Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel gave his acceptance speech just before midnight Tuesday, after a night of number watching in a close race with Republican challenger Cole McNary.
Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel and Republican challenger Rep. Cole McNary faced off in the Nov. 6 election for the position of Missouri State Treasurer. As results came in Tuesday night, both candidates gathered with friends and family at St. Louis area watch parties. Initially, it was a tight race, but ultimately Zweifel declared victory and thanked his supporters just before midnight. "I think a lot of this illustrates hard work and investment in each other," Zweifel said. With 100 percent of the precincts counted early Wednesday morning, Zweifel had 50.3 percent of the vote and McNary had 45.5 percent of the vote. Zweifel tells Patch McNary did call him and concede Tuesday night. Both parties tell Patch they knew it would be a …
Patch will have updates on results as they become available. But when do polls close in some of the key presidential swing states?
Missouri voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. St. Louis time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. St. Louis time, swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Wisconsin polls close at 8 p.m. St. Louis time. Nevada, the final swing state that could prove as pivotal as Iowa, also closes its voting at 9 p.m. St. Louis time. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
One Patch reader thought we should ask the question, so we are. Share your thoughts on the low turnout for Tuesday's election by clicking on the 'comment' button below.
According to the St. Louis County Board of Elections, voter turnout for the April 3 election was 13.8 percent, with a total of 90,233 ballots cast. In Jefferson County the turnout was even lower - 8.35 percent. In the City of Fenton, incumbent Alderman Harold Bade defeated challenger Carol Brennan by a 88-70 total. Jerry Sorge won the aldermanic race in Ward 2 with 81 votes. He was unopposed. In Fenton's Ward 3, Daniel Borgard received 72 votes. He also was unopposed in the race. Gary Fischer in Ward 4, another unopposed candidate, won election with 129 votes. Editor’s Note: This story has been revised. An earlier version incorrectly stated the vote totals in the Fenton aldermanic elections. Based on low voter turnout, one Patch reader …