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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:34 PM

****(un)Official Michigan Election Day results thread****

Voted straight party ticket around noon today and was told by the ladies there that turnout was about normal.

Cast my ballot for Johnson, Kelley and McCormack for State Supreme Court and No, Yes, Yes, Yes, No and No on the ballot proposals.

Dem candidates got slaughtered in Upper Michigan in 2010 and I'm hoping we make a comeback this year.

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Reply ****(un)Official Michigan Election Day results thread**** (Original post)
Kaleva Nov 2012 OP
gottavote Nov 2012 #1
notadmblnd Nov 2012 #2
PETRUS Nov 2012 #3
Lefty48197 Nov 2012 #4
GreenEyedLefty Nov 2012 #5
Kaleva Nov 2012 #6
Kaleva Nov 2012 #7
Kaleva Nov 2012 #8
Kaleva Nov 2012 #9
Kaleva Nov 2012 #10
Kaleva Nov 2012 #11
Kaleva Nov 2012 #12

Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:35 PM

1. GOTV GOTV MICHIGAN

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:57 PM

2. I voted Democrat. I voted female.

Lots of lady Democrats running for office in my area.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:54 PM

3. Much like you

I didn't vote yes on 3 because of some questions I have about biomass.

Last I heard things could go either way up north. Fingers crossed.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 07:20 PM

4. We're all hoping for a DEM victory in the 1st!

Gary McDowell is trying to take back this seat from Dan Benishek.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 07:34 PM

5. I voted the same as you on the proposals

I twisted my daughter's arm to get her to come home and vote. She did... but was fainting from hunger in line. I brought her some food. She just got in.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:04 PM

6. Obama wins Michigan. Freep reports all ballot proposals crushed...

except #1 which is too close to call.

http://www.freep.com/

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:34 PM

7. Race in 1st tied at 48% with 20% of precincts reporting.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 11:05 PM

8. Edit: With 66% in, (D) McDowell has taken a 400 vote lead

First time he's lead all night!

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:33 PM

9. Upper Michigan results

Last I read, (D) McDowell's campaign has said he's not ready to concede the race for !st Congressional District until discrepancies in vote reporting have been investigated and absentee ballots are counted. He's currently about 2500 votes below incumbent (R) Benishek.

In the state 110th House district contest, (D) Scott Dianda has defeated incumbent (R) Matt Huuki. In the 109th state House district, (D) John Kivela won the open seat. In the 108th state House district, incumbent (R) Ed McBroom won re-election.

Overall, as far as the state House seats are concerned, Dems made a good showing even though failing to get back the 108th seat which was lost in 2010. The open 109th seat was held and the 110th was regained.

Upper Michigan has one state Senator and he was not up for re-election this year.

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:57 PM

10. Ballot proposal #1 is defeated

"Michigan voters have rejected the state’s toughened emergency manager law, Public Act 4 of 2011.

With 93% of precincts reporting, 52% of state voters said no to keeping the controversial law, while 48% said yes. "

http://www.freep.com/article/20121107/NEWS15/121107008/Michigan-s-toughened-emergency-manager-law-rejected?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|NEWS06

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:26 PM

11. McDowell still in the race

"Despite what seemed to be a public concession, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress Gary McDowell is insisting he is still in the race for Michigan's 1st Congressional District..."

"..."I am so proud of the grassroots campaign we built to fight for hard-working middle class families in Northern Michigan," McDowell said in a written statement sent late Wednesday morning. "We owe it to them and our overseas military to let the process continue and make sure that all absentee and provisional ballots are counted.""

http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/537688/McDowell-still-in-1st-District-race.html?nav=5002

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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:58 PM

12. McDowell concedes. Repub Benishek re-elected to a 2nd term

Bummer. On the bright side McDowell did much better this time around then in 2010 when he lost by 11%. Just a little over 2000 votes made the difference this year but McDowell could not overcome the results from the counties in lower Michigan which make up the southern part of the district. Counties that tended to be Republican and gave Benishek the win.

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