Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama has carried Hillsborough County for the second election in a row.
The results are in and Hillsborough County has named its choice for the White House. President Barack Obama has taken the county with 52.63 percent of the vote. A total of 277,432 ballots were cast in Obama’s favor within Hillsborough County. Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 243,323 ballots cast in his favor, which works out to 46.16 percent. A total of 527,169 votes were cast in the presidential race in Hillsborough, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Election Office. While Obama won’t gain any precious electoral votes from Hillsborough County alone, he can say he carried the county. In 2008, Hillsborough voters also chose Obama over Republican challenger John McCain. In that race, Obama took 272,…
A familiar face won’t return to service in Hillsborough County while the incumbent sheriff retains his seat and a newcomer takes over as supervisor of elections.
It’s official: Hillsborough County’s slate of constitutional officers has been decided. Former Commissioner and Republican State Sen. Ronda Storms will not return to serve on the county level as the new property appraiser. Instead, Democrat challenger Bob Henriquez will take the seat. Incumbent Sheriff David Gee will serve another four years. And, Democrat Craig Latimer will take over Earl Lennard’s position as supervisor of elections. Here’s how the county voted: Sheriff’s Race Property Appraiser Supervisor of Elections Results are considered unofficial until they are certified by the state of Florida.
The incumbent Democrat will serve another four years.
The results are in and incumbent Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner will serve another four years. The Democrat was first elected to the countywide District 6 seat in 2008. Beckner is the county’s first openly gay commissioner, according to TBO. Beckner’s Republican challenger in the race, Margaret Iuculano, is a foster child advocate. Here’s how the county voted: During his election watch party earlier tonight, it was evident to Beckner and supporters that he would win the race. Even so, Beckner was humble about the victory. “I never take any single vote for granted,” he said. “You always run like you're 20 points behind and never take a single vote for granted." So what’s the incumbent going to focus on in his new term? "I'll…
Keep up with the votes as they’re coming in.
Want to find out how Hillsborough County voted in today’s election? There are three simple ways you can keep up with the tally as it comes in:
A transformer is to blame for the outage that lasted only a short time.
All systems are go again at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office’s Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center where power was down for a time today. According to the supervisor of elections Twitter feed, power went down around 4:45 p.m. today, Nov. 6. “A transformer went out,” a Tweet from the SOE’s office said. “Backup generators kicked on. We have resumed printing in-person absentee ballots.” The line outside the 2514 N. Falkenburg Road elections office was about 35 minutes long, officials reported shortly after the outage. Power at the county’s voting precincts was not interrupted during the outage.
He took to the streets Tuesday to campaign for President Obama.
Thomas J. Mason of Lutz lives and breathes disaster management. That's why the University of South Florida Professor says a Romney/ Ryan White House is "too scary to even conceive." The professor and former director of the Global Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Action took to the streets of North Tampa on Tuesday to urge passersby to re-elect President Barack Obama. "With his leadership, this nation will actually make progress on some of the most important issues our nation faces," Mason said. Mason said he doesn't see that happening with Gov. Mitt Romney. Emasculating the Environmental Protection Agency and privatizing FEMA, among other things, is "wrong-headed and backwards," Mason said. "Privatizing FEMA would be an …
Some voters say they had trouble putting their ballots into the machines that scan them
Some voters in Lutz told TBO.com that they couldn't get their ballots to go into the scanning devices. The article says that a man trying to vote at Tims Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lutz claims voters were told to place ballots in scanning machines at the bottom, instead of the slot at the top of the device. Read the complete story here. Have you had problems voting today? Let us know what happened in the comments section.
Mitt Romney supporters meet on the streets of North Tampa with a common goal.
They'd never met before this morning. But by about noon on election day, they'd become fast friends. Sandy Moore of Lutz and Emmilio Quispe of Carrollwood are hard to miss as you drive down Bearss Avenue. The Mitt Romney supporters are dressed in red, white and blue, waving enthusiastically to drivers as they pass by the polls at Jimmie B. Keel Library. There's been a lot of honking, Quispe said. "We're having a blast," Moore said. Moore said she plans to be out all day, till at least 7 p.m. or later, waving to passers-by in support of Romney. Quispe will be too, he said. "I believe in everything about what Mitt can do for this country," Moore said. "We need a huge change." It wasn't long before another Romney supporter noticed them, and …
One resident says the language of the amendments should be simplified.
Voters and campaign volunteers at precinct 589 in Lutz say the presidential race is important, but so are the local races and the proposed amendments to Florida's Constitution. Even if the language is a bit confusing, one Lutz resident said. Supporting Amendment 9 brought Rebecca Strelchuk and Justin Kielbon of Spring Hill to Lutz Tuesday morning. The two made their way to First United Methodist Church from another polling location in New Tampa to wave signs for District 63 State Representative candidate Shawn Harrison. "He is a great guy," Kielbon said. "And he's supporting Amendment 9." The amendment would give full homestead property tax benefits to the surviving spouses of military veterans and first responders who are killed in the …
Polls close in Hillsborough County at 7 p.m. Florida's election results could soon follow.
Once you have been to your polling location, or otherwise cast your ballot, you may be wondering when voting results will be announced in Hillsborough County. It's hard to predict exactly when the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections will have all of the county votes in and counted, but here's what we do know: The statewide results for Florida might take a bit longer because portions of the panhandle are in the Central Time Zone and polls will close there at 8 p.m. EST.