Election results a mixed bag

It’s the day after election day, and there’s good news and bad news. Most notably, the proposal to protect collective bargaining did not pass.

Here are results of some key races and questions on the Nov. 6 ballot.

MCO-endorsed candidates and recommended positions are in bold.

* = elected

How the U.S. voted for President:

* Barack Obama (D) 59,575,617 votes 303 Electoral votes
Mitt Romney (R) 59,948,876 206 Electoral votes

How Michigan voted for President:

* Barack Obama (D) 2,394,089 53.6% 16
Mitt Romney (R) 2,033,206 45.5%

How Michigan voted for Senator:

* Debbie Stabenow (D) (Incumbent) 2,532,277 58%
Pete Hoekstra (R) 1,685,166 39%

How Michigan voted for Supreme Court (general):

* Bridget McCormack 1,432,073 23%
* Stephen Markman (incumbent) 1,429,787 23%
Colleen O’Brien 1,324,118 22%
Connie Kelley 1,307,865 21%
Kerry Morgan 250,440 4%
Doug Dern 209,967 3%
Bob Roddis 173,382 3%

How Michigan voted for Supreme Court (partial):

* Brian Zahra 1,671,913 50%
Shelia Johnson 1,367,059 41%
Mindy Barry 293,965 9%

Here’s how Michigan voted on the state ballot proposals:

Proposal 1: Referendum on the Emergency Financial Manager Law:

Yes 2,032,876 48%
* No 2,239,006 52%

Proposal 2: Protect Working Families (Collective Bargaining):

Yes 1,813,732 42%
* No 2,523,065 58%

Proposal 3: 24% Renewable Energy Sources by 2013:

Yes 1,607,695 37%
* No 2,741,775 63%

Proposal 4: Keep HomeĀ  Health Care a Safe Choice:

Yes 2,032,876 48%
* No 2,239,006 52%

Proposal 5: Proposal to amend the state Constitution to require a supermajority for tax changes:

Yes 1,335,411 31%
* No 2,943,536 69%

Proposal 6: The Bridge Debate:

Yes 1,743,120 40%
* No 2,570,148 60%

Here’s results from two other races mentioned in the MCO Report:

State House District 65:

Bonnie Johnson (D) (retired MCO member) 17,381 43%
* Mike Shirkey (R) (incumbent) 22,862 57%

Montcalm Township Supervisor:

Ron Trachet (R) (MCO member) 560 43%
* Michael Adams (I) (Incumbent) 732 56%

Please note, as more election results trickle in throughout the day, these numbers could slightly change.

Click here for full Michigan state House election results.

Sources: The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press, Greenville Daily News.

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