Friday, November 9, 2012
Mitt Romney won 98 of Gwinnett's 156 precincts.
On Election Day 2012, Mitt Romney drew 54 percent of the Gwinnett County vote by winning 98 of the county’s 156 precincts. According to unofficial results available on the Georgia Secretary of State website, Romney finished with 159,563 votes, compared to 131,879 for President Barack Obama, who won re-election nationwide. Romney dominated the vote in the county from Peachtree Corners up the Chattahoochee River to Buford, across the northern part of Gwinnett to Dacula and through a swath mostly north of U.S 78 between Snellville and Lilburn. See also: President Obama, on the other hand, did well in between Norcross and Lilburn, up I-85 to the northern areas of Lawrenceville, and the southern corner of the county south of U.S. 78. Romney’s…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Trump is asking President Obama to release his college and passport records and applications in exchange for a $5 million donation to the charity of the President's choice. What do you think about this announcement?
Since the final presidential debate, billionaire and Mitt Romney supporter Donald Trump has said he will be making a major announcement that will shake up the presidential race. On Wednesday, Trump made that announcement on YouTube. In the video, Trump calls Obama "the least transparent president in the history of this country." He is now asking the President to release his college and passport records and applications. In exchange, Trump will donate $5 million dollars to the charity of Obama's choice. What do you think about Trump's announcement? Do you think it will affect the election or do you think Trump is trying to keep is name in the news? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.
Monday, October 22, 2012
What time does the final face-off between President Obama and Gov. Romney start and where can you watch it?
Tonight is the third and final presidential debate before the November 6th election. The debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney begins at 9pm. It airs on the four major broadcast networks, PBS, CNN and more. Tonight's debate will be moderated by CBS' Bob Schieffer, host of CBS' Face the Nation. If you are unable to get to a television, you may also watch the debate live here on Lawrenceville Patch. You will also be able to share your opinions and comments in real time with other Patch readers.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In an exclusive interview with Lawrenceville Patch, Timothy Swiney opens up about becoming a Democrat and talks about being a gay man running for office in Georgia.
When I first walked into the downtown office of Timothy Swiney, he was wearing a fluorescent orange baseball cap with googly eyes and a fuzzy nose glued onto it. “My kid made me this,” said Swiney with a laugh as he pulled off the hat and fixed his hair. His kids were the reason why he dropped out of the race for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in 2010 and, as he said, the reason why he’s now running for House of Representatives District 101—the seat currently held by freshman Representative Valerie Clark after redistricting. In 2010, Swiney was in the process of adopting two children. His daughter was diagnosed with Cerebal Palsy, so he decided to quit the Commissioners’ race to focus on his family. Since then, his two year old …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Our military Patch in Fort Stewart, Ga. is there covering President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to the area.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Rick Santorum Announced he's dropping out of the presidential race Tuesday. Should Georgia's Newt Gingrich bow out as well?
On Tuesday afternoon, Rick Santorum announced he's suspending his bid for the White House. USA Today reports Santorum said "We made the decision over the weekend to suspend this campaign." He continues,"While this presidential race is over for me, we are not done fighting... We are going to continue to fight for the Americans who stood up and gave us that air under our wings." Santorum said the hospitalization of his daughter Bella Friday night made him stop and think about his role as a parent. Since the former Pennsylvania Senator is suspending his campaign, he still will be able to raise funds. Meanwhile, Georgia's own Newt Gingrich is still on the campaign trail. On Sunday, the Huffington Post reported that Gingrich's campaign is …