East Lansing precinct map

East Lansing votes deep blue; student precincts less certain

When Donald Trump was projected winner of Michigan in the 2016 presidential election, it was the first time a Republican presidential candidate won the state since 1988. Ingham County, one of just eight Michigan counties that voted for Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8, favored her with a clear majority of 60.2 percent compared to Trump’s 32.8 percent. East Lansing City Clerk Marie Wicks was expecting her city and county to support Clinton. “Nothing about our results is surprising, but I was surprised by Michigan’s results,” Wicks said.

Splitting Time

With a rising cost of living and higher pressure to be ever-present, part-time work may be the new ideal for Michigan moms.

Michigan congressional district results

Democrats who had hoped to wrest control of the U.S. House from Republicans were left disappointed Tuesday. Republicans maintained their 9-5 advantage over Democrats in Michigan congressional races. All of the state’s incumbent representatives held their seats, and Republicans held two open seats.

Voters cast their ballots on Nov. 8, 2016, at IM Sports-West. IM Sports-West served precinct 15 and had 1,700 registered voters in the area.

Students take passion to the polls to vote for next president

In buildings across Michigan State University’s campus, hundreds of students stood in lines that wound around buildings. The wait to vote was sometimes longer than two hours. One thing was clear: passion drove students to fill campus polling locations.

Cochran challenged by Clark 67th House seat

Democratic incumbent state Rep. Tom Cochran, D-Mason, faces challenger Republican  Leon Clark to represent the 67th District in the state House. With 60 percent of precincts reporting, Cochran leads Clark 56 percent to 44 percent. The 67th District spans much of southern Ingham County. Looking to win his third and final term in office, Cochran previously served on the Lansing Fire Department for over 29 years. Born and raised in Lansing, Cochran has been a mid-Michigan resident his entire life.

MSU students exercise their right to vote on Election Day

“It’s either you stand for something or fall for nothing,” said Michigan State University freshman Sam Bryant on voting in the 2016 Presidential Election. Thousands of MSU students feel the same way, with record-high numbers of new student voters registering to vote in this year’s election.