Obama re-elected to second term

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.  

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Obama wins Johnson County, networks call Obama victory in Iowa

President Barack Obama won Johnson County by 67 percent of the vote. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney garnered 31 percent of the vote.

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Bond referendum for proposed justice center fails to pass

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.  

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Archer supporters optimistic about strong voter turnout

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 […]

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Loebsack crowd optimistic, pleased with early returns

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 […]

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Frustration for Johnson Country Republicans

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 […]

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Johnson County Democrats optimistic as Iowa’s polls close

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 […]

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Precincts across Johnson County see a jump in voters as the work day ends

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 […]

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UI classes watch the progression of the election in the rotunda

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 […]

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Voting traffic picking up this afternoon at several precincts

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 […]

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