November 7, 2012

State Roundup, November 7, 2012

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Today, the State Roundup looks a bit different to accommodate all the Election Day stories. We’ve grouped the articles by topic and given you just the link. We would like to acknowledge the work of all the news organizations, their reporters, editors, photographers and videographers for making this roundup possible.

Voters defeated the longest serving Republican congressman, clobbered congressional challengers to six Democratic incumbents, and approved all the ballot measures the great majority of Republican legislators had opposed, including same-sex marriage and expanded gambling, Len Lazarick writes for MarylandReporter.com.

Voter Turnout

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-election-day-dispatches,0,5562943.htmlstory

http://www.stardem.com/news/election_2012/article_5562000c-289e-11e2-91c8-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wbal.com/

Presidential race

Obama-Romney

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-president-local-react-20121106,0,5626897.story

http://www.cecildaily.com/news/local_news/article_698413e0-28a3-11e2-b404-0019bb2963f4.html

AP: http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/nation_world/obama-powers-to-re-election-despite-weak-economy/article_872e53d4-d410-53b5-a119-4a2c2bf9bd3f.html

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-campaignbre89m112-20121023,0,2764942.story

The comments are more interesting than the story: http://towson.patch.com/articles/barack-obama-re-elected-president-b9506fc2?ncid=newsltuspatc00000003

Referendums

Questions 1-3 – These referendums were relatively low-profile issues. All passed.

Question 1 – Requires judges of the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County to be admitted to practice law in this State and to be a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar.

Question 2 – Requires judges of the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County to be admitted to practice law in this State and to be a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar.

Question 3 – Removing elected officials from office under certain circumstances.

http://www.cecildaily.com/news/local_news/article_058fd798-28a8-11e2-a080-0019bb2963f4.html

http://elections.state.md.us/elections/2012/results/general/gen_qresults_2012_4_00_1.html

http://elections.baltimoresun.com/2012/november/results/?id=176

Question 4 – To allow in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants (Dream Act)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/md-voters-deciding-on-dream-act-law/2012/11/06/d539fe66-282f-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story.html

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-other-ballot-20121106,0,2523824.story

http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/dream-act-passes-after-nine-year-battle/article_3f825b33-ba1d-567c-a0e5-575ea2269afe.html

Question 5 – To uphold the congressional redistricting Plan

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/government/voters-uphold-congressional-maps/article_c5585981-9e97-50f5-a694-cad6ecfb2913.html

Question 6 – To uphold the law allowing gay marriage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/vote-on-maryland-same-sex-marriage-law-is-close/2012/11/07/35fcac54-282f-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/looks-like-maryland-is-making-a-historic-choice-on-marriage-equality/2012/11/07/ed73f59c-27d8-11e2-b2a0-ae18d6159439_story.html

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/state/supporters-of-same-sex-marriage-celebrate

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-same-sex-ballot-20121106,0,442750.story

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/us/politics/same-sex-marriage-voting-election.html?hp

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/government/same-sex-marriage-upheld/article_021dfd8e-b76b-56f6-b89d-4dd90b839c2d.html

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/election/the-voters-have-spoken—same-sex-marriage-dream/article_08efe308-1a3b-5602-ba11-aa4551fb8057.html

AP: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/ap/politics/maryland-voters-approve-same-sex-marriage/article_cd20c8ed-ff3e-58c4-b950-5a45ea74b9c1.html

http://www.gazette.net/article/20121107/NEWS/799999278/in-historic-vote-marylanders-approve-same-sex-marriage&template=gazette

http://washingtonexaminer.com/maryland-voters-pass-gay-marriage/article/2512840#.UJpLaqDYHSs

Wrath of God: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=143070#.UJpI3aDYHSs


Question 7 – Gaming Expansion – Video Lottery Terminals and Table Games – Lottery Machines – Veterans’ Organizations

 

http://www.gazette.net/article/20121107/NEWS/799999280/state-prince-george-s-voters-ok-expanded-gambling&template=gazette

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/2012/11/06/4d55edd8-2830-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story.html

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-gambling-ballot-20121106,0,7240120.story

Senate: Ben Cardin v Dan Bongino v Rob Sobhani

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-maryland-senate-20121106,0,1445371.story

http://www.gazette.net/article/20121106/NEWS/711069912/1124/cardin-wins-second-term-in-us-senate&template=gazette

Congress

1st District: Andy Harris v John LaFerla (write-in) v Wendy Rosen (withdrawn)

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20121107/WIC/311070061/Harris-re-electedin-Md-1st-District?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|

2nd District: Dutch Ruppersberger v Nancy Jacobs

http://towson.patch.com/articles/ruppersberger-retains-district-2-house-seat

3rd District: John Sarbanes v Eric Knowles

4th District: Donna Edwards v Faith Loudon

5th District: Steny Hoyer v Tony O’Donnell

6th District: Roscoe Bartlett v John Delaney

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyID=143065#.UJpE4qDYHSs

http://www.gazette.net/article/20121106/NEWS/711079549/bartlett-concedes-in-6th-district&template=gazette

http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-delaney-ousts-bartlett-in-marylands-6th-district-race-20121106,0,6078378.story

7th District: Elijah Cummings v Frank Mirabile

8th District: Chris Van Hollen v Ken Timmerman

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=143067#.UJpGR6DYHSs