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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:42 AM

Democrats Poised to control Michigan Legislature for first time in nearly 40 years!

Source: Detroit News

Lansing Michigan Democrats say they've won full control of state government by taking majorities in the Legislature for the first time in 40 years, along with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection victory.

While votes were still being tallied Wednesday morning and not all of the key races had been called by the Associated Press, House Democrats said they would hold 56 of the 110 seats in the chamber, a slim, one-vote majority. The Democrats last won control of the House in the 2008 election for the 2009-2010 session.

House Republicans have conceded their 12-year-long hold on the majority, said Gideon D'Assandro, spokesman for the House Republican caucus.

Senate Democrats, who haven't been in power since 1984, announced they had achieved a majority at about 4 a.m. As of 8 a.m., Democrats were leading or had won in 19 of the 38 districts, according to the Associated Press. If their caucus held at 19 seats, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist would serve as a tie-breaking vote.

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/michigan/2022/11/09/michigan-democrats-poised-to-win-control-of-legislature-for-1st-time-in-decades/69632790007/

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THIS is what a non-GOP-gerrymandered legislature looks like!

We voted to hand reapportionment to an citizen's commission in 2018...

Michigan Democrats have often won the legislative statewide vote totals-- but Republicans had firmly gerrymandered themselves into minority control. Well, not any more!

Also, my "endangered" congresswoman, Elissa Slotkin has been projected to have won re-election by a narrow margin. This is one of the 20 or 30 seats that have been judged to be "pivotal" to US House control.


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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:46 AM

1. It was a a great election for Michigan

I think our state will be in a position to do some really positive things.

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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:48 AM

2. Meeechigan done good!!

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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:48 AM

3. Largely due to the redistricting commission -- this is outstanding news

There is also a spillover from the Roe vs Wade. Great to be in a state where true representation is making a comeback.

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