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Old 11-07-2018, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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This is an interesting map of how each county of Michigan voted for Governor.

If you want to dive into it county-by-county here is the link:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...elections.html




How did your county vote? Surprising?

A lot of people talk about the differences between ultra-right-leaning Ottawa County (the one just to the left of Grand Rapids) and how left-leaning Kent County is becoming (the county that encompasses GR and its immediate suburban cities).



Even Oakland County seems to be more left-leaning than 20 years ago and much of the right-leaning folks are moving to Macomb and Livingston? Although I see even Macomb went for Whitmer in this election.

Wait a minute!! Grand Traverse County went for Schuette??!! That's a surprise.

PLEASE KEEP THIS DISCUSSION CIVIL. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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Old 11-07-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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Kent county surprises me a little, but GR really is getting more of a big city vibe these days. Traverse City, or I guess that's probably Grand Traverse County, surprises me a bit.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Kent county surprises me a little, but GR really is getting more of a big city vibe these days. Traverse City, or I guess that's probably Grand Traverse County, surprises me a bit.
Completely surprising about Grand Traverse County. I know Traverse City is not like Ann Arbor but I definitely thought it leaned that way.

Although it's not a completely scientific method of determining the political leanings of a particular county. Whitmer may not have spent a lot of time and money up in the Traverse area. Kalkaska and Antrim Counties up there: not suprising.



Marquette County is a surprise in red-rich UP.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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I'm really not all that surprised about Whitmer, I figured there would be a change. And even though I voted for him, Schuette wasn't a really likeable candidate. Just very dry and low key, and apparently that doesn't sell. Also, I guess the #metoo movement must have forgotten his work prosecuting Nasser, and the residents of Flint must have forgotten all the indictments on those involved with the water crises.


What really surprises me is Slotkin, Stabenow and Stevens. As does the clean sweep of the proposals. I wanted to see prop 1 win but definitely not the others.


Overall, my biggest disappointment was John James. I thought he was a great candidate, and hopefully we see more of him in the future.


Another big disappointment, although not related to our state , was seeing Alexandria Ocasio Cortez win her seat. If that is the direction our country is headed... SMH..
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I'm really not all that surprised about Whitmer, I figured there would be a change. And even though I voted for him, Schuette wasn't a really likeable candidate. Just very dry and low key, and apparently that doesn't sell. Also, I guess the #metoo movement must have forgotten his work prosecuting Nasser, and the residents of Flint must have forgotten all the indictments on those involved with the water crises.


What really surprises me is Slotkin, Stabenow and Stevens. As does the clean sweep of the proposals. I wanted to see prop 1 win but definitely not the others.


Overall, my biggest disappointment was John James. I thought he was a great candidate, and hopefully we see more of him in the future.


Another big disappointment, although not related to our state , was seeing Alexandria Ocasio Cortez win her seat. If that is the direction our country is headed... SMH..
I'm not sure what Schuette did above and beyond his "job" as Attorney General regarding the Nassar case.

What's your beef with Cortez? Michigan alos was one of the first States to send a Muslim woman to Washington in this election. Which was sort of surprising but not so much with the huge growth of the Muslim population in metro Detroit area.

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Old 11-07-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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I'm not sure what Schuette did above and beyond his "job" as Attorney General regarding the Nassar case.

What's your beef with Cortez? Were you also disappointed that Michigan was one of the first States to send a Muslim woman to Washington in this election?

Regardless of if it was "his job" or not, he was involved right ?


As far as Cortez, where do I start ? It's obvious your opinions differ on her , so let's just leave it at that. We have different opinions.


As far as Rashida Tlaib, my disappointment has nothing to do with her gender or religion, just the D after her name.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Regardless of if it was "his job" or not, he was involved right ?


As far as Cortez, where do I start ? It's obvious your opinions differ on her , so let's just leave it at that. We have different opinions.


As far as Rashida Tlaib, my disappointment has nothing to do with her gender or religion, just the D after her name.
Fair enough.

I just don't know that anyone who is/was passionate about the #metoo movement would've given Schuette credit for prosecuting Nassar as part of his job as AG. Maybe while running for Governor if he would have said "Because of the atrocities of what I saw with the Nassar case, I'm going to do X, Y and Z regarding sexual assaults on Michigan college campuses and change how they are handled. Whether by other students or by staff." But I don't recall him saying that. Maybe I missed it.

I don't really have an opinion about Cortez. I wasn't following races outside of Michigan that much. All I know now is she's female, young, a kick-boxer and pretty liberal/socialist.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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My county, Monroe, went Red, which if you consider that we are positioned squarely between Washtenaw and Wayne Counties in Michigan and Lucas County, Ohio (Toledo, dark Blue country) and that many of our citizens are blue collar and commute to work in those counties, was very interesting. It's probably largely due to a combination of this county being quite socially conservative and the labor unions having lost a lot of their political grip on even the auto workers. When you have lived in this area your entire life and start seeing multiple "Teamsters for Trump" bumper stickers and MAGA hats out and about you know that something is up.

Our county actually went Red for every single candidate on the state and local level, and not by a sliver. In fact, the only individual who ran as a Dem that won in this county was a township trustee in one of the townships that borders Wayne County.

Honestly, the Dems have become way too extreme for your average citizen in Dundee, Temperance, or even Monroe. Hillary's "deplorables" comment didn't help their cause here either.

I voted for Schuette, but I wasn't thrilled with my options. Oh, well, I guess if nothing else now we have been promised that someone will be "fixing the D**N roads!" soon, lol.

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Old 11-07-2018, 12:31 PM
 
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I guess if nothing else now we have been promised that someone will be "fixing the D**N roads!" soon, lol.
When asked during a debate how she will pay for fixing the roads, she deflected the question.
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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When asked during a debate how she will pay for fixing the roads, she deflected the question.
Naturally. She doesn't have a clue how to accomplish what she promised, just like most politicians. Someone told her that using that slogan would make her sound tough and fed up. Typical political nonsense.
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