Presidential election result leaves pollsters in disarray

If one were to look at the polls for the presidential race in Michigan in August 2016, only one conclusion was possible: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton had it in the bag. As the presidential race wound down and months went by, polls in Michigan grew less predictable , though many remained in Clinton’s favor. In the Detroit Free Press poll from July 30 to Aug. 3, Clinton was on the heels of her Democratic nomination and sat comfortably 11 points above Republican candidate Donald Trump. Trump’s national and state wins on Nov.

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.

Clinton and Trump Lansing Campaign Working to Swing Michigan voters

 

Zero point six miles separate the presidential campaign offices in Lansing, Michigan. But in terms of policy, the two cannot be on further apart on the political spectrum. The two offices have been busy phone banking and canvassing each day leading up to the election. “I let them know why I am interested in supporting Hillary,” said Rose Hunt, a volunteer for the Clinton campaign. “And then we find out whether or not they’re interesting in coming out to volunteer to do phone banking, telephoning calls.”

Fenton resident Patrice Katrak holds her homemade sign at the Bernie Sanders rally. Katrak said she supported Sanders in the primary and is now unsure if she will vote for Hillary Clinton or a third party candidate. 
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At Clinton rally, Sanders supporters weigh pros and cons

Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at Michigan State University on behalf of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. I spoke to Sanders supporters on their feelings on Clinton, Sanders and the Nov. 8 election. [View the story “Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at MSU on behalf of Clinton campaign” on Storify]

Sanders Visits East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. – On Thursday, Oct. 6, Sen. Bernie Sanders held a rally to generate support for Hillary Clinton at Michigan State University. Clinton is the Democratic Party’s nominee in the upcoming presidential election. Sanders sought to persuade millennial voters who supported him in the primary election that Clinton shares his political views.