Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out our citywide results for Lakeville and a number of other Dakota County communities.
It's no longer news that the state defeated the proposed marriage amendment, but it could be considered news that the majority of Lakeville voters—considered some of the most conservative in the state—also voted against it. After looking at all the precincts in Lakeville, the marriage amendment was defeated 51.01 percent (16,345 votes) to 48.58 percent (15,565 votes). On the flip side, the voter ID amendment was heavily favored in Lakeville, despite being defeated by the state. Voters in Lakeville preferred the amendment 57.3 percent to 42.06 percent—a 15 point difference. Check out our tables below for citywide results for Lakeville and a number of other Dakota County communities, as well as countywide results for both measures. The Voter…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Democrats say the divisive amendments and the state shutdown may have contributed to heavy Republican losses.
After just two years at the helm of the Minnesota Legislature, Republicans lost control of both the House and Senate on Tuesday night—a defeat at least some Democrats are attributing in part to the marriage and Voter ID amendments. Going into Election Day, Republicans controlled the House 72-61 and the Senate 37-30. While votes in some districts were still being counted early Wednesday, Republicans conceded that they lost both majorities in the early morning hours, according to Twin Cities media reports. The DFL needed to pick up just four seats in the Senate and six seats in the House. "[Voters] spoke, and they spoke loudly. It was clear they wanted to see a different direction," ousted Eagan Sen. Ted Daley (R) said in an interview with…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Minnesota's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close two hours earlier.
Minnesota and Wisconsin, including those in Lakeville, have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key states ends as much as two hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Central time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. Lakeville Patch's local election coverage: