2016 presidential candidates face off in presidential primaries

By Kevyn Collier-Roberts
Listen Up Lansing Staff Reporter

With Super Tuesday at a close, the results from the primary elections have set the tone for the beginning of the race, separating the weak from the strong. However, voters all across the state of Michigan are anticipating their turn to cast their votes and have their voices heard in the primary election on March 8. Any registered voter in Michigan is able to participate in the primary election. According to the law, it is required that voters make their ballot selection either in writing by completing the Application to Vote/Ballot Selection on Election Day, or on the Absent Voter Ballot Application form if they are unable to be present on the primary election date. Seeing as though this is the first election as President Obama’s term comes to an end, it is rather important for voters to participate in the various voting opportunities coming up this year.

Millennials "Feel the Bern"

By Danielle Chesney
Entirely East Lansing

Millennial students are creating clubs to show their dedication to Bernie Sanders, such as the #FeelTheBern MSU group at Michigan State University. While older Democrats may favor Hillary Clinton as their prospective presidential candidate, a poll by NBC News in October 2015 shows that millennials are instead “feeling the Bern” with Bernie Sanders. The poll shows that 54 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 30 would choose to elect Sanders, outweighing Clinton’s 26 percent. “I think that millennials, because they’re young, are idealistic,” said Republican Merri Cullen, 60. “It’s probably one of the coolest ages to be, because you’ve got your whole life ahead of you and you haven’t been jaded yet.

58,000 Michigan voters skipped presidential line

By CAMRYN GINSBERG
Capital News Service
LANSING — More than 58,000 Michigan voters didn’t mark their ballots for any presidential candidate Nov. 6, according to unofficial data from the Secretary of State. That’s twice as many as those who participated in the 2008 election but skipped voting for president. “There will always be those people who are hard to please or cannot make up their mind,” said Bill Ballenger, publisher of the newsletter Inside Michigan Politics. “Some people may have been disappointed in Obama but uninterested in Romney.”

Barack Obama received 2,560,015 votes in the state this year, about 300,000 fewer than in 2008.