Traverse City Record-Eagle

Election 2010

November 2, 2010

Voters reject constitutional convention

DETROIT — Michigan voters again have decided against allowing a broad rewrite of the state's 1963 constitution.

Proposal 1 was failing 68 percent to 32 percent Tuesday with 26 percent of precincts reporting.

Michigan voters are automatically asked every 16 years whether they want to authorize a convention to rewrite the constitution. Similar proposals failed in 1978 and 1994.

Opponents said the measure was too costly and would slow down work by incoming governor Rick Snyder and the new Michigan Legislature.

Michigan voters approved Proposal 2, which calls for government officials convicted of felonies that breach the public trust to be banned from office for 20 years.

Proposal 2 was passing 76 percent to 24 percent with 26 percent of precincts reporting.

1
Text Only
General Election Returns
Primary Election Returns
Poll
Poll
Poll
Poll
Poll
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide