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2016 Elections

Money
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A campaign committee controlled by Republican leaders is facing fines and questions over how it lost track of many thousands of dollars during the last election. 


Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Michigan’s elections chief says it appears there were 31 instances of people casting two ballots in the 2016 election, but it doesn’t seem to have changed any results.  That was the finding of audits of the election results, as well as a separate inquiry into ballot irregularities in Detroit.


Caleb Pluta / MPRN

State officials say any federal investigation will not turn up widespread vote fraud in Michigan, despite unsubstantiated accusations by President Trump that millions of people voted illegally.  


Conan Smith
Metro Matters

2016 was a year for many changes in local government in Washtenaw County.  One elected official garnered much of the attention.


Jeff Irwin
Michigan House of Representatives / housedems.com

The legislative session in Lansing came to an end this year with a flurry.  Numerous bills were passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and sent to Governor Rick Snyder to be signed into law.  For some, it marks an end to time in office, but it also doesn't necessarily mean goodbye.


Christopher Taylor
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

As 2016 draws to a close, it's a chance to reflect on the past year and look forward to what's coming in the year ahead.  Here's what that means for Ann Arbor's mayor.


Ypsilanti
Courtesy Photo / City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti will start the New Year looking for ways to improve its financial crisis.


University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor Police now say there is no merit to the claim by a University of Michigan student, who said she was threatened for wearing a hijab.


Ballot Box
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Washtenaw County will soon get reimbursed for the partial presidential recount it conducted earlier in December.  


Michigan Electors Cast Votes For Trump

Dec 20, 2016
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Protests and a national campaign to convince presidential electors to vote for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump did nothing to change the result in Michigan. 


Ballot Box
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The state will look into problems with ballots cast in 20 Detroit precincts in last month’s elections.  The recount last week showed big discrepancies in the number of votes counted and the number of ballots stored in containers.  That left more than half the city’s precincts unrecountable.


Michigan Supreme Court
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Supporters of continuing the statewide presidential ballot recount maintain the slimmest of hopes that it might resume once the Michigan Supreme Court weighs in.     


Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

After a federal judge cleared the way to stop a presidential recount in Michigan, the Washtenaw County Elections Division has stopped counting ballots.  


Vote Here
Tom Hagerty / flickr.com

A state elections panel meets this morning to deal with a court order to end the recount of ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.  


Bill Schuette
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

More courtroom drama today as Michigan Republicans and the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump continue try to shut down the statewide ballot recount.  


Ballot Box
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The Washtenaw County Elections Division is currently conducting a recount of the of the presidential election. 


   At least three lawsuits have now been filed related to Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s effort to force a recount of the ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.

Michigan Republicans
Courtesy Photo / migop.org

This afternoon marks the deadline for Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s campaign to ask for a recount of the ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election. 


University of Michigan
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Predictions for the future of Michigan's economy remain upbeat, despite political uncertainty in Washington, according to a University of Michigan report.


Jerry Clayton
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

Prior to the November general election racial tensions were running on high around the country and in Washtenaw County.  Post-election tensions have only increased with incidents of ethnic and racial intimidation growing in numbers.  In this conversation with WEMU's David Fair, Sheriff Clayton discusses ongoing community engagement efforts and the need for more. 


Michigan Department of Education
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Reports of bullying and harassment are up in Michigan schools following last week’s election.  And state officials are speaking out.


Michigan House of Representatives
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Republicans have hung onto their majority in the state House.  Meanwhile, Democrats are planning a change of leadership for next year. 


Donald Trump
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President-elect Donald Trump won Michigan Tuesday by the narrowest margin in the state’s history.


Washtenaw County
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

Several other races were decided in Washtenaw County. 

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

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