A state election board has officially certified the results of the August primaries. The Board of State Canvassers also authorized a handful of recounts in close state House races. The state Bureau of Elections anticipates five recounts, which should take place next week.
(They are in Genesee County, Ottawa County, the western UP, and two in Detroit.)
The board now moves on to authorizing or rejecting three petition drives looking to put questions on the November ballot.
The board will first hear a challenge to the campaign to allow eight new non-tribal casinos in Michigan. The other two proposals would require public votes on new international bridges, and to require two-thirds super-majorities before the Legislature could raise taxes.