Four of the five most popular election stories in Washtenaw County on Facebook this year either featured or mentioned Donald Trump. The most popular described the possibility that Trump, shown here at a rally in Grand Rapids, might be kept off Michigan's ballot if he ran as an independent.Donald Trump is Facebook's most popular Washtenaw County election story of 2015
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With 2015 days away from ending, it is time to look at the top Washtenaw County election stories of 2015 before moving on to the coming year's election news. Based on the number of Facebook shares and likes, five stories stood out, four of which shared two common themes, looking forward to next year's presidential election and Donald Trump, not necessarily in that order. Trump dominated the most popular articles that much.Details about the top five stories at the link, along with the slideshow Top five Washtenaw County election stories on Facebook for 2015 and a video of protesters at the Trump rally in Grand Rapids last week. Unfortuately, it's not this one from WOOD-TV: Donald Trump gets mixed reviews during rally.
The difficulties Trump might face running in Michigan as an independent candidate for President came in first. The New York real estate mogul and former reality television star also made cameo appearances in two articles about Michigan polls in which he came in second. Trump's name even appeared in a story about a fundraiser for a Democratic candidate.
Only one of the top five articles neither looked ahead nor mentioned Trump. Instead, it was about the defeat of Proposal 1, the result of the only statewide election in Michigan that happened this year.
While Trump earned cheers inside the DeltaPlex, the reviews outside were mixed.Welcome to Weimar America.