Michigan Update: Joe Biden takes Michigan. States that The AP has not yet called: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, and Alaska. Keep up to date by following BNA on Twitter.
Michigan poll workers are counting “hundreds of thousands” of ballots as they try to deliver results in the crucial battleground state by Wednesday.
According to Fox News, the 156,000 ballots outstanding are mostly absentee ballots.
CBS News explained that the state has 16 electoral votes up for grabs. The news outlet’s Battleground Tracker rates this race as leaning toward Joe Biden.
Trump has made eight trips to Michigan for campaign events since the start of 2019. On the other hand, Biden has made four trips to the state since his Democratic nomination was finalized.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) November 4, 2020
Kamala Harris went to Michigan on Tuesday morning and said that “the path to the White House and the path to determining who will be the next president of the United States without a question runs through Michigan.”
According to CBS News, Trump “flipped” Michigan in 2016. He was the first Republican to win the state since George H.W. Bush in 1988.
Fox News reported that Biden remained ahead of Trump by around 16,000 votes, with 95% of reporting complete, as of Wednesday morning.
A Biden official said the campaign is confident that results will be available by midday.
“Michigan update: recently updated and reported results now include absentee ballots voted by citizens in Livonia and Dearborn. Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids still have yet to fully complete and report their tabulation of every ballot,” Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wrote on Twitter.