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Stateside: Voter enthusiasm in Detroit; working the polls; open-carry on Election Day

"Vote here" sign
Mark Brush
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Michigan Radio
With less than a week left until Election day, we take a look at a variety of perspectives about voting in Detroit.

Today on Stateside, we talk about Detroit voters and what turnout looks like in the Motor City. Plus, a conversation with the Sheriff of Livingston County about Secretary Benson’s order against firearms at the polls.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Voter enthusiasm in Detroit in 2020 elections

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Stateside’s conversation with Sarah Cwiek

  • Sarah Cwiek is a reporter with Michigan Radio

Tumultuous year frames Black voters’ journey to the polls in Detroit

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Stateside’s conversation with Candice Fortman

  • Candice Fortman is the Executive Director of Outlier Media.

Michigan Voters Vow to Cast Ballots In Person Despite Pandemic

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Quinn Klinefelter reports

  • Quinn Klinefelter is a reporter for WDET
  • You can read his reporting on the subject here.

SOS Benson wants to ban open carry at polling places. This sheriff says that doesn’t need to happen.

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Stateside’s conversation with Michael Murphy

  • Michael Murphy is the Sheriff of Livingston County
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