Roundup of Statewide Results - WNEM TV 5

Roundup of Statewide Results

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) - The governor's race might have been the contest to watch statewide, but there were a few other contests TV5 made sure to keep an eye on.

Three seats were open in the race for a spot as justice of the state Supreme Court. Incumbent David Viviano was up against Deborah Thomas and Kerry Morgan for the two-year Supreme Court justice term.

For the full eight-year term, five people were competing for two seats, one of which is being vacated by Justice Michael Cavanagh when he retires. Incumbent Brian Zahra, Richard Bernstein, Doug Dern, Bill Murphy and James Robert Redford were all vying for the positions.

Viviano nabbed the two-year term with 63 percent of the vote. However, the eight-year term race was a bit tighter. With 95 percent of the precincts reporting, Brian Zahra leads with 32 percent and Richard Bernstein comes in a close second with 29 percent.

Michiganders also cast votes for attorney general. Republican incumbent Bill Schuette, who was first elected in 2010, was up against democrat Mark Totten. Schuette will return to his position after receiving 53 percent of the vote.

Options for secretary of state were also on the ballot. Republican incumbent Ruth Johnson, who was elected in 2010, ran for reelection against democrat Godfrey Dillard. Johnson won with 55 percent of the vote.

Two controversial wolf hunting referendums were also on the ballot this election. Proposal one would designate wolves as game for hunting and call for the Natural Resources Commission to schedule annual wolf hunting seasons. Fifty-five percent of voters said no, they do not want to designate wolves as game.

Proposal two would allow the commission to designate wolves and other animals as game as well as when they can be hunted without legislative action. Once again, the majority of voters said no, 64 percent voted they do not want the Natural Resources Commission to be able to designate animals as game without legislative action.

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