President Barack Obama was re-elected to his second term as of Tuesday evening according to several national and local media sources. Obama won Iowa as well as several other states to push him to the 274 electoral votes he holds currently as of 10:56 p.m.
President Barack Obama won Johnson County by 67 percent of the vote. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney garnered 31 percent of the vote.
The proposed $48.1 million bond referendum for the justice center failed to pass Tuesday evening. 56 percent of Johnson County voters voted in favor of the referendum, approximately 35,403 compared to the 44 percent who voted ‘no’ totaling 28,202.
Outside John Archer’s Davenport victory office, the unassuming building is flanked by a gigantic elephant, standing resolute in the chilly air. But inside, the office is bustling with activity, as volunteers call potential voters right up until the closing of the polls in Iowa. “I’ve been making calls since 11:30,” said David Campbell, a volunteer […]
DAVENPORT — Beer and cheers greet newcomers to U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and the Scott County Democrats watch party at Jersey Grille in Davenport. MSNBC election coverage blankets TVs up and down the two floors with bright blue t-shirts reading “I back Loebsack” dotted among the various attendees. The atmosphere was even more excited […]
Half an hour into the Johnson Country Republicans watch party, the atmosphere is filled with frustration. A room of about 20 people have gathered together to watch the election coverage, only to discover the only news channel available is MSNBC. Citizens are calling for Fox News. “If we don’t find Fox news channel, we’ll be […]
As Iowa’s polls close, Johnson County Democrats feel confident heading into the reporting of Iowa precincts. Terry Dahms, the chair of Johnson County Democrats, feels a “sigh of relief.” “Iowa for sure will go Obama,” he said. “I’ve sort of felt that way all along.” This confidence follows the announcement of New Hampshire’s support for […]
As the work and school day came to a close, every local precinct saw an increase in voters. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., more residents in Johnson County voted relative to the hours before 3 p.m.. Some precincts even saw a near doubling of voters. For example, the Main Library Precinct 5 polling location […]
Two University of Iowa classes — On the Campaign Trail, and Event Planning — are watching the progression of tonight’s election results roll in via nine television sets in the UI Adler Journalism Building rotunda. So far, 29 students have signed into the event and planning officials have prepared for up to 50 students. The […]
With less than six hours to go, voting traffic has picked up in the Main Library Precinct 5 polling location. Officials noted a marked increase in foot traffic in the afternoon, which is supported by the numbers. The morning hours saw few voters — only 16 by 9 a.m. As of 11 a.m., 81 citizens […]