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Michigan voters set new turnout record for August primary


August 9, 2018


An estimated 2 million Michiganders cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, a new record for a Michigan August primary.

Gogebic County saw 25.6 percent of voters participate in the election, while 30 percent of registered Ontonagon voters cast ballots in that county.

Gogebic County participation was up from past August primaries, according to Gogebic County Clerk Gerry Pelissero. He said the 2016 election that featured all county and township offices had a 22 percent turnout, while the 2014 race that lacked those local contests only had an 11 per...

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