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Michigan voters weighed in on much more than just the presidential election this year. It was a long ballot with statewide proposals, a U.S. Senate race, and many state legislative races. That's all on top of local issues.

Zach Gorchow is the executive editor and publisher at Gongwer News Service. He joined Michigan Radio's Doug Tribou for a look at some of the key races. 

State capitol in Lansing Michigan
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The Capitol building in Lansing is like a second office for reporters who cover Michigan’s state government. So as details of an alleged terrorist plot that included plans to kidnap the governor and storm the Capitol came to light last week, Zach Gorchow of Gongwer News Service felt rattled.

Michigan’s Primary Election is Tuesday, Aug. 4 and mail-in ballots are already being received by city, township, and county clerks all over the state. 

With all 14 of Michigan's U.S. House seats, one Senate seat, and 110 state House seats at stake this fall on top of community-level elections, there's a lot to keep in mind on Tuesday.

Zach Gorchow of Gongwer News Service and Emily Lawler with MLive join us to go over the top issues, and voting etiquette during a global pandemic. 

President Donald Trump
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The Republicans have one candidate left standing for the party's presidential nomination.

Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich both suspended their campaigns this week, leaving Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee.