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Column: Analytical Failures in the 2012 Election Results with Implications for Other Topics of Importance

on November 9, 2012 - 7:19am
Thoughts from a – hopefully – Enlightened Skeptic
By Ralph E. Chapman

To listen to the pundits before the election you would think that anything could have happened last Tuesday when we all went to the polls.  

The mainstream media was emphasizing just how close the election was going to be and that Mr. Obama was potentially in grave danger of becoming a one-term president.

If you listened to the conservative pundits you were assured that good, as they define it, would win out over evil; some suggested it would be a rout with Gov. Romney getting over 300 electoral votes.

As an aside,

LAHS Students Hold Mock Election

on November 7, 2012 - 3:17pm
From left, Los Alamos High School senior Nicholas Hill cast his ballot as "election workers" Isabelle Coons, senior, and Grace Montano, junior, participate in the LAHS Presidential Mock Election. Photo by Maire O'Neill
 
LAHS News:
 
President Barack Obama won the Presidential Mock Election at Los Alamos High School Tuesday, earning 51 percent of the student vote.
 
Gov. Mitt Romney received 37 percent, Gary Johnson 10 percent and Virgil Goode, Jill Stein and Ross Anderson received less than one percent each.
 
 
The election was organized by LAHS government teachers Michael Montano

Election 2012 Wrap Up

on November 7, 2012 - 2:42pm
Robert Gibson, Bonnie J. Gordon, JoAnn Johnson and Karen Kendall review poll results. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
 
By Carol A. Clark
 
The Los Alamos County Clerk's Office reports that Los Alamos County voters cast 10,684 ballots in the 2012 General Election, which came to a close Tuesday night. 
 
The majority of those votes were cast early or absentee with 3,528 cast on election day, Nov. 6.
 
Voters approved all four proposed Charter Amendments, which was a highly contested issue throughout the campaign season. 
 
LAGRI President Robert Pelak, the group opposing the

On the Mesa Facing North: A Big Night for Local Democrats

on November 7, 2012 - 2:22pm

ON THE MESA FACING NORTH
Column by Greg Kendall
 
Los Alamos Democrats celebrated election results that were very much to their liking. A group of them were seen cheering the national, state and local wins at the new Pajarito Brewpub & Grill late Tuesday night.
 
With Obama taking the Presidency,  Martin Heinrich taking the former senate seat of Sen. Jeff Bingaman and Ben Ray Lujan returning to the House of Representatives, the national scene gave local Democrats something big to cheer about, and they did.
 
In Los Alamos, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, Heinrich (D) lost to Rep.

BREAKING NEWS: Los Alamos Election Results

on November 7, 2012 - 8:01am

The voters have spoken and their new Los Alamos County Councilors are Democrats Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey, center, and Republican Steve Girrens. The newly elected councilors will be sworn in at a ceremony next month to officially take office Jan. 1. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team at the Justice Center election night from left, Photographer Sal Zapien, Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall, Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon, Publisher Carol A. Clark and Election Results Analyst Karen Kendall. Photo by Sharon Stover.

Staff report

Voters

Updated Prelminary Results

on November 6, 2012 - 9:05pm

From left, Bonnie J. Gordon and JoAnn Johnson review the latest poll numbers as Katy Korkos speaks with County Councilor Rick Reiss in the lobby of the Justice Center this evening. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Below, preliminary results reflect all early voting, absentee, Trinity on the Hill and Community Center ballots. Results from ballots cast at the White Rock Fire Station have not yet come in.

STATE REP 43 
Stephanie Richard  4,339
James Hall  4,804
  
COUNTY COUNCIL 
Peter Sheehey  4,277
Michael Redando  3,197
Kristin Henderson  4,403
Marc Clay  4,055
Vincent Chiravalle  3,961

Preliminary Results - Early, Absentee & Community Center

on November 6, 2012 - 8:42pm

Early Voting, Absentee & Community Center Election Day (machine #1)

Campaigns review voting results at Justice Center on Election Night. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
STATE REP 43 
Stephanie Richard  3,559
James Hall  3,712
  
COUNTY COUNCIL 
Peter Sheehey  3,503
Michael Redando  2,659
Kristin Henderson  3,575
Marc Clay  3,140
Vincent Chiravalle  3,082
Steven Girrens  3,313
  
COUNTY CLERK 
Nathan Hjelm  2,729
Sharon Stover  4,217
  
CHARTER #1 
For  3,793
Against  2,877
  
CHARTER #2 
For  3,492
Against  3,118
  
CHARTER #3 
For  3,905
Against  2,616
  
CHARTER #4 
For  4,154
Against  2,368
  
US SENATE 
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