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Democrats appear to have Michigan Senate, House, Governor’s office

For the first time in roughly 40 years, the Democratic Party has control of the Michigan Legislature.

The political hat-trick sees Gretchen Whitmer retaining the Governor’s office, and her party controlling the State Senate for the first time since 1984, and the House for the first time since 2010. That’s if current projections giving Democrats a 56-54 majority in the House hold true, along with a projected 20-18 split in the upper chamber.

This means Whitmer would have a very different second term in office, and the party will drive budget negotiations, what bills flow through committees, and what legislation is voted on.

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7 comments

Charles U Farley November 10, 2022 at 4:34 pm

Well Michigan, it was nice while it lasted. You’re going to beat Illinois to the finish line in the race to be the California of the Midwest!

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Mark Nesbitt November 10, 2022 at 6:54 pm

My sympathy Michgan.

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Bob Barnes November 11, 2022 at 6:17 am

I wonder the exact count of mail in ballots, absentee ballots and in person ballots compared to all registered voters in the state of Michigan. I don’t believe the voters of Michigan agreed or forgot what the Democrats did over the last 2 years.

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Carman Greenlee November 11, 2022 at 8:49 pm

Wow though u all were smarter then that. Don’t complain you the voters did this to yourself. Now u get what u deserve.

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Carman Greenlee November 11, 2022 at 8:52 pm

Finger left off the “t” sorry

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C G November 11, 2022 at 9:19 pm

U thought GW was bad the first term you ain’t seen nothing yet, don’t complain you did this to yourselves. It was nice knowing you Michigan.

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Charles U Farley November 12, 2022 at 5:59 pm

Actually, there’s a good chance the people in Michigan didn’t actually choose this…

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