Best Of: Coverage of Election 2012 in Montgomery County

Patch reporters hit the streets and got up close and personal with Maryland voters Tuesday.


Hundreds of thousands of voters turned out in Maryland to help re-elect President Obama and pass a series of controversial voter initiatives.

See How Montgomery County Voted on Major Issues Including The Presidential Election, Board of Education, Dream Act, and Same-Sex Marriage.

Top Political Stories Across the County: 

Election 2012: We Found a Romney Voter in Silver Spring

In an area known for being overwhelmingly Democratic, we spoke with many Obama supporters and residents who supported gay marriage. But, in a tongue-in-cheek report, we found a woman in Silver Spring who voted for his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. 

Faces of Wheaton Voters: Election Day 2012

What brought Wheaton voters to the polls Tuesday night? Obama vs. Romney, same-sex marriage, the Dream Act and gambling expansion.

Heavy Voter Turnout Reported in Bethesda

Long lines delayed election results in Montgomery County, with some areas reporting heavy turnout and others experiencing minimal evening lines.

Food Truck Brings Barbecue To Gaithersburg Voters

Is there ever too much Americana? Not in Gaithersburg. David Cornblatt's "Curley's Q" food truck was parked near the main entrance for voters at Gaithersburg High School, offering smoked barbecue to hungry voters.

VIDEO: Takoma Park Voices Strong Opinions on Election 2012

Residents share their views about the issues on the ballot that matter the most to them.

Potomac Voters Experience Long Lines At Election Polls

Just under 1,200 residents showed up to vote at Bells Mill by late Tuesday, with a swollen line of voters wrapping around the halls.

Race-Weary Rockville Goes to the Polls

The bumper stickers on the back of Colin Alter’s car said it all: “Vote Against Question 5” next to a John Delaney sticker that matched the T-shirt Alter wore over several layers of clothing on a chilly Election Day afternoon in Rockville. 

Election Day 2012 in Chevy Chase

Top concerns for Chevy Chase voters on Election Day were the referendum questions on expanded gambling, same-sex marriage and the "Dream Act" in Maryland, as well as the selection of the president. Explore Chevy Chase Patch's video gallery to hear what residents said was most important to them when they voted. 


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