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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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Last Minute 2014 Michigan Primary Election Primer [Video]

By Jo Anne Paul | WJIM-AM

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate race.

And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket, there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

Despite the significance of the outcome of the primary on Tuesday, fewer than one million voters in Michigan are likely to cast ballots, The Detroit News reported today. That would be even less than the all-time low numbers recorded in August 1990.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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West Michigan Election Results – May 6, 2014

School issues, sidewalks, and more were on the ballot in West Michigan today.

Results are in.

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MSNBC Reporter Can’t Figure Out Will.I.Am’s Name [FBHW]

An MSNBC reporter had a hard time identifying Will.I.Am during election coverage on Tuesday night.  At first he reported that the man standing behind him was Wyclef Jean, wrong.  He then corrected himself by claiming he was Wale, also wrong.  Finally on the third try, the reporter correctly identifies the man as Will.I.Am.  That whole debacle led to some awesomely awkward cross talk between the anchors and the reporter.

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Should Election Day Be A National Holiday? [Poll]

In the majority of countries around the world, voting takes place on a weekend or election day is a national holiday.  This allows for the most people to reach the polls without their jobs interfering.  Some countries even have polls open for several days or weeks to make sure that everyone who wishes to vote can do so.  Should the United States do the same thing?  Take our poll and tell us what you think.

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Help Elect WGRD’s Representative To The Michigan Association Of Broadcasters

Every year, one member of our team here at WGRD is elected to represent the station to the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.  That position holds many great responsibilities including: submitting award nominations, filing paperwork, attending fundraisers, etc.  Actually, that doesn't sound too great... does it?  

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