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Candidates and ballot campaigns are making their closing arguments heading into the final week before Election Day.

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Candidates and ballot drives head into the final week of the 2022 election campaign with some races appearing to be very close.

Political science professor Matt Grossman directs the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University.

He says most voters have probably made up their minds and will stick largely with the Republican or the Democratic ticket, and will show a partisan tilt on ballot questions, as well. “In the end, most voters make a partisan decision and so they decide to vote for one party for all those statewide offices and the local ones.”

But Grossman says a small group of undecided voters could still make a difference in close races. Wild cards this year include more early voting, new congressional and legislative districts, and how three contentious ballot proposals affect voter interest.

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