Category Archives: Elections

Democrats renew push for no-reason absentee voting in Michigan

Democratic state lawmakers are again hoping to allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan.

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has said recently that more people who have died or moved out of state must be removed from the state’s voter registration database before lawmakers will agree to stop putting conditions on who can vote absentee.
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Governor: Not concerned about early ballot polls

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Governor Rick Snyder says he’s not paying attention to early polls that show the road funding proposal on the May ballot is in trouble. The proposal would raise the state sales tax to 7 percent as part of a complicated plan to fund road repairs without taking money from schools or local governments. Continue reading

Kalamazoo County re-count to begin Dec. 8

The November election results are now official. The Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified the returns today. But there is at least one re-count pending in a state Senate race out of Kalamazoo County where Democrat Sean McCann lost to Republican Margaret O’Brien. Continue reading

Peters sees greater chance for bipartisanship as he enters Senate in minority

Congressman Gary Peters speaks with reporters at a restaurant in Rochester a day after Michigan voters elected him to the U.S. Senate.

Congressman Gary Peters speaks with reporters at a restaurant in Rochester a day after Michigan voters elected him to the U.S. Senate.

Democrat Gary Peters is optimistic he will be able to work with Senate Republicans to pass measures he has championed as a candidate. That’s despite the fact that he will be entering the U.S. Senate in the minority party after Republicans seized control in Tuesday’s election.
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Snyder wins 2nd term; Schuette, Johnson reelected

RickSnyderGovernor Rick Snyder cruised to a second and final term as Michigan voters handed Republicans a string of victories in the mid-term elections.

This was supposed to be one of the closest governor’s races in decades. Many polls showed it neck-and-neck until the end. But that’s not how it shaped up once the votes were counted.
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Peters declares victory in U.S. Senate race

Rep. Gary Peters (D) speaking at a victory celebration in Detroit Tuesday night.

Rep. Gary Peters (D) speaking at a victory celebration in Detroit Tuesday night.

Michigan voters have sent Rep. Gary Peters to the U.S. Senate. He easily defeated Republican Terri Lynn Land for the open seat.

Gary Peters gave his victory speech in front of hundreds of Democratic supporters in Detroit. Continue reading

Election officials are reporting high voter turnout this afternoon

Election officials across central and northern Michigan are reporting high voter turnout at the polls today.

Some officials said they have been seeing more voters than in the last midterm election.

They said a steady stream of people have been out casting ballots in places like Midland, Alpena and Grand Traverse Counties. Continue reading

Campaigns fire up their GOTV, ballot security operations

votePolitical parties have fired up their get-out-the-vote operations as candidates are in their final sprint of the 2014 election campaign. With the race for governor apparently too tight to call, Republican incumbent Rick Snyder and his Democratic challenger Mark Schauer have a hectic schedule that keeps them busy til the polls close at 8 pm.
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