Consulting firm uses social media to track voters' attitudes about US candidates
Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the firm developed a new process for “polling” the public that relies on digital interactions. Using artificial intelligence on social media, Ad Victory tracks races across the U.S. by logging online enthusiasm or opposition shown for candidates. In fact, the consulting firm observed that attitudes toward the candidates actually positioned James ahead of Peters by 10 points. The firm also believes that the presidential race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is closer than what polls are suggesting. On Sunday, President Trump will hold a rally in Washington Township at Total Sports Park.
City of Ann Arbor asks cyclists for opinions on bike routes
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbors many cyclists can now share their opinions about comfortable bike routes around Tree Town through a new survey. On an interactive map of existing and proposed bike routes, cyclists can give feedback to refine a network of routes that will help the city update its Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Routes range from prioritized smaller streets for bicycle travel to separated bike paths on main streets. Those taking the survey will be asked to consider different types of bike infrastructure, like bike boulevards and side paths. The citys Comprehensive Transportation Plan is a guiding document for transportation policies, programs, and investments in the transportation network.
Washtenaw County Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement seeks input on Ypsilanti incident
YPSILANTI, Mich. The Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement is requesting public input relating to a May incident in the Apple Ridge neighborhood of Ypsilanti. On May 26, ShaTeina Grady El and her husband Daniyal Grady El were arrested by Washtenaw County Sheriffs deputies after allegedly refusing to leave the scene of a shooting. In a YouTube video, CABLE chair Justin Hodge asked community members to share their thoughts and opinions on the incident, which will be relayed to the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office. CABLE was created to liaise between the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office and the public. Members of the advisory board gather information on issues regarding the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office, review policies or procedures and make recommendations on incidents.