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GOP storm rages across state and nation

Rick Snyder

Rick Snyder won the race for governor of Michigan.

Tuesday night’s election results were more than a little disheartening for those faithful to the Democratic party. The Republicans took the nation by storm, gaining a majority in the US House and in many states. According to analysts, it was the biggest turnover of power since Harry Truman took office, and reflects a growing frustration and loss of patience by voters looking for answers to why they are yet to see an improvement in the economy despite bailouts, tax cuts, and a controversial health plan that was passed under the last Democratic watch.

According to current Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, voter turnout averaged about 45 percent.

In the state of Michigan, Republican businessman Rick Snyder beat out Democrat Virg Bernero 58 percent to 40 percent to become the new governor of Michigan.

Republican Justin Amash sailed over Democrat Pat Miles 60 percent to 37 percent to become the new Representative in the third district for U.S. Congress.

In the Michigan 73rd District, Republican Peter MacGregor blazed by Democrat Jerrod Roberts 72 percent to 25 percent.

Democrat Mike Huckleberry lost his bid for reelection in the 70th District to Republican Mike Outman 55 percent to 43 percent.

In the District 3 Kent County Commissioner Race, Roger Morgan-R won easily over James Black-D 72 percent to 28 percent.

In Nelson Township, Katy Austin won the two year partial term for treasurer over Lisa Heydenburg 97 percent to 3 percent.

The election in the City of Cedar Springs was uncontested, with both Ken Benham and Neil Gomez running for and winning two seats.

The state proposal for a constitutional convention failed by 800,000 votes.

The state proposal to ban felons from holding certain public offices and positions passed by more than 1.5 million votes.

For more election results across Michigan, go to http://www.michigan.gov/sos/

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