice Presidential Debate: Who Won?