Election 2018

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UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal. Straight ticket option will not be available on November ballot.

There’s still a chance Michiganders could vote straight ticket on the November ballot. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports a group trying to keep straight ticket voting has appealed to the U-S Supreme Court.


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America On the Line is a new Monday-Thursday call-in designed to bring Americans together for a national conversation during the lead-up to the midterm elections. The program comes to WKAR NewsTalk on Monday, September 10 at 10pm.

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The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate has adopted ballot initiatives that would increase the state's minimum wage and require paid sick leave.

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Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later.

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and her Republican opponent, John James, have made plans for two televised debates before November's election, the first time Michigan voters will be able to watch a Senate debate in 10 years.

Michigan Republican Convention
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The Michigan Republican party has its ticket finalized for the November election. While multiple people called for unity, there is still some discontent within the party. 

Democrats Choose Two MSU Board of Trustees Nominees

Aug 26, 2018
Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
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A woman who says she’s a survivor of a sexual assault that happened while she was a student at Michigan State University and a former prosecutor who became pregnant while studying at MSU are the two Democratic nominees for the MSU Board of Trustees.


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On Saturday, the GOP and Democratic Michigan conventions nominated candidates for three university boards and the State Board of Education. 

Bill Schuette, Lisa Lyons
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The Ingham County Circuit Court Monday determined that there will not be a grand jury investigation into alleged wrongdoing by Bill Schuette. 


Garlin Gilchrist II, Gretchen Whitmer
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer has announced that her running mate is Garlin Gilchrist II, who runs the University of Michigan's Center for Social Media Responsibility.


Bill Schuette and Lisa Posthumus Lyons
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Attorney General Bill Schuette has chosen Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate for the November election. Schuette is the Republican nominee for governor – he won about 50 percent of his party’s vote in the primary. If Schuette is successful in the general election, Lyons will be the state’s next Lieutenant Governor.


With less than three months to go until Michigan elects its next Governor, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in commercials on TV. Prepare to see a lot more.


On this edition of Current State: the gubernatorial race now until November, an interview with Rashida Tlaib, a new charter school in East Lansing, a gallery combining art and science in Detroit, the new milk processor in St  Johns and secrets of the sugar industry.


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Gretchen Whitmer ha ganado la nominación Democrática para Gobernador de Michigan, venciendo a dos competidores para avanzar a la elección de noviembre para suceder al Gobernador Republicano, Rick Snyder.  

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is calling for a thorough investigation into election problems in Wayne County during Tuesday's primaries. 

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