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Recapping Election Day 2012 in Edgewater, Davidsonville

From issues to lines at the polls, see how Election Day went down around town.

Recapping Election Day 2012 in Edgewater, Davidsonville

In the excitement that comes with Election Day, it can be easy to miss some information.

Whether you were standing in long lines at the polls, or engrossed in coverage of the presidential race—some local news may have been lost in the Election Day chaos.

Here’s a recap of Election Day in Edgewater and Davidsonville including who won, what voters had to say on the issues and how it went out at the polls. To read more information on any issue, click on the link.

Results on a local level:

Hoyer Re-elected in Landslide

  • Incumbent Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) claimed victory in the race for his fifth district seat in the House of Representatives after securing a commanding lead over Republican opponent Tony O'Donnell.

Cardin Wins Maryland Senate Race

  • Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican Dan Bongino and independent Rob Sobhani. Cardin received 53 percent of the vote, while Bongino had 28 percent and Sobhani had 17 percent just before midnight on Tuesday.

Voters Set to Approve All Anne Arundel County Charter Amendments

  • Anne Arundel County voters are set to approve all 15 county charter amendments—some with as much as 91 percent approval.

Referendum Questions:

  • Maryland voters approved same-sex marriage (Question 6), the DREAM Act (Question 4), expanded gambling (Question 7) and congressional redistricting (Question 5).

Out at the polls on Tuesday, a few local voters weighed in on Questions 6 and 7. You can read what they had to say here.

Presidential Race:

  • 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.

Lines at the polls

The lines at polling places on Tuesday were some of the longest residents have ever seen. Average wait time at most places was around anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Mary Fenton spent her day Tuesday serving as a chief election judge at Central Middle.

“This is the largest amount of people I’ve ever seen,” Fenton said Tuesday morning.

Even two 17-year-old girls volunteered at local polling stations. Neither could vote, but each said the election was too important to not get involved. 

To read more about how Election Day went at the polls, see the following articles:

  • Residents Brave Long Lines to Vote Tuesday Morning
  • The Marathon: Life as a Chief Election Judge


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