Politics

Election 2014
11:15 am
Wed November 5, 2014

2014 Election Looks Similar to 2010

The last returns counted in Kalamazoo County early Wednesday morning
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Peter Wielhouwer says mid-term elections tend to be tough for the party that holds the White House. 

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9:43 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Bridge's Guide: What to Watch for During Election Returns

Turnout matters, and so does where those voters come from
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
Who sits in Michigan's governor's office could be determined by who doesn't vote today, as much as who does. Even in a good turnout year, about 1 million fewer Michigan residents will cast ballots in a midterm election (like this year) than in a presidential election, and traditionally those voters who do show up are more likely to vote conservative.
8:03 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Free Rides to the Polls Offered on Election Day

A van will be available downtown for voters riding public transportation
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Three Kalamazoo-area organizations are teaming up to provide free rides to the polls Tuesday on Election Day. Mothers of Hope, the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center and the Kalamazoo branch of the NAACP are offering the rides while the polls are open from 7 a.m.
Election 2014
7:33 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Another Poll Shows Close Race for Governor

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Public Policy Polling says its final survey of Michigan's governor's race shows it is extremely close. 

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6:08 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Money Continues Pouring Into Governor's Race in Final Stretch

Outside money has slowed in Michigan's race for U.S. Senate
With polls showing the Michigan governor's race in a statistical dead heat, money is still pouring into the campaigns of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer as they continue to air TV ads and crisscross the state in search of votes.

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