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Gongwer's Zach Gorchow on key races, West Michigan voting, and Democrats' hopes in Lansing

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Rebecca Williams
Michigan Radio
More than 5 million Michiganders voted in Tuesday's election. More than 2 million voted in person at polling places like this one in Brighton.

Michigan voters weighed in on much more than just the presidential election this year. It was a long ballot with statewide proposals, a U.S. Senate race, and many state legislative races. That's all on top of local issues.

Zach Gorchow is the executive editor and publisher at Gongwer News Service. He joined Michigan Radio's Doug Tribou for a look at some of the key races. 

In this interview Gorchow discusses: 

  • Key races for the Michigan Legislature and the Democrats' earlier hopes for gaining control of the state House of Representatives 

  • The race for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court 

  • Voting trends in West Michigan and the 3rd Congressional district.

Editor's note: This conversation was recorded Wednesday morning while results were still coming in. 

Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Public staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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