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Michigan voters head to the polls

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For voters in Michigan, there's a lot to think about this election.  From national to local races, everyone has an opinion, but all agree the most important thing is getting to the polls.

"I think every one [election] is important," Michigan voter Pam Hutchinson said.  "I think its important to get out and exercise your right to vote."

"You have to vote for the President.  We're Americans," Pam Meinert, another voter said.

The Presidential race is taking top priority with most.  With polls showing very little wiggle room, many feel now is the time to make it count.

"Its so close.  I think every vote is going to count," Doug Worden, who voted in Whiteford Township, said. "I If mine is the one that turns it in my direction, I'll be really happy."

Michigan also has statewide issues that have everyone talking, like Proposal 2.  It would preserve the right to collectively bargain in the state constitution.  Opponents say the measure would hurt Michigan business devastate the state's attempt to rebuild its manufacturing industry.

"I'm Teamsters, I'm all for everybody having good pay and good benefits and the right to choose," Hutchinson said.

Worden adds, "that was hard to decide on because of the political part of it made it difficult but we made our choices and went with them."

It's obvious there are a lot of decisions to be made just over the state line, but residents are ready and say they have confidence in the system.

"I've been voting since I was 18 and now I'm 40," Anthony Domanski, voter, said.  "Haven't missed one and I feel real good about that."

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