Thursday, February 29, 2024

Emily Robinson

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Time running out for Byrum

Even though Democrat Dianne Byrum gained votes in Ingham County’s four-day recount of the 8th Congressional District election, the state senator’s deficit still leaves questions of whether she will be able to overturn state-certified results.The recount gave Byrum, of Onondaga, a net gain of 33 votes, lessening the margin between her and GOP opponent state Sen.


Board allows precincts to be recounted

MASON - Recounts aren’t always as easy as they should be. The Board of State Canvassers voted Wednesday night to allow 10 precincts - eight of those from East Lansing - to be recounted in the 8th Congressional District race after questions over the validity of some ballots arose. Problems with the eight East Lansing precincts arose when officials discovered numbers appearing on the ballot boxes did not match official numbers recorded in poll books. The vote came as good news to Democratic candidate Dianne Byrum’s campaign, which trailed Republican Mike Rogers by 160 votes before recounts began at her request.


Third-party candidates blamed for election

With Florida’s election locked in a recount battle and a recount for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District beginning today, some third-party candidates are questioning the integrity of the major parties.In turn, some major party supporters are pointing the blame for November’s close elections at the third-party movement.“Some people within the Green Party were getting death threats,” said Bonnie Bucqueroux, the Green Party’s 8th Congressional District candidate.


Activist takes strides for gay rights

SWARTZ CREEK - David Garcia began a 55-mile journey on foot Thursday afternoon that would bring him to Lansing in an effort to draw attention to gay rights. After a stop at MSU this morning, Garcia planned to hold a 9 a.m.


Session nears end, lawmakers push legislation

With only two weeks left for bills in the House and Senate to become law before this year’s session ends, some lawmakers are scrambling to see their legislation through.With more than 1,000 bills introduced every session, and only about 100 passing, it’s common to end a session with almost a thousand failing.Some lawmakers say the lack of time doesn’t deter them from trying to speed up their efforts; it makes business more hectic.State House Rep.