Apportionment Commission meeting to decide 2022-2031 County Commission representation

Residents of Washtenaw County are represented at the Washtenaw Country Board of Commissioners by nine elected county commisioners. That's one commissioner per 41,000 residents, about the State average.

After each ten year National Census we're given the opportunity to revise the number and boundaries of representation at every level, from local to national.  Population data is reviewed by the five member 2021 Washtenaw County Apportionment Commission.  The board has been meeting since June 21st.

Washtenaw County Clerk Lawrence Kestenbaum recommends a slight modification to the existing 9 member commission districts.  This and nine alternative maps were discussed at the October 18th Apportionment Board meeting.

 

2022-2031 Apportionment Commission Meetings resources (Apportionment Commission Data)

Meeting Notice Agenda Meeting Recording Minutes Communications
June 21, 2021 Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes  
July 27, 2021 Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes  
August 16, 2021 Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes  
August 30, 2021 Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes  
September 11, 2021 Public Hearing Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes  
September 18, 2021 Public Hearing Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes  
September 27, 2021 Public Hearing Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes Written Comments
October 5, 2021 Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes  
October 11, 2021 Agenda Meeting Recording Approved Minutes Written Comments
October 18, 2021 Agenda Meeting Recording Draft Minutes Written Comments
October 25, 2021 Agenda      

 

Apportionment Commission info:

Apportionment Commission members

  • Lawrence Kestenbaum (Chairperson), Washtenaw County Clerk & Register of Deeds

  • David Frey (Vice Chairperson), Washtenaw County Republican Party Chair

  • Catherine McClary, Washtenaw County Treasurer

  • Eli Savit, Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney

  • Chris Savage, Washtenaw County Democratic Party Chair

 

The Dirty Details of Decision

 

Timeline for Approval of the 2022 Apportionment Plan

  • June - August, 2021: Organizational meeting and planning discussions
  • September, 2021: Receive official US Census Bureau population data, hold public hearings, draft maps & plans
  • October, 2021: Hold public meetings to consider draft maps & plans
  • By November 15, 2021 at Noon: Adopt final plan
  • Court of Appeals Order Extending Apportionment Plan Deadline (PDF)

Today's the day to support your favorite and fairest Washtenaw County Commissioner representation plan.

  • How to Offer Your Input (Apportionment Commission webpage instructions)

  • The Washtenaw County Apportionment Commission is currently seeking input regarding the number of County Commissioner districts and location of district boundaries to be incorporated into the 2022 Apportionment Plan. This plan will become effective for 10 years beginning in 2022. There are several ways to provide input:
  • Attend an upcoming meeting
  • Submit written comments & attachments using the Commission's online Public Input form
  • Submit written comments & attachments by mail or in-person to: Washtenaw County Apportionment Commission, c/o Washtenaw County Clerk - Elections Division, 200 N. MainStreet, Suite 120, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Submit written comments by fax to (734) 222-6528 

This Washtenaw County website link is where you submit your comments:

 

Here is the letter we recommend attaching to your comment.  What's in the letter is what's below.  It was composed by Tom Hatch.

 

 

ApportionmentMap 9 Member by Clerk L Kestenbaum

This is the updated map proposed by County Clerk Lawrence Kestenbaum

 

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Nine Michigan Counties have populations over 200,000 residents

 

The contents of the included letter:

Attn: Washtenaw County Apportionment Commission

Via upload @ https://www.washtenaw.org/formcenter/clerk-25/washtenaw-county--apportionment-commiss-199

Dear Commission Members:

I am writing in support of the proposed map a copy of which is attached and identified as (Current Districts Modified by Clerk/Register Lawrence Kestenbaum) and shown on: https://washtenaw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=c1a72b7c88aa4fad80cb4147dd84e83d .

The current structure of a nine member Board of Commissioners serves the residents of Washtenaw County well and should not be changed.

I support maintaining the current structure based in part on the following:

  1. Effective Government
    1. Increasing the number of Commissioners will:
      1. Cause a dilution of each Commissioner’s vote resulting in minority opinions having less influence.
      2. Increase factionalism as a result of each Commissioner representing less diverse communities.
      3. Leave less room for consensus.
      4. Within each district less diversity of interest will result in increasing divisiveness and extremism where majority opinion will dominate without listening or negotiating with minority views.
      5. Result in longer meetings and more grandstanding.
      6. Result in less time for public comment and physical space for the public in the meeting room.
  2. Increasing the number of Commissioners is a poor use of limited County resources.
    1. The County Administrator estimates the cost of each additional commissioner will result in a recurring cost of approximately $50,000 for each new commissioner every year.
    2. The County Administrator estimates the cost of increasing the number of Commissioners will result in a one-time cost of more than $220,000 for such things as to modify the physical space, and to provide working tools such as laptops and mobile phones.
    3. Every penny spent on Commissioners takes away from the County’s core focus on providing for the wellbeing of its residents, including the most vulnerable.
    4. Money spent on additional Commissioners will not be available to the County wide departments such as the Prosecutor and the Treasurer’s offices.
  3. Increasing the number of Commissioners will result in more Bureaucratic power and authority.
    1. Increasing factionalism and the greater difficulty in the Board acting by consensus will weaken the direction the Board gives the Bureaucracy.
    2. With less clear oversight the Bureaucracy will take the responsibility and authority to make decisions without effective oversight.
    3. Commissioners are directly accountable to the residents and with less authority they will be less able to provide outcomes for the benefit of their respective constituents.
  4. Increasing the number of Commissioners will result in less responsiveness.
    1. There will be less time for public comment and space for the public in the meeting room.
    2. There will be less money for public communication as funds are diverted to pay for the costs associate with additional Commissioners.
    3. The ability of each Commissioner to communicate with Administration will be reduced.
  5. The current structure is effective and responsive.
    1. Commissioners report no issue responding to constituents inquiries.
  6. An increase in the number of Commissioners would be out of the norm when comparing Washtenaw to its peers (see attached).
    1. 47,531 is the average number of residents per commissioner for Michigan counties with more than 200,000 residents.
    2. 41,333 is the Washtenaw average with 9 commissioners.
    3. 21,882 would be the Washtenaw average with 15 commissioners.
    1. This map balances population taking into consideration changes over time.
    2. It also addresses some communities of interest issues present in the current map.

Sincerely,

Washtenaw County Resident

 

 

2021/10/27   Michigan redistricting commission to weigh input from Black voters, by Clara Hendrickson, The Detroit Free Press

 

2021/10/20   Redistricting commission told its draft maps violate federal Voting Rights Act, The Detroit Free Press [Photographs]

 

2021/10/15   Those new congressional maps? Here's how they scramble Michigan's political order, by Todd Spangler, The Detroit Free Press

The four new congressional maps put out by the commission,  which will be taken to public hearings beginning Wednesday at TCF Center in Detroit, represent a political shake-up of significant proportions, considering that they put the homes of no fewer than eight of the current 14 Michiganders in the U.S. House in districts with at least one of their colleagues.

 

2021/10/12   Michigan's draft redistricting maps approved, will be taken to the public next, by Clara Hendrickson and Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Michigan's independent redistricting commission voted Monday to take 10 newly drawn political maps to the public in a series of hearings starting next week, believing they represent the best possible balance between equal representation, community interests, civil rights and partisan fairness.

 

2021/09/17   Facing tight timeline, voter-led Michigan redistricting commission on steep learning curve, by Clara Hendrickson, The Detroit Free Press

The 161 districts they'll draw — 110 Michigan House, 38 Michigan Senate and 13 U.S. House of Representatives seats — will help determine how voters in the state are represented in Lansing and Washington, D.C. for the next decade.

 

2021/09/07   Preserving county lines isn't top priority for Michigan's redistricting commission, by Clara Hendrickson, The Detroit Free Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/29/2021   Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century, by Jane Mayer, The New Yorker

On a leaked conference call, leaders of dark-money groups and an aide to Mitch McConnell expressed frustration with the popularity of the legislation—even among Republican voters.   H.R. 1 would stem the flow of dark money from such political donors as the billionaire oil magnate Charles Koch.

 

A recording obtained by The New Yorker of a private conference call on January 8th, between a policy adviser to Senator Mitch McConnell and the leaders of several prominent conservative groups—including one run by the Koch brothers’ network—reveals the participants’ worry that the proposed election reforms garner wide support not just from liberals but from conservative voters, too. The speakers on the call expressed alarm at the broad popularity of the bill’s provision calling for more public disclosure about secret political donors. The participants conceded that the bill, which would stem the flow of dark money from such political donors as the billionaire oil magnate Charles Koch, was so popular that it wasn’t worth trying to mount a public-advocacy campaign to shift opinion. Instead, a senior Koch operative said that opponents would be better off ignoring the will of American voters and trying to kill the bill in Congress.

 

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10/10/2008   Meet Sarah Palin's radical right-wing pals, by David Neiwert and Max Blumenthal, Salon

The AIP was born of the vision of "Old Joe" Vogler, a hard-bitten former gold miner who hated the government of the United States almost as much as he hated wolves and environmentalists.

 

But whether the Palins participated directly in shaping the AIP's program is less relevant than the extent to which they will implement that program. Chryson and his allies have demonstrated just as much interest in grooming major party candidates as they have in putting forward their own people. At a national convention of secessionist groups in 2007, AIP vice chairman Dexter Clark announced that his party would seek to "infiltrate" the Democratic and Republican parties with candidates sympathetic to its hard-right, secessionist agenda. "You should use that tactic. You should infiltrate," Clark told his audience of neo-Confederates, theocrats and libertarians. "Whichever party you think in that area you can get something done, get into that party. Even though that party has its problems, right now that is the only avenue."

9/17/2021   Trump said he tapped Giuliani to lead his election lawsuits because 'none of the sane lawyers' could represent him, Woodward book says

3/4/2021   I love Texas but something's wrong, by Paul Begala, CNN Opinion

As I read about the deadly Texas power loss, it became clear to me the crisis was not like a hurricane or an earthquake. This was a human-caused disaster, caused by a slavish devotion to a rigid, right-wing ideology of deregulation.

     

As my colleague John Avlon noted, Texas politicians' right-wing ideology caused them to opt out of the national power grid in 1935, making it essentially impossible to bring in electricity from out of state when most in-state power plants froze up.


Millions shivered without heat; pipes burst, water was cut off, roads were impassable. People died.

9/17/2021   Matt Gaetz proposes Trump 2024 ticket with Nicki Minaj after she threatens reporters on social media, by Matthew Chapman, RawStory

7/12/2021   Lawyers retreat from pro-Trump election suit, by Josh Gerstein, Politico

Two of the most prominent attorneys in the pro-Trump camp — Dallas-based Sidney Powell and Atlanta-based L. Lin Wood — are among the lawyers who brought the unsuccessful suit and whose conduct is under scrutiny by U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker.  At a hearing on possible sanctions over the Michigan case, the attorneys went full Chickenshit, attempting to downplay their roles.

 

Because nothing says "I'm a Republican" like lying.

7/13/2021   ‘Get on the team or shut up’: How Trump created an army of GOP enforcers, By DAVID SIDERS and STEPHANIE MURRAY, Politico

Trump might be out of office, but his loyalists atop state Republican parties are serving as instruments of his political will.

 

In Oklahoma, the newly installed party chair is endorsing a primary challenge to GOP Sen. James Lankford, the home state incumbent who crossed Trump by voting to uphold results of the November election. In Michigan, the state party chair joked about assassinating two Republican House members who voted to impeach Trump. Arizona’s state chair accused Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of nothing less than killing people by restricting the use of hydroxychloroquine, a Trump obsession, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

4/23/2021   Michigan GOP bills aren't reform. They're voter disenfranchisement: Opinion by Barb Byrum and Erika Geiss, Detroit Free Press

Senate GOP Leader Mike Shirkey is on record saying that "a big turnout in Michigan does not necessarily accrue to my interests." Let that sink in.

 

The Michigan GOP is scared that increased turnout and an expansion of voting rights will show, at the ballot box, that it is actually the Senate Republicans who do not “accrue to the interests” of Michigan voters.

4/22/2021   New Oklahoma law protects drivers 'fleeing from a riot' who hit protesters, by Carmen Forman, The Oklahoman

4/21/2021   Benson analysis blasts GOP elections bills, secretary says lawmakers 'embarrass all of us', by Clara Hendrickson and Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press

4/19/2021   Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs anti-riot bill into law as US awaits verdict in case of Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd's death, by Kimberly C. Moore and John Kennedy, The Ledger

4/17/2021   Republicans say ignorant people shouldn't vote. I say go for it, starting with your own, by Steven Strauss, Free Press Opinion

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has also articulated the view that Americans don’t have a universal personal right to vote.  As an appeals court judge (in a dissenting opinion), she claimed that voting is a civic right belonging not to all citizens but only to “virtuous citizens” who exercise it for the benefit of the community.

4/16/2021   Benson: Michigan voting bills more restrictive than Georgia, by David Eggert, Associated Press

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, said Georgia voters can get an absentee ballot if they include a driver's license number on the mailed-in application. One of the Michigan measures would require voters to attach a copy of their driver's license to the application.

 

It “serves no other purpose than to make it harder for them to vote absentee,” she said during a virtual news conference with Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and a Democratic legislator. “There's no evidence or data or even precedent to suggest that that somehow would prevent voter fraud.”

4/9/2021   Michigan's clerks have a lot to say about the GOP's 39 election reform bills, by Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press

Senate Republicans didn’t consult either the Michigan Association of County Clerks or the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks in crafting the legislation.

 

The clerks’ biggest concerns with the GOP package are with bills that would create new hurdles for voters, particularly for absentee voters who constituted a majority in the November 2020 election.

 

"When we start to inconvenience or hurt a voter, then the standard really has to be, 'well, what problem are we solving?' " 

 

Clerks criticized measures they said would prove costly to implement, such as requiring video surveillance of drop boxes for absentee ballots and printing the full text of ballot proposals. Some took issue with a proposal to let only political parties designate election challengers. Still others said they were confused about the point of legislation that would require absentee voters to mail in a paper copy of their ID with their ballot application, shorten the deadline for returning absentee ballots, bar clerks from purchasing prepaid postage for absentee ballot return envelopes and limit the secretary of state’s ability to help voters request an absentee ballot.

 

One big change clerks have asked for repeatedy is noticeably absent from the package: more time to process absentee ballots than they were given in the November 2020 election.

 

Lansing City Clerk and MAMC President Chris Swope questioned proposals such as one that would prohibit nonpartisan election challengers. Swope said that there are a lot of groups other than political parties that play "a valid role" in elections. "I don’t see why the NAACP or other not necessarily directly partisan groups shouldn’t be able to be a part of this process."

4/9/2021   Opinion: The right’s judicial movement perfected dark money. It takes chutzpah for them to decry it now., by Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post

But back to dark money. As The Post reported in 2019, Leo is a wizard at “raising money for nonprofits that under IRS rules do not have to disclose their donors. Between 2014 and 2017 alone, [Leo and his allies] collected more than $250 million in such donations, sometimes known as ‘dark money,’ according to a Post analysis of the most recent tax filings available.” Tens of millions of dollars of this was spent in the service of confirming Republican judicial nominees, including Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.  For the Judicial Crisis Network to inveigh against “secret donors” on judicial nominees is mighty rich. Perhaps they could tell us who wrote the $17 million check that came from a single mystery donor in 2017-2018.

 

“This Court’s continued, wrongheaded deference to campaign finance disclosure requirements simply has no application here,” advises the brief, written by Donald McGahn, White House counsel for Trump who, in his role as chief judge-picker, worked closely with the Judicial Crisis Network. In the McConnell-McGahn view, transparency when it comes to campaign contributions is not an important element of effective democracy; it is a “misguided” exception.

4/8/2021   Opinion: A GOP governor’s frantic appeal to Trump voters reveals a terrible GOP truth, by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

The “confidence” canard solves this problem. It supplies justification for new targeted voting restrictions — while only partly validating Trump’s lie rather than fully validating it, an option not open to Kemp and other “responsible” Republicans. After all, the new law Kemp signed based on this justification does limit voting in numerous ways likely to have greater impact on African Americans.

 

Kemp can thus appeal to discontented GOP and Trump voters by seeking to limit voting while claiming that anyone who points this out is just victimizing Republicans as part of a broader liberal and/or leftist plot to oppress them.

 

The ultimate perversity is that Kemp is being forced to atone for initially telling the truth about the 2020 election. That being the case, the way back into the good graces of GOP voters is to escalate the GOP voter-suppression project while citing corporate defenses of voting rights to create the absurdly exaggerated impression that those GOP voters are the real victims of disempowerment and subjugation.

4/7/2021   No, Georgia’s voting laws are not like Colorado’s, by Maggie Astor, The New York Times

  • In Colorado, every registered voter receives a mail ballot by default.
  • In Georgia, people who want to vote by mail must apply, and the new law more than halves the time they have to do that: Previously, they could apply as much as 180 days before an election, but now no more than 78 days before. Georgia also forbids officials to send voters an absentee ballot application unless they request it.
  • In Colorado, eligible voters can register anytime, including on Election Day.
  • In Georgia, the deadline to register to vote is a month before Election Day, and under the new law, the same deadline applies to any runoff — meaning if a Georgian is not registered by the deadline for the first election, they cannot subsequently register to vote in the runoff.
  • In Colorado, only newly registered voters have to provide identification with their mail-in ballot; for subsequent elections, all that’s required is their signature. And contrary to Mr. Kemp’s statement, there is no photo requirement: Voters can use a birth certificate, a naturalization document, a Medicare or Medicaid card, a utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck or another government document that shows their name and address.
  • In Georgia, only photo identification is acceptable for regular mail-in ballots, and it has to be one of six specific types. The requirement will apply to everyone who votes by mail, not just to newly registered voters as in Colorado.
  • In Colorado, there were 368 ballot drop boxes last year across the state’s 64 counties, not just in government buildings but also at schools, parks, libraries, businesses and more. Boxes were open 24 hours a day.
  • In Georgia, the new law requires at least one drop box in each of the 159 counties. (Mr. Kemp and other officials note that before the pandemic, Georgia didn’t have drop boxes at all.) The boxes will be only at registrars’ and absentee ballot clerks’ offices or inside early-voting sites, and open during limited hours.
  • In Colorado, every registered voter receives a mail ballot by default.
  • In Georgia, people who want to vote by mail must apply, and the new law more than halves the time they have to do that: Previously, they could apply as much as 180 days before an election, but now no more than 78 days before. Georgia also forbids officials to send voters an absentee ballot application unless they request it.
  • In Colorado, eligible voters can register anytime, including on Election Day.
  • In Georgia, the deadline to register to vote is a month before Election Day, and under the new law, the same deadline applies to any runoff — meaning if a Georgian is not registered by the deadline for the first election, they cannot subsequently register to vote in the runoff.
  • In Colorado, only newly registered voters have to provide identification with their mail-in ballot; for subsequent elections, all that’s required is their signature. And contrary to Mr. Kemp’s statement, there is no photo requirement: Voters can use a birth certificate, a naturalization document, a Medicare or Medicaid card, a utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck or another government document that shows their name and address.
  • In Georgia, only photo identification is acceptable for regular mail-in ballots, and it has to be one of six specific types. The requirement will apply to everyone who votes by mail, not just to newly registered voters as in Colorado.
  • In Colorado, there were 368 ballot drop boxes last year across the state’s 64 counties, not just in government buildings but also at schools, parks, libraries, businesses and more. Boxes were open 24 hours a day.
  • In Georgia, the new law requires at least one drop box in each of the 159 counties. (Mr. Kemp and other officials note that before the pandemic, Georgia didn’t have drop boxes at all.) The boxes will be only at registrars’ and absentee ballot clerks’ offices or inside early-voting sites, and open during limited hours.

4/7/2021   Opinion: The GOP can’t be saved. Center-right voters need to become Biden Republicans, by Max Boot, The Washington Post

Most Republicans don’t care that Trump locked up children, cozied up to white supremacists, tear-gassed peaceful protesters, benefited from Russian help in both of his campaigns, egregiously mishandled the pandemic, incited a violent attack on the Capitol and even faced fraud complaints from his own donors. A new Reuters-Ipsos poll finds that 81 percent of Republicans have a favorable impression of Trump. Wait. It gets worse: 60 percent say the 2020 election was stolen from him, only 28 percent say he is even partly to blame for the Capitol insurrection, and 55 percent say that the Capitol attack “was led by violent left-wing protestors trying to make Trump look bad.”

 

This is a portrait of a party that can’t be saved — at least in the foreseeable future. The GOP remains a cult of personality for the worst president in U.S. history. It has become a bastion of irrationality, conspiracy mongering, racism, nativism and anti-scientific prejudices.

4/6/2021   American Oversight Launches Investigation of Arizona Senate's Partisan Election Audit

On Tuesday, American Oversight launched an investigation into the Arizona Senate’s partisan audit of the 2020 presidential election ballots cast in Maricopa County, filing 19 public records requests for key documents related to the audit, including contracts and communications with the cybersecurity company Cyber Ninjas.

 

The investigation follows Arizona Senate President Karen Fann’s announcement last week that the audit team would be led by Cyber Ninjas, whose founder, Doug Logan, has repeatedly circulated lies that the 2020 election was rigged and vocally supported the “Stop the Steal” movement. Moreover, Fann announced the audit would be conducted with no oversight by members of the Senate, and the statement of work signed by Cyber Ninjas indicates the companies plans to engage in direct contact with Arizona voters, the subject of a legal challenge from the group Protect Democracy. Correspondence between the State Senate and Maricopa County suggest that the firm has little background in Arizona law or Arizona election administration.

4/5/2021   Expand access? A historic restriction? What the Georgia voting law really does, by Peter W. Stevenson, The Washington Post

The context is important of course: This is playing out in the wake of Georgia’s swing to Democrats in the 2020 presidential election and the ensuing baseless charges of fraud from the Trump campaign and its allies. Republican lawmakers in the state — as many of their counterparts across the country have — quickly began drafting a bill critics say is a political reaction from a party beholden to Trump.

 

The other important context: The long history of suppressing Black votes.

4/5/2021   Republicans ramp up attacks on corporations over Georgia voting law, threaten ‘consequences’, by Marianna Sotomayor and Todd C. Frankel, The Washington Post

The acrimony between Republicans and large companies over Georgia underscores the party’s increasingly fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues as GOP leaders grapple with the direction of the party after the 2020 election. The future of that relationship is complicated by the fact that Republicans continue to support economic policies advocated by the private sector on taxes and regulations, making it unclear what form of retribution leaders could pursue.

4/5/2021   Benson declines invitation to testify at Senate Oversight hearing, citing election lies, by Clara Hendrickson and Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press

"I am declining to participate at this time because I have concerns that the hearing could further the lies about the election that continue to undermine Michigan voters’ faith in the outcome and are now the rationale to legislatively restrict their voting rights," Benson wrote in a letter to state Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, who serves as chair of the Senate Oversight Committee.

 

On March 24, Senate Republicans unveiled a package of 39 election bills they say will improve election security and boost voters' confidence in the process. But their package would also introduce new hurdles for voters, who would be subject to stricter ID requirements — including a new one for absentee voters — and a shortened deadline for returning absentee ballots via drop boxes.

4/2/2021   GOP lawmakers say their election bills will make it easier to vote. A fact check, by Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press

Voting rights advocates and election officials from both parties disagree. They point to bills that would impose stricter voter ID requirements — including a new one for absentee voters, shorten the deadline for returning absentee ballots via drop boxes, prohibit clerks from paying for postage on absentee ballot return envelopes, and restrict the secretary of state’s ability to make absentee ballot applications available to voters.

 3/26/2021   Wyoming Tells Donald Trump Jr to Sit Down and STFU, by Bess Levin, Vanity Fair

 3/26/2021   Michigan Republicans are not listening to what voting officials need | Opinion by Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press

Michigan's election  clerks have told the state Legislature what they need, over and over: More time to process and count absentee ballots, after an election year that saw an unprecedented surge in absentee votes. More money and resources to train poll workers. Investment in technology that could streamline the process of vote verification and counting.

 

More than 250 election audits conducted in Michigan have proved that this election was safe and secure. No Michigan election clerk in either party is sounding an alarm on fraud. But none of these inconvenient facts have dissuaded Republicans from pressing their disinformation campaign that the presidential election was not legitimate.

 

The conservative Heritage Foundation, through its political arm, plans to spend $24 million  to change voting laws in eight states, including Michigan. They're working with conservative groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council and the libertarian State Policy Exchange to produce model legislation and hire lobbyists.

 

Some provisions — like the ones barring the Secretary of State from mailing absentee ballot applications or offering pre-paid postage for their return, requiring voters to submit a physical copy of state-issued identification with an absentee ballot application, or demoting voters who sign an affidavit of identity to provisional status — are nakedly designed to suppress the vote. (The number of voters who arrive at the polls sans ID in any election is extremely small, and signing a false affidavit is a already a felony.)

 

Another initiative seems to require clerks to complete the vote count by noon the day after an election, effectively disenfranchising any voter whose ballot hasn't been counted by that deadline.  "I find it doubly interesting that they’re now trying to put a deadline on when we have the results when they aren’t giving us the time we need to process the absentee ballots," Swope said.

3/24/2021   Michigan GOP senators file 39 election reform bills Democrats call racist, based on lies, by Dave Boucher and Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press

State Sen. Erika Geiss, D-Taylor, said the bills "put lipstick on Jim Crow" and were racist.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, notorious for counseling Michigan Fascists to work on their image and proudly sharing the stage with one of the incel creeps later arrested for conspiring to kidnap Governor Whitmer, claimed the bills were intended to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat

1/10/2021   People of the lie: The Michigan Republicans who tried to overturn the election, by the Detroit Free Press Editorial Board

Each bears responsibility for perpetuating the lies and fueling the outrage that led inexorably to the Capitol rampage. Had they prevailed in their efforts to overturn the election results, those who attempted to derail certification would have effectively disenfranchised more than 81 million Americans, including the 2.8 million Michiganders who cast their ballots for Biden. 

12/14/2021   The Daily 202: Michigan Capitol lockdown for electoral college gathering follows a weekend of chilling violence, by James Hohmann, The Washington Post

Michigan’s 16 electors will convene at 2 p.m. Eastern inside a heavily guarded state capitol in Lansing to cast their ballots for Joe Biden to become president and Kamala Harris to become vice president.

 

A spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) said in a statement overnight that the entire capitol complex will be closed to the public based on “recommendations from law enforcement” amid “credible threats of violence.” Police will escort each of the electors from their cars amid what’s expected to be a large “Stop the Steal” protest outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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County Maps show how Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County voted in 2020 election

- Ryan Stanton, MLive, 11/4/2020

 

What is the Board of State Canvassers? What does it do? Why does it exist? By Clara Hendrickson, The Detroit Free Press

 

11/12/2020  The Washtenaw County Clerk's Tally of Washtenaw County Votes, all 150 precincts

11/8/2020   Michigan 2020 live election results: President, Congress and ballot proposals, by Scott Levin, MLive

11/6/2020   Trump claims to have won Michigan as supporters continue quiet protest in Detroit, by Gus Burns, MLive

11/6/2020   Biden carried Washtenaw County by over 100,000 votes, results now being certified, by Ryan Stanton, MLive

11/5/2020   Another lawsuit seeks to halt voter certification in Detroit after Michigan election goes to Joe Biden, by Gus Burns, MLive

11/5/2020   Trump loses battle in Michigan court seeking to stop vote counting, by Taylor DesOrmeau, MLive

11/5/2020   Fact check: Michigan officials deny counting ballots from dead people, by Justin P. Hicks, MLive

11/5/2020   Elections winners and losers hope for growth in Whitmore Lake, by Dana Afana, MLive

11/4/2020   Higher turnout benefited Biden, but Trump still gained votes across Washtenaw County

11/4/2020   Maps show how Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County voted in 2020 election, by Ryan Stanton, MLive

11/4/2020   Ann Arbor sets record for absentee voting, election results expected by midnight, by Ryan Stanton, MLive

11/4/2020   Democrats win all 9 Washtenaw County board races, but some were close, by Ryan Stanton, MLive

11/29/2018   Washtenaw County commission turns all Democratic for first time ever, by Ryan Stanton, MLive 

It’s a milestone the county’s elected officials are celebrating, and as County Clerk Larry Kestenbaum explains, it’s been a long time coming, as the county has gradually become more and more Democratic over the last 50 years.

 

“Washtenaw used to be one of the most Republican counties in Michigan,” he said. “Franklin Roosevelt was elected four times by large nationwide majorities, but never carried Washtenaw.”

11/4/2020   See results for November 2020 election in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, by Ryan Stanton, MLive 

11/3/2020   8 issues, races and trends to watch this election in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, by Ryan Stanton, MLive

9/28/2020   Michigan ballot proposals include changes to parks funding, police data rules, by Lauren Gibbons, MLive

 

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NorthfieldTownship Officials and Trustees: Voting precinct overview

Northfield Township Voting in all races, from the President down

Northfield Township precinct 1 report

Northfield Township precinct 2 report

Northfield Township precinct 3 report

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NorthfieldTownship Officials and Trustees: Vote Totals:

Northfield Township treasurer

  • Lenore Zelenock (Rep)  3,549

Northfield Township clerk

  • Kathleen Manley (Rep): 2,985
  • Marissa Prizgint (Green): 1,251

Northfield Township supervisor

  • L.J. Walter (Dem): 2,012
  • Kenneth Dignan (Rep): 3,134

Northfield Township Board of Trustees (four seats)

  • Dana Forrester (Dem): 2,369
  • David Gordon (Dem): 2,037
  • Christine Miles (Dem): 2,049
  • Adam Olney (Dem): 2,130
  • Janet Chick (Rep): 2,861
  • Nate Muchow (Rep): 2,484
  • Joshua Nelson (Rep): 2,415
  • Jacqueline Otto (Rep): 2,862 

 

NorthfieldTownship Officials and Trustees: Voting precinct overview:

https://electionresults.ewashtenaw.org/electionreporting/nov2020/index.jsp

Northfield Twp Supervisor View Precinct Detail
  L.J. Walter III 475 1537 2012 39.04%
  Kenneth J. Dignan III 1479 1655 3134 60.81%
  Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
  Unassigned write-ins 3 5 8 0.16%
Northfield Twp Clerk View Precinct Detail
  Kathleen Manley 1360 1625 2985 70.30%
  Marissa Prizgint 390 861 1251 29.46%
  Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
  Unassigned write-ins 3 7 10 0.24%
Northfield Twp Treasurer View Precinct Detail
  Lenore M. Zelenock 1540 2009 3549 98.20%
  Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
  Unassigned write-ins 21 44 65 1.80%
Northfield Twp Trustee View Precinct Detail
  Dana Forrester 599 1770 2369 12.32%
  David J. Gordon 468 1569 2037 10.59%
  Christine Miles 497 1552 2049 10.66%
  Adam Olney 530 1600 2130 11.08%
  Janet M. Chick 1339 1522 2861 14.88%
  Nate Muchow 1221 1263 2484 12.92%
  Joshua M. Nelson 1194 1221 2415 12.56%
  Jacqueline R. Otto 1335 1527 2862 14.88%
  Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
  Unassigned write-ins 13 10 23 0.12%

 

Northfield Township Voting in all races, from the President down:

Northfield Township precinct 1 report

Northfield Township precinct 2 report

Northfield Township precinct 3 report

 

 

UnOfficial Election Results
NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, PRECINCT 1
This report created: Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020 03:29:35 AM

Registered Voters: 3,031 Ballots Cast: 2,273 Voter Turnout: 74.99%

 

 

 IN-PRECINCT VOTESABSENTEE VOTESTOTAL VOTESPERCENT
Straight Party Ticket (Vote For 1)
Democratic Party(DEM) 116 373 489 46.09%
Republican Party(REP) 274 277 551 51.93%
Libertarian Party(LIB) 2 3 5 0.47%
U.S. Taxpayers Party(UST) 0 1 1 0.09%
Working Class Party(WCP) 5 3 8 0.75%
Green Party(GRN) 1 5 6 0.57%
Natural Law Party(NAT) 0 1 1 0.09%
Undervotes 428 784 1212  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States (Vote For 1)
Joseph R. Biden & Kamala D. Harris(DEM) 281 887 1168 51.66%
Donald J. Trump & Michael R. Pence(REP) 517 515 1032 45.64%
Jo Jorgensen & Jeremy Cohen(LIB) 12 19 31 1.37%
Don Blankenship & William Mohr(UST) 2 3 5 0.22%
Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker(GRN) 5 7 12 0.53%
Rocky De La Fuente & Darcy Richardson(NAT) 1 2 3 0.13%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 3 7 10 0.44%
Undervotes 5 6 11  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
United States Senator (Vote For 1)
Gary Peters(DEM) 272 843 1115 50.04%
John James(REP) 526 538 1064 47.76%
Valerie L. Willis(UST) 8 13 21 0.94%
Marcia Squier(GRN) 3 17 20 0.90%
Doug Dern(NAT) 1 5 6 0.27%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 2 2 0.09%
Undervotes 16 29 45  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Representative in Congress 7th District (Vote For 1)
Gretchen D. Driskell(DEM) 291 844 1135 51.68%
Tim Walberg(REP) 501 555 1056 48.09%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 5 5 0.23%
Undervotes 34 42 76  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Representative in State Legislature 52nd District (Vote For 1)
Donna Lasinski(DEM) 284 859 1143 53.89%
Greg Marquis(REP) 480 492 972 45.83%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 1 5 6 0.28%
Undervotes 61 90 151  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Member of the State Board of Education (Vote For 2)
Ellen Cogen Lipton(DEM) 229 723 952 23.76%
Jason Strayhorn(DEM) 219 690 909 22.69%
Tami Carlone(REP) 423 456 879 21.94%
Michelle A. Frederick(REP) 420 480 900 22.46%
Bill Hall(LIB) 34 37 71 1.77%
Richard A. Hewer(LIB) 25 30 55 1.37%
Karen Adams(UST) 15 23 38 0.95%
Douglas Levesque(UST) 9 10 19 0.47%
Mary Anne Hering(WCP) 26 59 85 2.12%
Hali McEachern(WCP) 18 33 51 1.27%
Tom Mair(GRN) 14 31 45 1.12%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 3 3 0.07%
Undervotes 220 319 539  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Regent of the University of Michigan (Vote For 2)
Mark Bernstein(DEM) 243 759 1002 25.27%
Shauna Ryder Diggs(DEM) 203 718 921 23.23%
Sarah Hubbard(REP) 445 493 938 23.66%
Carl Meyers(REP) 413 461 874 22.04%
James L. Hudler(LIB) 24 16 40 1.01%
Eric Larson(LIB) 28 25 53 1.34%
Ronald E. Graeser(UST) 3 18 21 0.53%
Crystal Van Sickle(UST) 17 24 41 1.03%
Michael Mawilai(GRN) 14 32 46 1.16%
Keith Butkovich(NAT) 8 14 22 0.55%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 2 5 7 0.18%
Undervotes 252 327 579  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Trustee of Michigan State University (Vote For 2)
Brian Mosallam(DEM) 216 694 910 23.42%
Rema Ella Vassar(DEM) 209 695 904 23.26%
Pat O'Keefe(REP) 428 498 926 23.83%
Tonya Schuitmaker(REP) 419 467 886 22.80%
Will Tyler White(LIB) 34 30 64 1.65%
Janet M. Sanger(UST) 16 23 39 1.00%
John Paul Sanger(UST) 8 19 27 0.69%
Brandon Hu(GRN) 13 30 43 1.11%
Robin Lea Laurain(GRN) 18 38 56 1.44%
Bridgette Abraham-Guzman(NAT) 9 17 26 0.67%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 1 4 5 0.13%
Undervotes 281 377 658  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Governor of Wayne State University (Vote For 2)
Eva Garza Dewaelsche(DEM) 205 687 892 23.55%
Shirley Stancato(DEM) 200 701 901 23.79%
Don Gates(REP) 423 465 888 23.44%
Terri Lynn Land(REP) 423 486 909 24.00%
Jon Elgas(LIB) 28 28 56 1.48%
Christine C. Schwartz(UST) 14 31 45 1.19%
Susan Odgers(GRN) 32 58 90 2.38%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 3 4 7 0.18%
Undervotes 324 432 756  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Prosecuting Attorney (Vote For 1)
Eli Savit(DEM) 396 932 1328 97.86%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 18 11 29 2.14%
Undervotes 412 504 916  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Sheriff (Vote For 1)
Jerry L. Clayton(DEM) 391 931 1322 98.07%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 19 7 26 1.93%
Undervotes 415 509 924  
Overvotes 1 0 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Clerk and Register of Deeds (Vote For 1)
Lawrence Kestenbaum(DEM) 254 799 1053 52.08%
Gary Greiner(REP) 468 497 965 47.73%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 4 4 0.20%
Undervotes 104 147 251  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Treasurer (Vote For 1)
Catherine McClary(DEM) 267 829 1096 52.59%
Paulette Metoyer(REP) 477 502 979 46.98%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 5 4 9 0.43%
Undervotes 77 111 188  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Water Resources Commissioner (Vote For 1)
Evan N. Pratt(DEM) 390 910 1300 98.19%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 16 8 24 1.81%
Undervotes 420 529 949  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
County Commissioner 2nd District (Vote For 1)
Sue Shink(DEM) 240 771 1011 48.77%
Scott Inman(REP) 466 503 969 46.74%
Eric Borregard(GRN) 38 52 90 4.34%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 3 3 0.14%
Undervotes 82 116 198  
Overvotes 0 2 2  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Supervisor (Vote For 1)
L.J. Walter III(DEM) 224 666 890 41.32%
Kenneth J. Dignan III(REP) 553 707 1260 58.50%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 1 3 4 0.19%
Undervotes 48 70 118  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Clerk (Vote For 1)
Kathleen Manley(REP) 500 651 1151 65.66%
Marissa Prizgint(GRN) 176 420 596 34.00%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 1 5 6 0.34%
Undervotes 149 371 520  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Treasurer (Vote For 1)
Lenore M. Zelenock(REP) 589 867 1456 98.05%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 10 19 29 1.95%
Undervotes 227 561 788  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Trustee (Vote For 4)
Dana Forrester(DEM) 288 828 1116 13.89%
David J. Gordon(DEM) 220 659 879 10.94%
Christine Miles(DEM) 209 672 881 10.97%
Adam Olney(DEM) 261 721 982 12.23%
Janet M. Chick(REP) 505 673 1178 14.67%
Nate Muchow(REP) 430 494 924 11.50%
Joshua M. Nelson(REP) 420 462 882 10.98%
Jacqueline R. Otto(REP) 500 676 1176 14.64%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 5 9 14 0.17%
Undervotes 466 594 1060  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Justice of Supreme Court (Vote For 2)
Susan L. Hubbard 101 172 273 9.08%
Mary Kelly 174 257 431 14.34%
Bridget Mary McCormack 275 719 994 33.07%
Kerry Lee Morgan 30 80 110 3.66%
Katherine Mary Nepton 32 60 92 3.06%
Brock Swartzle 166 217 383 12.74%
Elizabeth M. Welch 164 549 713 23.72%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 4 10 0.33%
Undervotes 702 832 1534  
Overvotes 1 2 3  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Court of Appeals 3rd District Incumbent Position 6 Year Term (Vote For 2)
Mark Thomas Boonstra 321 684 1005 48.04%
Jane E. Markey 351 725 1076 51.43%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 4 7 11 0.53%
Undervotes 976 1478 2454  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Court of Appeals 3rd District Incumbent Position Partial Term Ending 01/01/2023 (Vote For 1)
James Robert Redford 391 763 1154 98.89%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 7 13 1.11%
Undervotes 429 677 1106  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Circuit Court 22nd Circuit Incumbent Position (Vote For 1)
Patrick J. Conlin Jr. 395 772 1167 98.81%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 8 14 1.19%
Undervotes 425 666 1091  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Circuit Court 22nd Circuit Non-Incumbent Position (Vote For 1)
Nick Roumel 211 386 597 43.99%
Tracy E. Van den Bergh 233 516 749 55.20%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 4 7 11 0.81%
Undervotes 377 534 911  
Overvotes 1 4 5  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Probate Court Incumbent Position (Vote For 1)
Julia B. Owdziej 381 748 1129 98.78%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 8 14 1.22%
Undervotes 439 691 1130  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of District Court 14A District Incumbent Position (Vote For 1)
Anna Maria Frushour 377 771 1148 98.80%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 8 14 1.20%
Undervotes 443 668 1111  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board of Trustees Member Oakland Community College (Vote For 2)
Shirley J. Bryant 13 31 44 27.50%
Jason Michael Deneau 9 15 24 15.00%
Dandridge Floyd 0 14 14 8.75%
Susan Gibson 10 33 43 26.88%
John P. McCulloch 3 14 17 10.62%
E. Wadsworth Sherrod III 2 4 6 3.75%
John D. Tolbert 3 9 12 7.50%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 104 130 234  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Library Board Member (Vote For 6)
Gerald F. Hermann 283 620 903 31.95%
Jack Secrist 272 646 918 32.48%
Roger D. Spooner 276 629 905 32.02%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 34 66 100 3.54%
Undervotes 4091 6721 10812  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board Member South Lyon Community Schools 6 Year Term (Vote For 3)
Anthony R. Abbate 14 60 74 36.27%
Martin Leftwich 11 46 57 27.94%
Daniel Schwegler 13 56 69 33.82%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 1 3 4 1.96%
Undervotes 177 210 387  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board Member South Lyon Community Schools Partial Term Ending 12/31/2024 (Vote For 1)
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 5 8 13 100.00%
Undervotes 67 117 184  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Proposal 2020-1 (Vote For 1)
Yes 592 1183 1775 87.91%
No 108 136 244 12.09%
Undervotes 126 128 254  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Proposal 2020-2 (Vote For 1)
Yes 664 1255 1919 92.17%
No 68 95 163 7.83%
Undervotes 93 97 190  
Overvotes 1 0 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Washtenaw County Proposal (Vote For 1)
Yes 428 872 1300 64.64%
No 268 443 711 35.36%
Undervotes 130 132 262  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board of Trustees Member Washtenaw Community College (Vote For 3)
Dave DeVarti 211 471 682 23.74%
Christina Fleming 259 512 771 26.84%
Ruth Hatcher 248 589 837 29.13%
Martin J. Thomas 184 387 571 19.87%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 7 5 12 0.42%
Undervotes 1353 2002 3355  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board Member Whitmore Lake Public Schools (Vote For 2)
Lee Cole 275 620 895 47.08%
Lisa C. McCully 328 659 987 51.92%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 13 19 1.00%
Undervotes 899 1352 2251  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  

 

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Northfield Township precinct 1 report

Northfield Township precinct 3 report 

 

UnOfficial Election Results
NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, PRECINCT 2
This report created: Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020 03:29:35 AM

Registered Voters: 2,157 Ballots Cast: 1,805 Voter Turnout: 83.68%

 

 IN-PRECINCT VOTESABSENTEE VOTESTOTAL VOTESPERCENT
Straight Party Ticket (Vote For 1)
Democratic Party(DEM) 51 253 304 33.74%
Republican Party(REP) 297 292 589 65.37%
Libertarian Party(LIB) 2 2 4 0.44%
U.S. Taxpayers Party(UST) 0 0 0 0.00%
Working Class Party(WCP) 2 0 2 0.22%
Green Party(GRN) 2 0 2 0.22%
Natural Law Party(NAT) 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 311 593 904  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States (Vote For 1)
Joseph R. Biden & Kamala D. Harris(DEM) 135 592 727 40.43%
Donald J. Trump & Michael R. Pence(REP) 514 526 1040 57.84%
Jo Jorgensen & Jeremy Cohen(LIB) 7 9 16 0.89%
Don Blankenship & William Mohr(UST) 0 1 1 0.06%
Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker(GRN) 4 3 7 0.39%
Rocky De La Fuente & Darcy Richardson(NAT) 0 1 1 0.06%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 3 3 6 0.33%
Undervotes 2 5 7  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
United States Senator (Vote For 1)
Gary Peters(DEM) 137 567 704 39.66%
John James(REP) 508 536 1044 58.82%
Valerie L. Willis(UST) 2 7 9 0.51%
Marcia Squier(GRN) 5 8 13 0.73%
Doug Dern(NAT) 2 3 5 0.28%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 11 19 30  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Representative in Congress 7th District (Vote For 1)
Gretchen D. Driskell(DEM) 141 567 708 40.53%
Tim Walberg(REP) 502 535 1037 59.36%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 2 2 0.11%
Undervotes 22 36 58  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Representative in State Legislature 52nd District (Vote For 1)
Donna Lasinski(DEM) 137 575 712 42.31%
Greg Marquis(REP) 476 494 970 57.64%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 1 1 0.06%
Undervotes 52 70 122  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Member of the State Board of Education (Vote For 2)
Ellen Cogen Lipton(DEM) 106 509 615 18.92%
Jason Strayhorn(DEM) 108 482 590 18.15%
Tami Carlone(REP) 435 469 904 27.82%
Michelle A. Frederick(REP) 436 467 903 27.78%
Bill Hall(LIB) 26 30 56 1.72%
Richard A. Hewer(LIB) 21 20 41 1.26%
Karen Adams(UST) 6 9 15 0.46%
Douglas Levesque(UST) 9 8 17 0.52%
Mary Anne Hering(WCP) 19 27 46 1.42%
Hali McEachern(WCP) 17 18 35 1.08%
Tom Mair(GRN) 7 21 28 0.86%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 138 220 358  
Overvotes 1 0 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Regent of the University of Michigan (Vote For 2)
Mark Bernstein(DEM) 115 506 621 19.35%
Shauna Ryder Diggs(DEM) 102 480 582 18.14%
Sarah Hubbard(REP) 444 473 917 28.58%
Carl Meyers(REP) 437 480 917 28.58%
James L. Hudler(LIB) 10 29 39 1.22%
Eric Larson(LIB) 25 30 55 1.71%
Ronald E. Graeser(UST) 5 4 9 0.28%
Crystal Van Sickle(UST) 7 13 20 0.62%
Michael Mawilai(GRN) 14 16 30 0.93%
Keith Butkovich(NAT) 6 12 18 0.56%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 1 1 0.03%
Undervotes 165 236 401  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Trustee of Michigan State University (Vote For 2)
Brian Mosallam(DEM) 97 465 562 18.01%
Rema Ella Vassar(DEM) 103 474 577 18.49%
Pat O'Keefe(REP) 445 471 916 29.36%
Tonya Schuitmaker(REP) 423 472 895 28.69%
Will Tyler White(LIB) 26 24 50 1.60%
Janet M. Sanger(UST) 10 16 26 0.83%
John Paul Sanger(UST) 8 11 19 0.61%
Brandon Hu(GRN) 14 19 33 1.06%
Robin Lea Laurain(GRN) 12 20 32 1.03%
Bridgette Abraham-Guzman(NAT) 2 8 10 0.32%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 190 298 488  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Governor of Wayne State University (Vote For 2)
Eva Garza Dewaelsche(DEM) 101 468 569 18.41%
Shirley Stancato(DEM) 102 494 596 19.29%
Don Gates(REP) 436 463 899 29.09%
Terri Lynn Land(REP) 438 481 919 29.74%
Jon Elgas(LIB) 19 22 41 1.33%
Christine C. Schwartz(UST) 10 14 24 0.78%
Susan Odgers(GRN) 18 24 42 1.36%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 206 314 520  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Prosecuting Attorney (Vote For 1)
Eli Savit(DEM) 212 609 821 97.39%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 16 6 22 2.61%
Undervotes 437 525 962  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Sheriff (Vote For 1)
Jerry L. Clayton(DEM) 210 612 822 98.09%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 11 5 16 1.91%
Undervotes 444 523 967  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Clerk and Register of Deeds (Vote For 1)
Lawrence Kestenbaum(DEM) 124 543 667 41.30%
Gary Greiner(REP) 463 485 948 58.70%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 78 111 189  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Treasurer (Vote For 1)
Catherine McClary(DEM) 130 557 687 41.81%
Paulette Metoyer(REP) 473 483 956 58.19%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 62 100 162  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Water Resources Commissioner (Vote For 1)
Evan N. Pratt(DEM) 197 586 783 97.63%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 13 6 19 2.37%
Undervotes 455 548 1003  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
County Commissioner 2nd District (Vote For 1)
Sue Shink(DEM) 116 543 659 39.75%
Scott Inman(REP) 467 480 947 57.12%
Eric Borregard(GRN) 25 27 52 3.14%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 56 90 146  
Overvotes 1 0 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Supervisor (Vote For 1)
L.J. Walter III(DEM) 105 477 582 34.77%
Kenneth J. Dignan III(REP) 508 581 1089 65.05%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 1 2 3 0.18%
Undervotes 51 80 131  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Clerk (Vote For 1)
Kathleen Manley(REP) 481 610 1091 76.94%
Marissa Prizgint(GRN) 88 237 325 22.92%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 1 1 2 0.14%
Undervotes 95 292 387  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Treasurer (Vote For 1)
Lenore M. Zelenock(REP) 496 684 1180 98.42%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 4 15 19 1.58%
Undervotes 165 441 606  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Trustee (Vote For 4)
Dana Forrester(DEM) 128 493 621 10.00%
David J. Gordon(DEM) 116 524 640 10.31%
Christine Miles(DEM) 136 483 619 9.97%
Adam Olney(DEM) 105 469 574 9.24%
Janet M. Chick(REP) 447 506 953 15.35%
Nate Muchow(REP) 448 479 927 14.93%
Joshua M. Nelson(REP) 444 481 925 14.90%
Jacqueline R. Otto(REP) 444 501 945 15.22%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 5 0 5 0.08%
Undervotes 387 616 1003  
Overvotes 0 2 2  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Justice of Supreme Court (Vote For 2)
Susan L. Hubbard 54 94 148 6.09%
Mary Kelly 196 295 491 20.20%
Bridget Mary McCormack 164 548 712 29.29%
Kerry Lee Morgan 32 37 69 2.84%
Katherine Mary Nepton 18 37 55 2.26%
Brock Swartzle 219 257 476 19.58%
Elizabeth M. Welch 93 383 476 19.58%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 4 0 4 0.16%
Undervotes 550 625 1175  
Overvotes 0 2 2  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Court of Appeals 3rd District Incumbent Position 6 Year Term (Vote For 2)
Mark Thomas Boonstra 203 482 685 48.51%
Jane E. Markey 207 510 717 50.78%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 7 3 10 0.71%
Undervotes 913 1285 2198  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Court of Appeals 3rd District Incumbent Position Partial Term Ending 01/01/2023 (Vote For 1)
James Robert Redford 216 522 738 99.06%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 1 7 0.94%
Undervotes 443 617 1060  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Circuit Court 22nd Circuit Incumbent Position (Vote For 1)
Patrick J. Conlin Jr. 221 531 752 98.95%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 5 3 8 1.05%
Undervotes 439 606 1045  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Circuit Court 22nd Circuit Non-Incumbent Position (Vote For 1)
Nick Roumel 139 294 433 44.87%
Tracy E. Van den Bergh 140 387 527 54.61%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 4 1 5 0.52%
Undervotes 382 458 840  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of Probate Court Incumbent Position (Vote For 1)
Julia B. Owdziej 221 488 709 99.44%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 3 1 4 0.56%
Undervotes 440 651 1091  
Overvotes 1 0 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Judge of District Court 14A District Incumbent Position (Vote For 1)
Anna Maria Frushour 207 520 727 98.91%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 2 8 1.09%
Undervotes 452 618 1070  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board of Trustees Member Washtenaw Community College (Vote For 3)
Dave DeVarti 94 237 331 25.36%
Christina Fleming 92 236 328 25.13%
Ruth Hatcher 85 291 376 28.81%
Martin J. Thomas 70 193 263 20.15%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 6 1 7 0.54%
Undervotes 829 1145 1974  
Overvotes 1 0 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Library Board Member (Vote For 6)
Gerald F. Hermann 219 406 625 32.65%
Jack Secrist 135 443 578 30.20%
Roger D. Spooner 133 391 524 27.38%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 137 50 187 9.77%
Undervotes 3366 5550 8916  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board Member Public Schools of the City of Ann Arbor (Vote For 3)
Krystle R. DuPree 8 41 49 21.40%
Jeff Gaynor 7 31 38 16.59%
Libby Hemphill 3 15 18 7.86%
Jamila James 4 9 13 5.68%
Maggi Richards Kennel 3 16 19 8.30%
Xan Morgan 3 4 7 3.06%
Ernesto Querijero 6 40 46 20.09%
Angie Smith 5 19 24 10.48%
John Spisak 5 10 15 6.55%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 79 157 236  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Proposal 2020-1 (Vote For 1)
Yes 433 867 1300 79.75%
No 138 192 330 20.25%
Undervotes 93 80 173  
Overvotes 1 1 2  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Proposal 2020-2 (Vote For 1)
Yes 519 965 1484 88.81%
No 75 112 187 11.19%
Undervotes 70 62 132  
Overvotes 1 1 2  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Washtenaw County Proposal (Vote For 1)
Yes 283 652 935 57.97%
No 287 391 678 42.03%
Undervotes 95 97 192  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board of Trustees Member Oakland Community College (Vote For 2)
Shirley J. Bryant 42 85 127 24.19%
Jason Michael Deneau 20 39 59 11.24%
Dandridge Floyd 12 43 55 10.48%
Susan Gibson 41 83 124 23.62%
John P. McCulloch 25 48 73 13.90%
E. Wadsworth Sherrod III 12 11 23 4.38%
John D. Tolbert 23 39 62 11.81%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 2 0 2 0.38%
Undervotes 367 528 895  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board Member South Lyon Community Schools 6 Year Term (Vote For 3)
Anthony R. Abbate 78 149 227 35.25%
Martin Leftwich 56 129 185 28.73%
Daniel Schwegler 59 134 193 29.97%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 18 21 39 6.06%
Undervotes 605 884 1489  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board Member South Lyon Community Schools Partial Term Ending 12/31/2024 (Vote For 1)
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 20 39 59 100.00%
Undervotes 252 400 652  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Board Member Whitmore Lake Public Schools (Vote For 2)
Lee Cole 78 229 307 48.73%
Lisa C. McCully 85 233 318 50.48%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 4 1 5 0.79%
Undervotes 537 711 1248  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0

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UnOfficial Election Results
NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, PRECINCT 3
This report created: Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020 03:29:35 AM

Registered Voters: 2,021 Ballots Cast: 1,405 Voter Turnout: 69.52%

 

 IN-PRECINCT VOTESABSENTEE VOTESTOTAL VOTESPERCENT
Straight Party Ticket (Vote For 1)
Democratic Party(DEM) 77 239 316 43.23%
Republican Party(REP) 226 177 403 55.13%
Libertarian Party(LIB) 2 3 5 0.68%
U.S. Taxpayers Party(UST) 0 1 1 0.14%
Working Class Party(WCP) 1 2 3 0.41%
Green Party(GRN) 1 1 2 0.27%
Natural Law Party(NAT) 1 0 1 0.14%
Undervotes 291 383 674  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States (Vote For 1)
Joseph R. Biden & Kamala D. Harris(DEM) 180 479 659 47.00%
Donald J. Trump & Michael R. Pence(REP) 401 313 714 50.93%
Jo Jorgensen & Jeremy Cohen(LIB) 14 5 19 1.36%
Don Blankenship & William Mohr(UST) 0 2 2 0.14%
Howie Hawkins & Angela Walker(GRN) 1 5 6 0.43%
Rocky De La Fuente & Darcy Richardson(NAT) 0 0 0 0.00%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 2 0 2 0.14%
Undervotes 1 2 3  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
United States Senator (Vote For 1)
Gary Peters(DEM) 179 466 645 46.47%
John James(REP) 398 307 705 50.79%
Valerie L. Willis(UST) 5 9 14 1.01%
Marcia Squier(GRN) 9 11 20 1.44%
Doug Dern(NAT) 1 3 4 0.29%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 7 10 17  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Representative in Congress 7th District (Vote For 1)
Gretchen D. Driskell(DEM) 185 470 655 48.45%
Tim Walberg(REP) 392 305 697 51.55%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 22 31 53  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Representative in State Legislature 52nd District (Vote For 1)
Donna Lasinski(DEM) 192 474 666 50.92%
Greg Marquis(REP) 359 281 640 48.93%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 2 2 0.15%
Undervotes 48 49 97  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Member of the State Board of Education (Vote For 2)
Ellen Cogen Lipton(DEM) 147 432 579 22.87%
Jason Strayhorn(DEM) 147 392 539 21.29%
Tami Carlone(REP) 329 262 591 23.34%
Michelle A. Frederick(REP) 325 274 599 23.66%
Bill Hall(LIB) 22 18 40 1.58%
Richard A. Hewer(LIB) 18 14 32 1.26%
Karen Adams(UST) 10 10 20 0.79%
Douglas Levesque(UST) 7 3 10 0.39%
Mary Anne Hering(WCP) 24 29 53 2.09%
Hali McEachern(WCP) 23 16 39 1.54%
Tom Mair(GRN) 11 18 29 1.15%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 1 0 1 0.04%
Undervotes 132 142 274  
Overvotes 1 1 2  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Regent of the University of Michigan (Vote For 2)
Mark Bernstein(DEM) 147 415 562 22.72%
Shauna Ryder Diggs(DEM) 135 399 534 21.58%
Sarah Hubbard(REP) 340 281 621 25.10%
Carl Meyers(REP) 326 261 587 23.73%
James L. Hudler(LIB) 18 12 30 1.21%
Eric Larson(LIB) 24 16 40 1.62%
Ronald E. Graeser(UST) 7 8 15 0.61%
Crystal Van Sickle(UST) 13 16 29 1.17%
Michael Mawilai(GRN) 20 22 42 1.70%
Keith Butkovich(NAT) 10 4 14 0.57%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 158 176 334  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Trustee of Michigan State University (Vote For 2)
Brian Mosallam(DEM) 133 389 522 21.36%
Rema Ella Vassar(DEM) 136 399 535 21.89%
Pat O'Keefe(REP) 350 275 625 25.57%
Tonya Schuitmaker(REP) 323 267 590 24.14%
Will Tyler White(LIB) 26 14 40 1.64%
Janet M. Sanger(UST) 12 14 26 1.06%
John Paul Sanger(UST) 10 10 20 0.82%
Brandon Hu(GRN) 18 18 36 1.47%
Robin Lea Laurain(GRN) 11 15 26 1.06%
Bridgette Abraham-Guzman(NAT) 15 9 24 0.98%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 164 202 366  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Governor of Wayne State University (Vote For 2)
Eva Garza Dewaelsche(DEM) 134 390 524 22.14%
Shirley Stancato(DEM) 129 388 517 21.84%
Don Gates(REP) 324 257 581 24.55%
Terri Lynn Land(REP) 332 280 612 25.86%
Jon Elgas(LIB) 23 15 38 1.61%
Christine C. Schwartz(UST) 20 16 36 1.52%
Susan Odgers(GRN) 33 26 59 2.49%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Undervotes 203 240 443  
Overvotes 0 0 0  
Invalid votes 0 0 0  
 
Prosecuting Attorney (Vote For 1)
Eli Savit(DEM) 288 514 802 95.70%
Rejected write-ins 0 0 0 0.00%
Unassigned write-ins 25 11 36 4.30%
Undervotes 286 280 566  
Overvotes 0 1 1  
Invalid votes 0 0