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By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
According to Ward 2 primary election volunteers at Estabrook Elementary in Ypsilanti voter turnout has been strong and steady. The high turnout is not surprising as large numbers of residents in Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County have taken a vested interest, perhaps more so this primary election than previous elections. This may be in large part due to the numbers of highly charged campaign rallies in Ypsilanti over recent weeks in support of governor candidate Abdul El-Sayed.
A little over a week ago several hundred residents packed Brown AME Church in Ypsilanti for a rally for El-Sayed that featured supporter and new energetic face of the Democratic Party Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York.
A rally for Abdul El-Sayed this past Sunday at the Marriott Eagle Crest Hotel in Ypsilanti featuring speaker Bernie Sanders drew roughly 1000 people in the sweltering heat.
Notable near the entrance of the Ypsilanti Ward 2 voting site Tuesday morning was the presence of a group supporting Proposal 2 which would amend the Michigan Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission. Proposal 2 will appear on the ballot in November.