Election 2018

Michigan Election 2018 coverage from WKAR News and Off the Record with Tim Skubick.

Bridge magazine reporter Alexandra Schmidt answered some of the biggest questions about Michigan's legalization of recreational marijuana law, approved by voters on November 6, 2018. 

Current State for Nov. 10-11, 2018

Nov 9, 2018

On November 10-11 edition of Current State: recapping the pink & blue wave from Election 2018; passage of legalization of marijuana in Michigan; PBS Playtime expanding their role in Lansing schools & the growing demographic of anglers in the U.P.

After the episode taping concludes, correspondents continue to chat.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Elissa Slotkin
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The newly elected congress member for Michigan’s 8th district says she won’t wait to begin changing Washington. Democrat Elissa Slotkin also believes someone other than Nancy Pelosi should be Speaker of the House when her party becomes the majority in January. 

Michigan flag
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth wrapped up the election results with Morning Edition host Emily Fox and explained what it means for state politics moving forward.

Michigan saw a “pink” and “blue” wave in the midterm election.

Female Democrats took the governor’s office, secretary of state and attorney general’s office. Democrats also picked up some seats in the House and Senate and two women won seats on the Michigan State Supreme Court.

Off the Record | November 9, 2018

Nov 8, 2018

Correspondents Edition.  Panel breaks down the 2018 election.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Democratic Candidates Win 2 Seats on MSU Board of Trustees

Nov 8, 2018
Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
Campaign Facebook pages

As of Wednesday at 9:00 p.m., the two Democratic candidates for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees appear to have edged out their Republican rivals. 

Voters at MSU
Laura Michels / WKAR-MSU

About 4.2 million voters cast ballots in Michigan's midterm election, the highest turnout rate in 56 years.

Latest Results: MSU & Local School Trustees Results

Nov 8, 2018
Mike Miller, Dave Dutch, Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
Campaign websites & Facebook pages

FINAL MSU RESULTS: Wednesday 9:00 p.m.

With more than 7 million votes cast, it appears Brianna Scott and Kelly Tebay, the Democratic candidates for the MSU Board of Trustees will defeat their GOP opponents Dave Dutch and Mike Miller.

Facebook page of Dana Nessel

Democrat Dana Nessel will be Michigan’s next attorney general.

Democrats swept the top of Michigan’s ballot – Winning races for governor, secretary of state, and U.S. Senate.