Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Current mayor reelected for three more years on the committee, early results say.
Republican Mayor Sandra Haimoff ran unopposed in Tuesday's election for a three-year seat on the Township Committee. According to early results, the current mayor won and will serve another term, adding on to her nine years on the Township Committee. Prior to the committee, she was on the Board of Education for 12 years. She has also served on the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Hartshorn Arboretum board, the Environmental commission and was president of the Hartshorn PTA. With 13 of the 16 districts reporting, unofficial returns: 3,227 327 Since August of 2011, the mayor has spent much of her time dealing with JCP&L and on a multi-town council of mayors who are working together to find ways to remediate flood damage …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Incumbent Lance defeated Democratic challenger Upendra Chivukula.
Republican Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) will be heading back to Washington to begin his third term after defeating Democratic challenger Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula. Lance won 58 percent of the vote, with Chivukula capturing just 39 percent. Many believed the race was Lance's to lose, as the 7th Congressional district spans a largely Republican territory that includes Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties as well as parts of Morris. Throughout his campaign, Lance stressed the need for reform to President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He has also opposed the president's stimulus package. Locally, Lance has been an advocate for towns that faced devastation in the wake of Hurricane Irene. He …
Preliminary results from the Essex County Clerk's Office report the incumbent leading Republican challenger Orlando Mendez.
Armando Fontoura has won an eighth term as Essex County Sheriff. Preliminary results show the incumbent ahead of Republican challenger Orlando Mendez. With 91 percent of the vote counted as of 11 p.m., Fontoura, of Fairfield, was winning handily with 167,164 votes, while Mendez trailed with 40,762 votes according to Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin's website. Fontoura, 69, has served as the Essex County Sheriff since 1990, but he has been involved in the county’s police force long before that. Fontoura began as Newark police officer in 1967, and eventually rose through the ranks to become a captain and then chief assistant to the police director. In 1986, he became an Essex County Undersheriff, where he served until he was …
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. 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 task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
Donald Payne Jr. secures seat previously held by his late father
The Payne family name lives on in New Jersey's 10th Congressional District, with Donald Payne Jr. easily winning Tuesday the seat previously held by his late father. Although many votes may not be counted for days as election officials in three counties sort through various provisional and mail-in ballots, Payne had already racked up a nearly 10-1 margin of victory over his Republican challenger with most districts reporting around 10:30 pm Tuesday. The election was no contest for Payne, a Democrat who won June's primaries just as handily. Payne collected 157,821 votes, compared to Brian Keleman's 18,547. Keleman ran uncontested in the primaries. "It's a bittersweet way to ascend to this seat," said Payne Tuesday from his campaign …
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno extended deadline for email and fax ballots until Friday at 8 p.m.
Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno's deadline extension for people to vote by email or fax came as welcomed news to Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin on Tuesday afternoon. Similar to other county clerk’s offices around the state, Durkin said the Essex County Clerk’s Office was overwhelmed with electronic votes on Tuesday and there was simply not enough time to process them all. “We are dealing with thousands, upon thousands, upon thousands of faxed and emailed applications,” said Durkin. Guadagno announced earlier today to extend electronic voting until Friday at 8 p.m. However, applications still must be sent to county clerk’s offices by 5 p.m. today. “This will allow more time to ensure people’s right to vote,” said Durkin. …
ACLU asks Superior Court judge to intervene, high volume of application requests extends deadline for email, fax ballots.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The deadline for electronic voting has been extended after email and fax ballots caused headaches Tuesday throughout the state. A high volume of requests overwhelmed county officials, including in Morris where the chairman of the Morris County Board of Elections told NJ.com it may take weeks to determine the outcome of some close local elections. Morris County issues began to surface on Monday when it was discovered some information on the county clerk's website directing voters not able to get to the polls was either inaccurate or misleading, NJ.com reported. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey also plans to file an emergency petition requesting a state Superior Court judge in Essex County to intervene to force the state to …
Confusion, delays and an inundation of ballots caused Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to extend voting deadline until 8 p.m. on Friday.
- On NJ.com
Tuesday, November 6, 2012