This week on the Spartan News Update: Midterm election results and Michigan elections including Gretchen Whitmer wins Michigan Governor. President Donald Trump and CNN reporter feud. A school in New York gets tip of bomb threat. Ayanna Pressley was elected as first black women to represent Massachusetts in Congress and California voted on ending Daylight Savings Time.
With all precincts reporting, votes for the East Lansing school board showed an endorsement of incumbents Terah Chambers and Kate Powers, who were re-elected with the top two totals. They are being joined by Chris Martin and Noel Garcia.
On this special election episode of Focal Point News, we break down everything leading up one of the most anticipated midterm election in years. From campaign trails to ballot proposals, Focal Point dissects each candidate, their values and what they would bring to Michigan’s leadership. The state was star-studded the weeks leading up to the election with appearances from past and present government officials including Vice President Mike Pence and former President Barack Obama.
Michigan appears headed toward a new process to draw political boundaries in the state. Proposal 2 would create an independent commission to draw districts for Michigan legislative and congressional offices. Proponents for the measure said the state had fallen victim to gerrymandering, a process by which voting districts are drawn in a way that secures seats for incumbents and their party.