Governor Whitmer Wins Reelection; Dems Take State by Storm

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DETROIT, November 9, 2022 ~ Incumbent Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has secured a second term in Lansing, defeating former conservative commentator Tudor Dixon after a contentious race that centered on economic hardships and abortion. 

Also ratified by voters were all three statewide ballot proposals. These measures will require state legislators to make annual financial disclosures, give citizens broader access to voting, and provide women with the freedom to choose in matters of reproductive health. 

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November 9, 2022 ~ Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson talks to Paul W. about Tuesday’s election and she says the turnout was big and there were no major problems.


November 9, 2022 ~ Oakland County Republican Party Chairman Rocky Raczkowski tells Paul W. it was a rough night for the GOP in Michigan.


November 9, 2022 ~ Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley talks to Paul W. and Sean about the election results in Michigan, and he says there are several important messages there for Republicans to take seriously.


November 9, 2022 ~ Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) talks with Kevin and Tom about her re-election.


November 8, 2022 ~ Guy Gordon and Kevin Dietz anchor up-to-the-minute election night results, with 760 WJR Senior News Analysts Lloyd Jackson, Chris Renwick, and Marie Osborne offering on-the-ground coverage from across Metro Detroit and beyond.

(CONTINUED) Legislators that will retain their US House seats and continue in Washington include incumbent Democrat representatives Elissa Slotkin, Debbie Dingle, Haley Stevens, and Rashida Tlaib, with Democrats Shri Thanedar and Hillary Scholten adding to their ranks.

Voter rejection of the Republican-predicted “red wave” went even further, with Democrats securing majorities in both the Michigan state House and Senate, an occurrence not seen in nearly 40 years.  

Find more results below and stay with 760 WJR throughout the week for continuing election 2022 coverage. 

MICHIGAN BALLOT PROPOSALS:

PROPOSAL 1: APPROVED

A Proposal to amend the state constitution to require annual public financial disclosure reports by legislators and other state officials, and change state legislator term limits to 12 total years in legislature.

PROPOSAL 2: APPROVED

A proposal to amend the state constitution to add provisions regarding elections, including: a provision to allow voters to verify identity with either photo ID or signed statement; a provision that would extend the right for all voters to vote absentee in all elections; the availability of state funded absentee ballot boxes and state funded return ballot postage.

PROPOSAL 3: APPROVED

A proposal to amend the state constitution to establish new individual right to reproductive freedom, including right to make all decisions about pregnancy and abortion; allow state to regulate abortion in some cases; forbit prosecution of individuals exercising established right.

OAKLAND COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MILLAGE: APPROVED

A proposal to authorize Oakland County to levy a millage for the purpose of funding public transportation services in Oakland County, including operating, maintaining, improving, and expanding transit services. The millage would be levied at a maximum rate of .95 mills (95 cents per $1,000 in taxable value) for a period of 10 years. 

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