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The people who help Donald Trump become the next president of the United States showed a mix of enthusiasm and hope today. We asked some of them around the country about how they feel and what they expect.

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Southeast Michigan, including Washtenaw County, is one of the few major metropolitan areas without mass transit.

After the November election, that does not appear to be changing any time soon...


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Several other races were decided in Washtenaw County. 

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These are the results of the many Board of Education races in and around Washtenaw County.

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Here are the results of various candidate races in Washtenaw County.

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The following are results of ballot proposals in Washtenaw County.

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Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States.  Republicans also control the U-S House and Senate. Michigan Republicans remain in control of both chambers of the legislature andhave a Republican governor in place. What does that mean for the environment? In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair gets the opinions of  outgoing Ann Arbor State Representative Jeff Irwin.  

*Note:  This interview was recorded live in-studio  at 6:50am.  At the time of recording, some election results were still pending.


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Here are the latest results of other races that occurred in the state of Michigan.

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Michigan voters had reservations about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and concerns about the economy during the election Tuesday.  Here's a look at preliminary results from exit polling conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research in Michigan.

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Three students who protested after racist graffiti was found on buildings at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for continuing a peaceful sit-in at a student center after it closed for the evening.

After an on and off seat on the Washtenaw County commission, former 9th district Commissioner Conan Smith is back on the County board.

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One of the most contested and most expensive congressional races in Michigan involved a former local mayor of Saline.


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Ann Arbor City council leadership will remain the same.  Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor was re-elected after running unopposed. 

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We're also joined now by NPR's Rachel Martin. She'll be hosting our election night special with us which begins in just about 10 minutes. Rachel, welcome.

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Hey, Rachel.

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Next we go to Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker. He's chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Welcome to the program, Senator.

ROGER WICKER: Thank you, and it's great to be with you.

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We are indeed. We're joined by Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat from Missouri. She's at the Javits Center in New York for tonight's Clinton campaign event. Senator McCaskill, thanks for joining us today.

CLAIRE MCCASKILL: Thank you for having me.

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The presidential candidates and their surrogates swung through Michigan on the final day before the polls opened.

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President Barack Obama made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Monday at the University of Michigan's Fisher baseball stadium. 
 


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DONALD TRUMP: We are going to win the great state of North Carolina.

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HILLARY CLINTON: Hello, Pittsburgh.

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There's been an unexpected announcement from an Ann Arbor city council member.  Long time Ann Arbor councilwoman Sabra Briere announced today she is stepping down from her seat in early December.


For decades, one company has pretty much had the monopoly on TV ratings: Nielsen. But, the way people watch TV is changing. A lot of fans are streaming shows from the Internet — not watching on cable TV.

Old-fashioned Nielsen ratings wouldn't show the habits of a family like Kevin Seal's.

A week away from turning 99 years old, Frances Kolarek has a long view of life and presidential elections.

Born in 1917, three years before women won the right to vote, she cast her first presidential vote for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Now, in 2016, she has cast her vote early for Hillary Clinton.

"I think she is undoubtedly the most qualified candidate for the presidency that we have seen in my lifetime," she says from her home at the retirement community where she lives, independently, outside Washington, D.C.

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There is only one more day until voters hit the polls, and the “Get Out the Vote” campaigns continue.

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