Sunday, November 11, 2012
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights!
1. Election Day 2012 is in the books, and Clearwater Patch has comprehensive coverage of all the action at the polls, including two referendums approved by Clearwater voters and a breakdown of the Florida amendments that passed and failed, and what they mean. 2. Now that the election's over, Clearwater Code Enforcement officers are out in force removing campaign signs from medians and other rights of way. A city ordinance says residents must have signs removed by Tuesday, Nov. 13. 3. An "armed and dangerous" suspect wanted in a shooting and robbery has been taken into custody without incident, Clearwater Police said Tuesday afternoon. 4. In this week's red light camera violator video, an SUV barely misses another vehicle at Belcher Road …
Friday, November 9, 2012
City code enforcement officers will be removing signs from medians and will cite residents if signs are not removed within seven days after the election.
The election is over, now it is time for the campaign signs to go. Clearwater Code Enforcement officers are out in force removing campaign signs from medians and other rights of way Thursday. "We are going out in teams this morning to remove political signs and others from the (right of ways)," Terry Tuenis, code compliance manager, said in an email. Other right of way signs will be removed daily. Other political signs will get a Notice of Violation after seven calendar days if the property owner is non-responsive to removing it. They are to be removed by Tuesday, Nov. 13. To let code enforcement officers know about sign violations, call (727) 562-4720, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, or send a Citizen Request online regarding the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Supervisor of Elections spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says it's not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races.
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections' canvassing board is spending Wednesday morning processing about 9,000 mail ballots. Spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says the mail ballots were dropped off at polling locations all over the county Tuesday. Voters had until 7 p.m. to drop off the ballots. Whitlock says it is not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races like the Palm Harbor Fire Commission Seat 3, in which challenger Debbie Buschman beat incumbent Bob Shatanoff by 247 votes. "We'll just have to wait and see. It will be several hours," Whitlock told Patch on Tuesday morning. Whitlock says the election supervisor's office will update its website with updated vote totals after all of the mail ballots have been processed. …
Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call.
Even though Florida's 29 electoral votes won't make a difference in the outcome of the Presidential election, Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call. President Barack Obama held a razor-thin thin edge over Gov. Mitt Romney, even as 200,000 votes were left to be counted in Florida. Obama won enough battleground states to win re-election even if he doesn't win Florida. All precincts have reported results, but provisional and absentee ballots still needed to be counted. That includes 9,000 ballots that were still being counted Wednesday in Pinellas County. It isn't yet clear when a winner in Florida's Presidential race may be declared. Obama held a 0.58% lead on Wednesday afternoon. If the margin falls below 0.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As President Barack Obama prepares for another four years, we want to hear your thoughts on the direction of the country.
The votes have been counted–in most states–and the speeches made. Gov. Mitt Romney had to concede and President Barack Obama gets to celebrate victory. Now it’s time to look ahead to the next four years and the challenges we face, not as Democrats, Republicans or Independents, but as Americans. That’s where you come in Tampa Bay! We want to hear your thoughts on the obstacles our country faces and your ideas for tackling them. What are your hopes for the next four years? What concerns do you have? What problems are America’s biggest? How would you solve them if you were president? Share your thoughts, ideas and solutions in the comments section.
Stories, results and everything else you want to know from Election Day in Clearwater, all in one spot.
Look here for results and local coverage of the state and national races from Election Day 2012.
Democratic challengers Janet Long and Charlie Justice have defeated Republican incumbents Nancy Bostock and Neil Brickfield.
In front of hundreds of GOP faithful at the Hilton Carillon on Tuesday night, Pinellas County Commissioners Nancy Bostock and Neil Brickfield conceded to their Democratic challengers, Janet Long and Charlie Justice. Long defeated Brickfield, 55.27 percent to 44.73 percent. Justice beat Bostock, 52.35 percent to 47.65 percent. Bostock thanked Pinellas for supporting her as a commissioner and said she hopes to continue serving the county in the future. "I’m proud to have served our local government regardless of the results," she said fighting back tears Tuesday night. Brickfield said he brought a message of smaller and more limited government to the Pinellas County Commission. He said he will continue that battle. He said just because …
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Election results and local coverage of the state and national races on Election Day 2012.
In order to make life easier for you, we created this article where you will find all the info you need to know about how Florida voted in the Presidential election as well as races for the U.S. Senate and House and Florida Senate and House. Results are changing as precincts report. They are not final.