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Michigan Presidential Primary

Republican National Convention
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Michigan Republicans met in Lansing this weekend to select delegates to the party’s presidential-nominating convention this summer.  Controversies over who will go to Cleveland to choose the nominee were averted. 


I Voted
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You may have noticed the polls were more crowded than usual yesterday.  Turnout in Washtenaw County was much higher than expected.


Jamie VanEffen
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From a statewide perspective, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were the winners in Michigan’s presidential primary elections.  The results were a little different in Washtenaw County. 

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Local clerks reported high turnout and long lines in some places as voters handed Donald Trump a victory in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary, while the Democratic race went to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

Pittsfield Township
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In addition to picking a presidential candidate, voters in Pittsfield Township are being asked to renew a millage increase to help pay for parks and other recreation areas.  


Detroit Does Well

A group of students at Eastern Michigan University are helping educate young voters about the candidates and ballot issues before the primary polls open tomorrow.