Elections

MDP Chair: 'Increased voter turnout good for both parties'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The November mid-terms produced for more voters than an average mid-term election.

Michigan Democrats were able to win big when it came to governor, attorney general and secretary of state, which Senate Party Chairman Brandon Dillon partially attributes to the large turnout.

He says the numbers were up for both parties, and he believes is a good thing,

"Any time you get 4.2 million voters to come out in a mid-term election, that's good — and having voters on both sides be willing to come out and engage, I think it gives more legitimacy to the folks who are in office to be able to say ‘this wasn't  an election where just a sliver of the population turned out.’ We at least got over half of the people to come out and vote,” Dillon said.

More from Dillon can be heard on this Sunday’s “To The Point,” airing at 10 a.m. Sunday on 24 Hour News 8.


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