Wednesday, November 14, 2012
DuPage County—once a Republican stronghold—saw several Democratic victories on Election Day, leaving the GOP to question the impact of redistricting.
While Democrats across DuPage County celebrate several Election Day victories—including the re-election of President Barack Obama—the DuPage GOP is heading back to the drawing board. The votes in DuPage County, once known as a Republican stronghold, closely mirrored those of the nation Nov. 6, with 49.57 percent voting for President Barack Obama and 48.54 percent voting for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to unofficial results. In 2008, 54.72 percent of DuPage County voters supported Obama, while 43.93 percent cast their vote for Sen. John McCain. "I think this year's DuPage County numbers show that Obama's popularity in 2008 wasn't a fluke," said Bob Peickert, chairman of the DuPage County Democrats. "The president may not …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Some people might not realize that 'early voting' doesn't mean voting for your choice in the 2016 election.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
On election night we brought you results for local races. Now here's a look at who DuPage County voters picked as their presidential candidate.
Mitt Romney will be the Republican candidate on the presidential ballot this November — if DuPage County voters get their way. The former Massachusetts governor took 54.25 percent of the vote in DuPage County during the March 20 primary, a hefty lead over Rick Santorum, who came in second. Santorum got 28.28 percent of the votes. President Obama — the only candidate on the Democratic primary ballot — received 28,676 votes in DuPage County. All of the above are unofficial results from the DuPage County Election Commission.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Woodridge Patch will begin polling its readers on a weekly basis to gauge their interest in the election, its candidates and what issues are most important to them.
With the departures of Jon Hunstman and Rick Perry last week, the pool of potential GOP presidential candidates is narrowing, and Patches in primary states continue to cover the race. Last weekend, Newt Gingrich scored a victory over Mitt Romney in South Carolina. Meanwhile, Gingrich is urging Rick Santorum to bow out of the Republican presidential race so conservatives can rally behind one "anti-Mitt Romney" candidate, according to CNN. As we gear up for the Illinois primary on March 20, we’re curious — if the election were today, and you had the entire GOP slate to choose from, who would be your presidential pick? Woodridge Patch is polling its readers to gauge their interest in the election, the candidates and what issues are most …