The Board of State Canvassers on Monday has officially adopted the vote totals for the November elections, including the presidential race. The official count is almost 2.6 million votes for President Obama; 2.1 million for Mitt Romney.
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There are six statewide ballot proposals for Michigan voters to decide in the 2012 election. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s State Capitol Bureau Chief, Rick Pluta about the ballot issues, starting with Proposal One.
Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 11:43 am
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On Election Day next week, Michigan voters will face a question about international bridges and tunnels. It's really a question about one bridge in particularly - a long-planned and highly-contested connection between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
As Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek reports, it's an electoral twist in a bitter struggle with Michigan's governor and Canada on one side, and a billionaire bridge owner on the other.
Two local public service veterans are competing to represent Michigan's 69th district in the state House. Democrat Sam Singh is a former East Lansing councilman and mayor. Republican Susan McGillicuddy is a former Meridian Township trustee who's served as the township's supervisor for the last 12 years.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra says federal alternative energy business subsidies are a waste of money that he would end if given the chance. The former congressman appeared Friday on a statewide public radio call-in show.
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There are two contested races this year for judgeships in Ingham County. In the 30th circuit court, attorneys Jim Jamo and Ken Ross are each vying for the bench. State representative Mark Meadows is challenging attorney Andrea Larkin to become a judge in 54B district court.
WKAR's Kevin Lavery and WKAR's Mark Bashore report.
Governor Rick Snyder says Proposal Two should not be viewed as a referendum on whether Michigan becomes a right-to-work state that outlaws compulsory union membership. The question would guarantee collective bargaining rights in the state constitution.
Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 12:14 am
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Foreign policy proved to be a subject that kept the tone mostly substantive tonight in the third and final debate between President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney before the Nov. 6 election.