Category Archives: Presidential Election

Obama sworn in for second term

In timing with Martin Luther King Day, President Obama was sworn in during a private ceremony on Sunday preceding nationwide hoopla today. Watch below, from ABC, as the president is sworn in for another four years.

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2012 turnout compares evenly with 2008

Presidential election excitement and a push for pre-registration prior to the 2012 general election led to a burst in voter turnout unseen for the past four years, according to Union County Clerk Shannon Phillips. Of the 20,086 registered active voters … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the election

After what has seemed like an eternity of bickering between the two dominant sides, Election Night is finally upon us and we at the News-Times will be doing our best to bring up to date results to our Facebook account, … Continue reading

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Union County poised to beat out 2008 early vote total

Four of the original five early voting machines have filled up since the Union County Election Commission programmed the two demonstration machines on Wednesday, according to Union County Clerk Shannon Phillips. The decision to utilize both demo machines for early … Continue reading

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Voting machines begin to fill

Just in time, the Union County Election Commission has arrived at the Union County Courthouse to begin testing and programming the two demonstration machines set to bridge the gap for the rest of the early voting period. Union County Clerk … Continue reading

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Voting machines likely to fill

Based on current trends, the Union County Election Commission is heeding warnings issued by Union County Clerk Shannon Phillips that the five voting machines used for early voting are likely to fill sometime Thursday. Each machine holds a cartridge capable … Continue reading

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SouthArk students give Obama a second term in mock election

By a slight fraction, South Arkansas Community College students preferred Barack Obama to other presidential candidates in a mock election hosted by the college on Thursday, according to an email from Heath Waldrop, marketing and communications coordinator. Overall, of the … Continue reading

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Twitter bomb attempts to push Johnson into debates

A new trend is splashed across millions of Twitter feeds today in an effort to push the powers that be to allow Gov. Gary Johnson, who is running under the Libertarian flag, to be allowed to debate alongside Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Romney trounces Obama in Talk Business-Hendrix College poll

Though not a battleground state, Arkansas’ loyalties were made clear today with the release of a Talk Business-Hendrix College poll in which more than half of all participants named Gov. Mitt Romney as the presidential candidate they’d elect. According to … Continue reading

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Republicans receive local favor in 2012 fundraising

Overwhelmingly, Republican candidates and committees have been heftily preferred in El Dorado during the 2011-2012 election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Top contributors include big names within the oil industry who, like the citywide trend, favored efforts on … Continue reading

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Local Republicans out-give Democrats during 2012 cycle

Nearly 300 campaign contributions ranging from $15,000 to $300 were made by El Dorado individuals or companies during the 2012 cycle, according to The Center for Responsive Politics, which aggregates data compiled by the Federal Election Commission. Top contributors included … Continue reading

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Early vote results available

Early vote results are available as members of the Union County Election Commission await cans from the 19 polling sites to come into the Union County Courthouse. Votes remain close for both El Dorado aldermen races between Paul Choate and … Continue reading

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Early voting stretches until 5 p.m.

Early voting continues until 5 p.m. today in the Union County Clerk’s Office in the 2012 primary election, according to poll workers who say 1,379 Union County voters cast ballots as of 3:30 p.m. Monday. Tomorrow’s election runs from 7:30 … Continue reading

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Obama slipping with Arkansas Independents

Unsurprisingly, Barack Obama is maintaining strong Democratic support while alienating Republicans, however, in a recent poll conducted by Talk Business, the president is now slowly losing points with his Independent base. Seventy-two percent of Arkansas Democrats approve of the president … Continue reading

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Women’s health becomes cog in national politics

The national battle waged on abortion has begun encroaching on other areas of women’s health care with movements by several states to severely limit or completely deny federal funding that largely provides for breast cancer screenings, pap smears and birth … Continue reading

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