Will Michigan Be In Play For Trump?

The normally Blue state could go Red if Trump gets his wish

In 2016, Michigan has 16 electoral votes, which is 3 percent of the 538 electoral votes up for grabs and 6 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the general election.

Between 1900 and 2012, Michigan cast votes for the winning presidential candidate 72.41 percent of the time. In that same time frame, Michigan supported Republican candidates for president more often than Democratic candidates, 58.62 to 41.38 percent. The state favored Democrats in every presidential election between 2000 and 2012.

Presidential primary elections in Michigan took place on March 8, 2016. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary with 49.7 percent of the vote. Donald Trump won the Republican primary with 36.5 percent.

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