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Robo-Calls, Voter Turnout And Local Results

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Governor Snyder, a backer of Mitt Romney in Michigan, spoke with WWJ about ‘robo-calls’ allegedly stemming from Santorum’s camp, asking Democrats to switch over and vote for Santorum.

The governor says he hopes that people will be true to their convictions in the voting process.

“Well, I don’t think that’s appropriate. Our primary system is a fairly open system in Michigan to encourage people to support candidates they really believe in,  and the concept of really encouraging people to vote for someone they really don’t believe in  … I mean, we need to respect democracy,” said Snyder.

On the primary scene – political insiders are saying that Romney really needs to win Michigan decisively in order to move forward with any sort of momentum.

WWJ’s election pollster Tim Kiska says turnout is light in many places across the state but there have been some exceptions.

“Sterling Heights is seeing light voter turnout – W. Bloomfield Twp. and Bloomfield both seeing moderate turnout – on pace to hit the 30 percent mark, which is what they hit four years ago,” said Kiska. “There is one particular area … in the Holland area outside of Grand Rapids and we are hearing that turnout there is heavy. This would seem to indicate that would help Rick Santorum. This being Rick Santorum country according to polls.”

Kiska says at the end of the day it’s projected that voter turnout will be in the 20 percent range.

Click on links for local results in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

MACOMB COUNTY

OAKLAND COUNTY

WAYNE COUNTY

STATE OF MICHIGAN

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for continuing election coverage.

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