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Politics & Government

The final push to election day in Michigan

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DETROIT (AP) - Michigan Democrats and Republicans are doing everything they can to make sure as many of their fellow state residents as possible show up at the polls.

GOP spokeswoman Kelsey Knight says campaign staffers and volunteers are knocking on 200,000 doors and making 500,000 calls in this final week alone to encourage voters to show up. And to vote Republican, of course.

Democrats are doing the same, but they didn't provide specific numbers.

It's not clear what voter turnout will be like in the state, though.

The secretary of state's office has declined to provide a statewide estimate, while clerks in a few populous counties say they expect turnout to be slightly less than it was in 2008.

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