Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters made decisions on car repairs, assisted suicide and medical marijuana in the statewide election.
Question 1: Right to Repair Voters approved the “Right to Repair” ballot question, which would give consumers more choices when fixing a car in today's election. According to numbers on boston.com, 85 percent of voters approved the question, with 51 percent of the state reporting at 10:15 p.m. The initiative requires automakers to make computer software codes for repairs more accessible to independent repair shops and car owners by 2015. But in July, state legislators devised a compromise that would give carmakers until 2018 to comply with the new law, according to a Boston Globe report. By approving Question 1, voters trumped that compromise and enacted the “Right to Repair” act as written on the ballot. “Voters sent a clear message to …
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
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UNOFFICIAL 2012 MALDEN ELECTION RESULTS Turnout: 68% Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren Ed Markey Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent. Ed Markey (D), Tom Tierney (R): 5th Congressional District Ed Markey has been the Congressman representing Winchester for the past 36 years. He faces off against Tom Tierney, a 69-year-old consulting actuary and consumer activist. In 2010, Markey defeated Republican Gerry Dembrowski by about a 2-to-1 …
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Malden.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Want to review your checked boxes before entering the voting booth? Here are Malden's sample ballots, listed by ward.
Residents voting in Tuesday's Presidential Election can review their sample ballots below, courtesy of the city clerk's office: Unsure which ward or preccinct you'll be voting in this year? Use the commonwealth's "Where do I vote?" tool to get started.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Get the details on the presidential debate and comment on what you're hoping to hear as a Malden resident.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Democrats and Republicans across Massachusetts discussed Wednesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in a live chat on Patch.
In the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado, President Barack Obama came out flat while Gov. Mitt Romney had some effective arguments, according to local Democrats and Republicans from across Massachusetts who joined in a Patch live chat during the debate on Tuesday night. "Overall, tie goes to Obama," said Democrat Alex Buck. "Romney had a couple good lines, but nothing hugely productive. He looked jittery and possibly his most memorable line was about Big Bird." Reader Tom Sheff added late in the debate, "No defining moment so far, that's for sure." As the debate opened on the economy, Romney took an early upper hand according to the Democrats and Republicans who joined the chat as panelists. "President seemed nervous, and …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Did we catch you on our video? Hear what the candidate had to say about "The War on Women," Malden and Mayor Gary Christenson's endorsement.
Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren took her campaign to Malden Thursday afternoon, accepting an enthusiastic endorsement from Mayor Gary Christenson and briefly meeting with supporters at the city's senior center. Christenson praised Warren while clutching a copy of her book "The Two Income Trap," which he described as an influence on his decision to first run for public office. In turn, Warren described Christenson as a forward-thinking mayor, whose "dreams for Malden" would be best served with her sympathetic partnership in the Senate. "I have watched what's happened here in Malden, I've listened to the mayor about his dreams for Malden, I've met the people of Malden," she said. "And what I see is some real opportunities for …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
It’s been an interesting week in the U.S. Senate Race between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican Scott Brown.
First it was revealed that Harvard University once touted Warren’s marginal Native American heritage as proof of their faculty’s diversity. That story was followed up with another revealing one that Warren had listed herself as a minority professor between 1986 and 1995 in the Association of American Law Schools desk book, a major reference for legal professors. On Tuesday it was revealed that Brown, who ran for office vowing to kill President Obama’s health care law (and who has since voted three times to repeal it) took advantage of a key provision in it: the provision that allows him to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan. Meanwhile, both candidates downplayed their wealth this week as they revealed their …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Malden voters also selected party and ward committee representatives - check out our ward-by-ward breakdown of Super Tuesday's election.
Malden saw about nine percent voter turnout during Super Tuesday's primary election, with 2,689 voters out of just over 28,000 reporting to the polls this week. For more information on ward-by-ward results, check out this .pdf file of the city's results. PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE STATE COMMITTEE MAN STATE COMMITTEE WOMAN