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Stateside: Lt. Gov. Gilchrist on Election Day preparedness; capturing Michigan’s Latinx vote

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Jodi Westrick
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Michigan Radio
The election is tomorrow, but a recent bill passed by the Michigan Legislature, clerks in certain municipalities can being preparing absentee ballots today.

Today on Stateside, we talk about how ready state officials and local clerks are for Election Day. Also, we'll hear about the issues shaping Latino voters’ opinions on the 2020 presidential race.

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

Despite unprecedented election circumstances, Ingham Co. clerk still expects a smooth, timely vote count

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Stateside’s conversation with Barb Byrum

  • Barb Byrum is the clerk for Ingham County. 

Is the state ready for Election Day? LG Garlin Gilchrist says yes.

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Stateside’s conversation with Garlin Gilchrist

  • Garlin Gilchrist is the lieutenant governor of Michigan.

Michigan's Latinx Voters Could Help Flip The State Blue, Are Democrats Doing Enough To Reach Out?

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Reporting from Michelle Jokisch Polo

  • Michelle Jokisch Polo is a reporter with WKAR. 

A new generation of Latinx voters in Michigan considers its election options

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Stateside’s conversation with Sergio Cira-Reyes and Angela Ocampo

  • Sergio Cira-Reyes is a community organizer in West Michigan.
  • Angela Ocampo is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan.

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