Monday, November 5, 2012
Not sure where your polling place is or whether you're registered to vote?
Yes we knew Election Day was coming, but somehow it still seems to sneak up on us. So if you've got last minute questions about provisional ballots, absentee ballots, whether you're even registered, there is a place to go to get the questions answered. Check out this recorded show of WCPN's Sound of Ideas which featured listener questions and answers from the Lorain and Cuyahoga county board of elections' directors. Or go straight to the source, your county board of elections. Here's their websites and all of them have polling location finders as well as sample ballots.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Excerpts from President Barack Obama's half-hour speech at Mentor High School.
Excerpts from President Barack Obama's half-hour speech at Mentor High School Nov. 3, 2012.
More than 4,000 supporters pack the school's gymnasium in support of the incumbent
President Barack Obama's visit to Mentor High School began with a "Go Cardinals" and ended with a request for the audience to hit the polls on election day. "Turn out on Tuesday for me," Obama said to a gymnasium full of supporters. According to Mentor Deputy Fire Chief Robert Searles, 4,010 people attended the President's rally. They packed lines around the school's gymnasium entrance well into the 11 a.m. hour. Obama took the stage shortly after noon and spoke for about 29 minutes. Familiarity was a prevailing theme in his speech. "After four years as president, you know me," he said. "You know what I believe. "You know I will fight for you." For examples, he cited ending the war in Iraq, the auto industry bailout and his recent …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Candidate for president making a stop at the I-X Center on Sunday.
With the presidential race headed down the home stretch, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making a stop in Cleveland on Sunday. As part of the “Rockin’ for Victory Rally,” Romney is scheduled to speak at the I-X Center at 2:15 p.m. Musical guests — including Rodney Atkins, Sam Moore and the Marshall Tucker Band — are scheduled to perform. According to a news release, all those in attendance “will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible.” No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be allowed. However, cameras are permitted. The doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the event kicks off at 2:15 p.m. Those interested in attended are required to RSVP here. For questions, contact the …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
According to local media outlets, former President Bill Clinton brought Obama supporters to their feet at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron on Thursday night.
It appears former President Bill Clinton can still wield some political thunder. At least, that's how local media coverage described Clinton's rally at Akron's John S. Knight Center on Thursday night. In the home stretch to Election Day, Clinton brought hundreds of folks to their feet as he focused on job creation and the auto industry. Here's the roundup: The Plain Dealer: Clinton touted Obama's multi-billion dollar auto bailout, saying the President's efforts created 200,000 new jobs versus losing 1 million. With that, he received one of many roars from the audience. Fox 8 News: Clinton criticized Romney for his vagueness on balancing the budget and rejecting the auto bailout. Clinton charged that, if elected, Romney would hinder …
Cindy McCain joined Romney at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Women's rally set for Ehrnfelt Recreation Center Thursday evening
There will be a Women’s Victory Rally with Ann Romney and the Republican Team on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center, 18100 Royalton Rd. Doors will open at 4 p.m.; the event starts at 5:30 p.m. Click here to register for tickets. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door for donation to Hurricane Sandy’s storm relief efforts. Be prepared to go through airport-like security. Guests are asked to bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. Ann Romney is the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has made a number of appearances in northeast Ohio, including one at Avon Lake High School on …
Monday, October 29, 2012
President Barack Obama will make a campaign stop in the Rubber City this week.
President Barack Obama will make yet another campaign stop in Ohio when he visits the University of Akron on Wednesday. According to the Obama campaign, the Commander-in-Chief will take the stage at 12:30 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be made available starting Monday at 8 a.m. at the following locations:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Tickets are available online for both events.
Candidates in the presidential election are making last-minute stops to Cleveland this week. Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is visiting Wednesday, while President Barack Obama is slated to make an appearance on Thursday. Tickets are still available for both events. Paul Ryan is making an appearance in the Waetjen Auditorium at Cleveland State University at noon Wednesday. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available online. All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible, according to a news release. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. However, cameras are permitted. President Barack Obama is also making another …
Both parties thought the debate would earn their candidate more Ohio votes.
The outcome of the third and final presidential debate again depends on who you support—local Democrats overwhelmingly thought that President Barack Obama won, while local Republicans said the debate belonged to Mitt Romney. But many members of both parties were sure that the national media would declare Obama the winner. About 86 percent of the Democrats thought that would be the case—the rest thought it would be declared neutral—and about 48 percent of Republicans thought the media would give the debate to Obama. Only 28 percent thought it would go to Romney, with the rest saying the media would declare it neutral. The surveys were part of Patch’s Red/Blue Northeast Ohio series. There were 25 local Republicans and 14 local Democrats who…