Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Bachmann, from her "Victory Center" in St. Michael, shared a campaign volunteer's story of alleged Democrat-supported voter fraud in Minnesota via a video message Monday night.
During her brief visit to the St. Michael GOP "Victory Center" Monday night, part of a six-community swing through her Sixth Congressional District, Rep. Michele Bachmann took a moment to share a video message with her constituency, and St. Michael Patch. In the two-minute video, Bachmann introduces a volunteer, named "Joan," who heard from a man she believed to be a Mexican immigrant who was told by the DFL he could "vote, even if he was illegal." And that he should "spread the message to his friends." Bachmann also states in the video that friend and fellow candidate Mary Kiffmeyer, a former State Representative now running for Minnesota State Senate in the St. Michael area, had heard of "false information being given to election …
A breakdown of races in and around Twin Cities Patch, from the Presidential and Congressional races to the proposed Marriage Amendment and Voter I.D. Also: Links to races in your county or community.
Welcome to Patch's Statewide Election Hub for Minnesota, particularly the Twin Cities Area. We'll have a breakdown of each race that impacts residents statewide, as well as links to other Twin Cities Patch sites as they cover elections in communities around the metro area. √ = projected winner *All results are unofficial until canvased by the election board Percentage of precincts reporting: 2,057 of 4,102 (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 28.6 percent (Note: Other equals various "third party" candidates) Percentage of precincts reporting: 281 of 291, about 97 percent Percentage of precincts reporting: 189 of 246 Percentage of precincts reporting: Percentage of precincts reporting: …
Editors from across Minnesota will be at the polls and in the community on Election Day. Check back here throughout the day for regular updates and photos.
The 2012 Election isn’t just a political event; it’s a community event. Patch editors embedded in their communities are perfectly situated to capture all the local flavor that goes along with Election Day—from polling place activity to “I voted” stickers. Throughout the day, these editors will be bringing you photos and updates from Patch sites across Minnesota. Check back regularly to see just what the 2012 Election means for your neighbors.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Covering every race in every town, St. Michael Patch has the complete rundown of the 2012 election.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, St. Michael Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Bookmark this page for updates. Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires. (Some also link to candidate’s home page, in event they did not fill out our forms. Those with no link have not responded and have no website.) Jerry Zachman (incumbent) uncontested Paul Perovich Amendment 1: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?" Amendment 2: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photo …
With hours until the polls open, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was in St. Michael Monday night on stop five of six thanking campaign and party volunteers.
Colorful Congresswoman Michele Bachmann hit the campaign trail hard the day before Election Day, visiting all six of her District 6 GOP "victory" offices in a district-wide tour Monday. Bachmann stopped to personally thanked each and every volunteer working the phones at the St. Michael District 6 office, stop No. 5 of six planned for the night. At around 7 p.m. there were more than 30 volunteers manning the phones for the Tea Party caucus founder and other Republican endorsed candidates. An additional 30 high school students were on hand after campaigning door-to-door in the mist and clod throughout St. Michael and Albertville. Many of the students, some of whom aren't even old enough to vote in this year's election, were making "Get Out …
President Barack Obama's ground campaign and a shifting sentiment toward the two constitutional amendments have the state's DFL party feeling positive headed into Election Day.
Twin Cities Democrats think the state's most controversial issue–the amendment to the state's constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman–will fall flat on Tuesday, making Minnesota the first state to vote down such an amendment. In our survey of DFL influencers–local politicians and party activists–the Democrats also believe having the amendment issue on the ballot will be a boost for President Barack Obama, as he looks to defeat former Gov. Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential election. Of the 100 influencers who volunteered to take our survey, 24 responded to our "flash" poll, issued last Friday. Only a quarter of the responders thought the marriage amendment question would help Romney with turnout. The same …
St. Michael DFL advocate Susan Rego writes about her reasoning behind voting against the so-called marriage amendment.
Monday, November 5, 2012
“Liberty and justice for all” is a great American ideal, and it’s why I’m voting NO on the marriage restriction amendment. If we take the Pledge of Allegiance seriously, it follows that all Americans deserve equal rights and responsibilities, including same-sex couples and their families. When the Supreme Court struck down state laws forbidding interracial marriage in 1967, nearly three-fourths of the public opposed the change. If marriage rights had been put to a vote, interracial marriage would have remained illegal until 1991, when popular opinion finally swung to majority support. That’s why putting equal rights to a vote isn’t always fair. Two wolves and a sheep can vote on what to eat for dinner, but it’s not exactly justice for the …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
As Jillian Hendrickson has campaigned for mayor this fall, she decided she could do more.
For many, an evening interrupted by a candidate can be inconvenient so Albertville mayoral candidate, Jillian Hendrickson decided to do something that would help others as well. Collect food donations. "Jill thought if these volunteers and herself were already going around door to door to hand out brochures and information on her candidacy it would be a good opportunity for everyone in the community to give back to the community," Ryan Hendrickson said earlier this week. So Hendrickson, family and friends collected food donations for the Hanover Food Shelf last Thursday night. The night was a success with generous families bringing arms full of donations to the door and Hendrickson and volunteers getting the word out. "It was amazing to …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The former president will campaign on behalf of Barack Obama's re-election at about 10:45 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday.
Hurricane Sandy has curtailed campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney, but former President Bill Clinton will speak at a campaign event for the Democratic ticket at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis Tuesday morning—and you can watch it live. The speech is set to start about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, although that's only an estimate. It's brought to you by The UpTake, via an internet connection that's not 100 percent reliable (due to the last-minute nature of the event), so the webcast may not be free of trouble. If you are at the event, or watching live, please leave a comment below or add a photo to this post. We'd like to know what you think of it. The Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of …
Monday, October 29, 2012
St. Michael area voters will be part of a pair of high-profile amendment issues. Patch asks: How are you planning to vote on these issues?
Minnesota voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to vote on a pair of amendments that could, if approved, be added to the state's constitution. The first is a question that will ask voters to decide if the state's constitution should define marriage as a man/woman union. The question reads: The second question would require all voters at Minnesota polls to provide a state-issued form of identification. The question reads: Which way are you voting?