Elections

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The estimated cost of recounting all the votes in Michigan’s presidential election continues to rise.  

State officials plan to charge Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein almost a million dollars to conduct the recount.

If Stein carries through with plans to demand a recount, state will demand a check for $973,250. That’s higher than previous numbers, based on $125 per precinct.

Fred Woodhams of the Michigan Bureau of Elections says the number grew because of the high number of absentee ballots to be counted.

ESCANABA, MI--   A petition of recount has been filed in Delta County. 

Clerk Nancy Kolich says Thomas England filed the petition in the race for the Bay College Board of Trustees.  He lost by 12 votes in the November 8 election. 

Kolich says the recount will be held in December after the state Board of Canvassers certifies the election.  

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Turnout for the presidential election in Wisconsin appears to be a 20-year low.

Turnout in Tuesday's election was about 66 percent of the voting age population, based on unofficial results. Nearly all precincts were reporting Wednesday morning.

More than 2.9 million people voted in Wisconsin's Senate race, about 3,000 more than did in the presidential. The Wisconsin Elections Commission predicted about 3.1 million would cast ballots, which would have been roughly a 69 percent turnout.

UNDATED--   The race for president, 14 U.S. House seats, two Michigan Supreme Court justice posts and control of the 110-member Michigan House are at stake in the election. 

The spotlight Tuesday is on the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Both candidates and their surrogates have campaigned for the state's 16 electoral votes.

WAUWATOSA, WI (AP)--   Aging Wisconsin voters are facing transportation and identification challenges as they look to vote on Election Day. 

Wisconsin Assisted Living Association executive director Jim Murphy tells Wisconsin Public Radio that traveling to a polling place can be difficult and that Wisconsin's voter ID law poses an issue to older adults who may not have a valid driver's license because they don't drive.

The following is a list of ballot issues and contested races for counties in the Public Radio 90 listening area.

Presidential/Legislative

Alger 

Baraga

Delta

Dickinson

PRESIDENTIAL

Hillary Clinton, Democrat

Tim Kaine

 
 

Donald Trump, Republican

Michael Pence

 
 

Gary Johnson, Libertarian

Bill Weld

 
 

Darrell Castle, U.S. Taxpayers

Scott Bradley

 
 

Jill Stein, Green

Ajamu Baraka

 
 

Emidio Mimi Soltysik, Natural Law

Angela Nicole Walker

 
 

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL

SHERIFF

 

 

Paul Furman, Republican--207

W. John Norrington, Democrat--161

Terry Jones, NPA--155

COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONER

Vote for 2

 

 

Dale DuFour, Democrat--269

Keith Rochefort, Democrat--315

Daniel LaFoille, Sr., Republican--191
 
 

COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONER

Ontonagon County

Nov 3, 2016

SHERIFF

Vote for 1

 

 

Dean Utecht, Republican--640

Dale Rantala, Democrat--2,377

Donald Lorendo, NPA--242

JUDGE OF 32ND CIRCUIT COURT

Partial term ending 1/1/2021

 

 

Michael Pope

Mark McDonald

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

3RD DISTRICT

 

Menominee County

Nov 3, 2016

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

1ST DISTRICT

 

 

Steven Gromala, Democrat--486

Ray Williams, NPA--274

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

5TH DISTRICT

 

 

Garry Anderson, Republican--500

William Cech, NPA-618

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