Election Day 2022 results are coming in. At the top of the ticket, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been elected to a second term.
Elsewhere, all three Michigan ballot proposals are projected to pass. Those include Proposal 1, giving Michigan’s legislators new term limits and financial disclosure reports; Proposal 2, giving Michigan voters more rights; Proposal 3, legalizing abortion and reproductive rights in the state following the fall of Roe v. Wade.
In other major races, Jocelyn Benson was elected to second term as Secretary of State. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is also projected to win reelection. Michigan Supreme Court incumbents Richard Bernstein and Brian Zahra won re-election to eight-year terms.
Whitmer spoke to supporters Wednesday morning (Nov. 9) from MotorCity Casino in Detroit.
“Holding this office has been the honor of my life, and I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity for the last four years,” Whitmer said. She also said she would keep building the Michigan economy, repeal retirement tax for seniors, protect the Great Lakes and to keep “fighting like hell” to protect fundamental rights, such as abortion.
“Building a Michigan where everyone can get ahead is what really matters right now, more than ever” Whitmer said. “We are going to move this state forward and I’m excited for all the work we’re going to do together.”
Dixon conceded, stating, “I called Governor Whitmer this morning to concede and wish her well. Michigan’s future success rests not in elected officials or government, but all of us. It is incumbent upon all of us to help our children read, support law enforcement, and grow our economy. Thank you to our volunteers and supporters for working so hard to forge a better Michigan. We came up short, but we will never stop fighting for our families.”