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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:22 AM

Democrats poised to win control of Michigan Legislature for 1st time in decades

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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/



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

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

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Original post)

Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:26 AM

1. This was Roe-ing the vote!

Hopefully, more state abortion rights referendums are in the offing. Alito essentially asked for them and we should not disappoint the guy!

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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:27 AM

2. Seems people are more worried about democracy than inflation.

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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:30 AM

3. about time

thasnks!

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Wed Nov 9, 2022, 09:30 AM

4. Locking

This will be great news to post in LBN once it is final, please post in General Discussion till then.

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