2012 Election

No city or township in Carver County reported a higher percentage of voter turnout than Norwood Young America on Nov. 6. Of 1,839 registered voters in NYA, 1,811 came out to the polls (98.48 percent), a participation rate better than any place in the county with the exception of one out of seven precincts in [...]

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By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Republicans expressed a certain mystification over the thumping they took last night. “Nobody saw it coming,” said Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, a 14-year veteran of the House, of Republicans losing the legislature, a congressman, two amendments. “I was surprised,” said Jeff Johnson, Minnesota Republican National committeeman and Hennepin County [...]

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By Tim Hennagir ECM Publishers/Monticello Times Rep. Michele Bachmann won’t face a recount challenge from former DFL opponent Jim Graves. The Sixth District race officially ended Wednesday morning after Graves issued a concession statement and both candidates spoke briefly via telephone. “It’s hovering right now around a 4,000-vote difference, and that’s too much,” said campaign [...]

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As if placing exclamations mark on a disastrous election day for Minnesota Republicans, voters rejected two amendments the Republican-controlled legislature placed on the ballot. The high-profile marriage amendment, aimed at defining marriage in the state constitution as union of man and woman, with 97 percent of state precincts reporting was short of the 50 percent [...]

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In Carver County, a whopping 53,079 out of 55,366 registered voters cast ballots in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This equates to approximately 96 percent of all registered voters making it out to vote. Unofficial election results for Carver County (winners denoted with “X”): President and Vice-President X Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan [...]

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With a “Believe in America” banner behind him, Gov. Mitt Romney offered a very gracious congratulations to President Obama on his re-election Tuesday to a second term. “This is a great time for challenges for America and I want to wish President Obama the best,” said Romney. Romney paid tribute to his wife Ann and [...]

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