Recapping Election Day 2012 in Pasadena

From issues to lines at the polls, see how Election Day went in Pasadena.


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 Pasadena 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:

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.

Ruppersberger Retains District 2 House Seat

  • U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger III was re-elected in the District 2 House of Representatives race, defeating challenger Nancy Jacobs.

Sarbanes Wins Re-Election in Maryland's 3rd District

  • Incumbent Rep. Paul Sarbanes soundly defeated his two challengers in the race for Maryland's 3rd District on Tuesday.

Edwards Defeats Loudon for Maryland's 4th District

  • Incumbent Rep. Donna Edwards won 75 percent of the vote against Faith Loudon, a Pasadena Republican. Loudon 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.

Maryland Voters Approve 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. Click here to read what they said.

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 area residents have ever seen. Average wait time at most places was around an hour. People compared notes on Pasadena Patch's Facebook page, with one voter waiting 90 minutes at Chesapeake Bay Middle School and another saying two machines broke down at Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Co.

What is your reaction to Election Day? Tell us in the comments.

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