Politics

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More than $1-million was raised and spent in seven state House races last year. Three of those were in Southwest Michigan. Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director says it’s part of the growing amount of money in state elections.


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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s elections chief says it appears there were 31 instances of people casting two ballots in the 2016 election, but it doesn’t seem to have changed any results. That was the finding of audits of the election results, as well as a separate inquiry into ballot irregularities in Detroit. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) State officials say any federal investigation will not turn up widespread vote fraud in Michigan, despite unsubstantiated accusations by President Trump that millions of people voted illegally. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A state board has approved spending as much as $82 million dollars over the next two years for new voting machines in every precinct in Michigan. 

Michigan Senators Tackle Voting Reform

Jan 24, 2017
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(MPRN-Lansing) State Senators are making voting laws an issue this year. A mostly Democratic group of Senators has introduced a set of bills they say will make voting easier for everyone. 

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