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 could have gotten lost in the Election Day chaos.
Here’s a recap of Election Day in Broadneck 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:
Sarbanes Wins Re-Election in Maryland's 3rd District
- Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes earned 67 percent of the vote statewide, and 57 percent in Anne Arundel County against his two competitors—Republican candidate Eric Knowles, who earned 29 percent, and Libertarian candidate Paul Drgos, Jr., who earned 3.5 percent.
Edwards Defeats Loudon for Maryland's 4th District
- Incumbent Rep. Donna Edwards won 75 percent of the vote against Republican Faith Loudon. The Pasadena Republican did take Anne Arundel County, but the majority of the 4th District lies in Prince George's County.
Cardin Wins Maryland Senate Race
- Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin won re-election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican and Severna Park resident 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 Approve All Anne Arundel County Charter Amendments
- Anne Arundel County voters approved all 15 county charter amendments—some with as much as 91 percent approval.
- 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 in Broadneck, a few local voters weighed in which issues were most important to them. Read their views here.
- 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
Lines at the polls on Tuesday were some of the longest area residents had ever seen. The average wait time at most places was around an hour, though some polling stations had shorter lines, with an estimated 10-15 minute wait at Broadneck Library throughout most of the day.
But not everyone had a boring wait in line.
More than 30 members of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Broadneck volunteered to serve coffee and hot chocolate to voters throughout the day, according to church rector Peter Mayer. They were also treated to patriotic tunes played by the church's music director. Patch was there to record a video of the festive proceedings.
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