Michigan

  1. Mayor Dave Bing (D) talks to The 12 about voter turnout in Detroit and the problems caused by having 18 proposals on the Michigan ballot. 

  2. "It’s about your future. It’s about access to college and whether or not we’re going to make sure we’ve got great jobs for you." 

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) wins her third term and talks about the importance of the youth vote to her successful campaign. 

  3. Here’s one (presumably temporary) tattoo Obama supporter Krystle Collins of Michigan probably doesn’t regret the next day. 
This guy, on the other hand… 

    Here’s one (presumably temporary) tattoo Obama supporter Krystle Collins of Michigan probably doesn’t regret the next day. 

    This guy, on the other hand… 

  4. Young voters saying a chant as they leave a watch party in Detroit after President Obama won re-election.

  5. Prosecuting Attorney Kim Worthy on the importance of Wayne County, Mich. voters.

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    Senior Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod is so confident the president will win Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania that he agreed to shave the mustache he’s worn for 40 years if Obama loses any of those three states. Axelrod’s mustache now has its own parody Twitter account.

  7. By Donna Musolli for The 12

    Wayne State University students weighed in on the final presidential debate over foreign policy and the candidates’ positions in the days following it. 

    Failing to mention the Euro crisis kept Americans from seeing each candidate’s knowledge of the crisis and general stance on the issue, senior political science student Alexander Kappaz said.

    “I was extremely disappointed that any of the debates failed to mention the Euro crisis. Romney insists on comparing America to countries like Spain and Greece. I find this perplexing because the crisis in Spain was caused by sovereign debt and currency which is not analogous to the economic situations in Greece. So either Romney is economically illiterate, or being incredibly disingenuous on purpose to hammer home a fear-mongering talking point,” Kappaz said. “It would have been interesting to see Obama’s response to the crisis and I would have liked to see at least one of the candidates articulate why these situations are different.”

    While some students felt that the absence of certain topics were detrimental to the debate, others did not.

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  8. By Emily Morman for The 12

    President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney verbally battled over many topics during the Oct. 16 debate, not the least of which was immigration.

    Obama said he was in favor of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, whereas Romney said he would not grant “amnesty” to people who enter the U.S. without documentation.

    Junior psychology and pre-med student Dave Lepoudre said he thinks Romney represents the immigration policy that’s best for the U.S.

    “We shouldn’t have people who are illegal immigrants working for us and coming into our country,” he said.

    “In a sense, I believe Romney is pro on bringing in legal immigrants,” he said. “I believe Obama just wants immigrants in general.”

    Marie Muhammad, a junior who’s co-majoring in environmental science and geology, was also focused on Romney’s stance on immigration.

    “I am backing Obama, but I do want to hear what Romney’s saying,” she said. “I don’t want to be biased.”

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    • Me: What did the candidates say that surprised you?

    • Student: Well, Detroit was mentioned more than four times during the first 8 minutes of the debate; however, China was probably the most used word in the debate.

    • Me: Really?

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