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Barack Obama Wins Connecticut

Voters in Connecticut on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 7 Electoral votes.

Barack Obama won Connecticut’s 7 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times.

Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Connecticut. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. 

The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was health care.

Click here to keep track of the states the candidates have won.

cirrus November 19, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Rachel, Last bottle of champagne I had the pleasure of making disappear was a nice Louis Roederer Cristal Brut. I am sure you are familiar with that from your time at the Casa.. Alas, those days ale long gone also..
cirrus November 19, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Now we are having fun!!. Get to Alhambra? Was just in the north last year for a refresher.. wonderful!.. Ahhh.. What life.. Imagine a mix of our two cultures! they are on the 'enjoy life' side a bit too much and we are on the 'gotta have more' side a bit too much.. The town square is so marvelous. the people are sooo gracious.. the food!!!!! I remember hearing of the festival but I was there jan- late feb. Just missed it. did you get north to Galicia??? fabulous!
Rachel Lundquist November 19, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Wow- you can remember exact labels ? Jeez, not me ! I retained the language but I definitely can't remember champagne labels from 1985 ! I just remember it was good- At least to my immature palate- Plus, I am sure I probably drank the cheapest they had for the students that helped out there-And That one you mentioned sounds expensive- Yes, they were good times- Gone... but definitely not forgotten !
Maria Giannuzzi November 19, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Go back and re-read my comment. If you have lived in Boston, especially the North End and near Boston University, you would know there is a big difference between a cosmopolitan place like Boston and suburban Connecticut. There is nothing wrong with a suburban lifestyle if that is what you like. But it is not a cosmopolitan lifestyle. It usually doesn't include men in $2,000 suits sitting at the table next to yours at an Italian restaurant or practically bumping into the conductor of the Boston Pops at a neighborhood bookstore. Suburbs can have their advantages, but they also can be isolating and provincial. Uniformity is usually not good for the human spirit.
Maria Giannuzzi November 19, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Thank you, Carl. I appreciate your kind words. Best.
Rachel Lundquist November 19, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Agreed- And I bet that was one good bottle of champagne !!
Maria Giannuzzi November 19, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Great comment.
cirrus November 19, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Nice to meet you Rachel, We just illustrated a fact that is missing on htese pages. Shared good memories can bridge a LOT of disagreements. I mean that your memories of fun, sun, experiences are universal and not one countries claim. or one people or one groups claim. Our small conversation just brought us both to a shared place and smiles.. Nice! Yes, It was a very expensive bottle. served in a Chateau near L'Orient. ahhhhhh.....
Tin Foil Hat November 19, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Oddly enough I was at the alhambra in 1973. I still have the color glossy book somewhere. Now I'll have to go try and find it. God knows where it is... As I recall (40 years later) the red fortress was somewhere on the road from Toledo to Granada? It's all so vague now. I've already forgotten more than most people will ever know...
Rachel Lundquist November 19, 2012 at 09:20 PM
@Tin Foil Hat - YES ! A third person added to the visitors at Alhambra !~ That is awesome- I may have to dig out all of my photos from Spain now too !
Rachel Lundquist November 19, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Ok- some of my day off should be spent cleaning- (what's left of it ) Adios !!
Maria Giannuzzi November 19, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Well, I'm glad it's only me. There's hope for you, Disgusted. Now, if only we could change that name. What is good for the child or adult with a pre-existing condition who cannot get health insurance? What is good for the single woman laid off for the first time from her corporate job after three decades and with no prospects? What is good for the low-wage worker with no health insurance or any other benefits? What is good for the young man who desperately wants to work but lacks a birth certificate because he was born to the wrong kind of mother? What is good for the adult who cannot read or write above a sixth-grade level? What is good for the person who is reminded repreatedly he has no value in our society? Maybe we should listen to them for a change, and find out what they want.
Robin Hood November 19, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Like I said. We're not going to make it. what a bunch of BS this thread has.......really....just a bunch of wankers whining about how they can't be wrong.....lame
Tin Foil Hat November 19, 2012 at 09:26 PM
I grew up in outside of Helsinki and spent my youth in Paris. Our housekeeper was from Spain and invited us to spend a few weeks in the summer. One of my best memories was staying in Pau and then crossing the Pyrenees on the way. Never made it to Gibraltar. Maybe someday.
cirrus November 19, 2012 at 09:27 PM
tinfoil, adjust the edges of the tin foil to point north. you will get better reception and memories flood back in a Torrent.
cirrus November 19, 2012 at 09:31 PM
tinfoil, where>??? I lived for a time in Riihimaki, well, near there. get to Lapland??
Tin Foil Hat November 19, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Haha! However, I prefer to minimize my surface to volume ratio, so my Tin Foil Hat is necessarily round. Google tin foil hat images. There are some great ones. The cat pics just crack me up.
Tin Foil Hat November 19, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Vantaa. I think the street name was Honkatie. Funny how I cannot remember to take the trash out... I still have all my sauna things, except for the birch branches but I can go out to the yard to get those! I seem to recall going to a troll village. I just can't remember the name. And the yule goats! I still have those, though you can buy them in old mystic village...
Tin Foil Hat November 19, 2012 at 09:47 PM
But, yes I have been to Lapland - reindeer jerky!
Tin Foil Hat November 19, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Reworded for contrast: What is good for the child molester or adult molester with a pre-existing condition who cannot get health insurance? What is good for the single fantastically wealthy white man laid off for the first time from his corporate job after three decades and with no prospects? What is good for the low-wage street walker with no health insurance or any other benefits? What is good for the young man who desperately wants to work but lacks a birth certificate because he was born in Kenya to the wrong kind of mother? What is good for the public school graduate who cannot read or write above a sixth-grade level? What is good for the person who is reminded repeatedly that unless he or she has a college education he or she has no value in our society? Maybe we should listen to them for a change, and find out what they want?
Bill November 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM
They must be wrong if they disagree with you robin.
Joel November 19, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Please stop...
Robin Hood November 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM
not disagree deny facts truth and logic our problem is that for about 20 years we've been an opinion based society, which has no basis in fact or truth its all pick on a group to make ourselves feel superior while the rich rip us all off it is retarded
Tin Foil Hat November 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Robin, All you have said is true. However, it's been true since before you were born. It will be true after your great grand children are grandparents. At some point you have to let it go or decide to act. You seemed so terribly vexed and I feel badly for you. For myself, I've decided to act. I have little to lose at my age, but I do understand that it's not a simple thing to do. But, it's pointless to rage against the machine. Do or not do.
Kaptainsteve November 19, 2012 at 11:49 PM
@Mik; "What a wonderful world it would be if everyone accepted the simple moral premise of rejecting all acts of aggression. The retort to such a suggestion is always: it’s too simplistic, too idealistic, impractical, naïve, utopian, dangerous, and unrealistic to strive for such an ideal. The answer to that is that for thousands of years the acceptance of government force, to rule over the people, at the sacrifice of liberty, was considered moral and the only available option for achieving peace and prosperity. What could be more utopian than that myth—considering the results especially looking at the state sponsored killing, by nearly every government during the 20th Century, estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. It’s time to reconsider this grant of authority to the state." Ron Paul, 11/14/12
Even though November 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Name me ONE government run program NOT losing money? Now it's healthcare inevitably going to rear it's head for the same. CT is lost to repeat the mistakes of California, who we will be bailing out soon. Taxpayers are those that pay taxes! 9+% unemployment. When CT votes along the Democratic party line they vote to decrease funding to Defense spending, something that CT businesses rely on. So how much sense does that make? We are voting to cut our own throats financially. Carry on boys and girls!
Even though November 20, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Bottom line is BOTH parties spent millions of dollars on advertising during this campaign. An obscene amount of money, while NY and NJ still suffer and we bailout FEMA AGAIN. Why you ask, because, as Americans, the advertising community knows we are susceptible to commercials and polls and pay absolutely no attention to things like voting records. Now there are exceptions but as a whole Americans are politically stupid, which is why we didn't ask for REAL debates moderated by REAL people who would hold the candidates feet to the fire. Instead we have then doing Jay Leno, The View, and any other talk show they can. We get what we vote for. Now get out of my way Survivor is on!
Joel November 20, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Really, please stop. Enough is enough. This thread is done. No more.
Even though November 20, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Jane? How much does a 10 minute segment on the Letterman show or The view cost? Priceless, Jane. So your figures are moot.
Jon Gibson November 20, 2012 at 01:21 AM
How bout a new website for these folks: www.patch.com/politicalstoriesthatgetcommentedontodeath

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