2020 Michigan Primary Election results: 5 key races we’re still tracking

Aug. 4 Primary Election results

FILE - In an Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, left, then-Democratic candidate for the Michigan's 13th Congressional District, and Brenda Jones speak during a rally in Detroit. Tlaib's approach to governing as an unapologetic fighter, taking aim at the status quo alongside three other first-term congresswomen of color who make up the "squad" has made her a target of the GOP and her own party. Now the Michigan Democrat is the squad's most vulnerable member, as she faces Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the Aug. 4 primary. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
FILE - In an Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, left, then-Democratic candidate for the Michigan's 13th Congressional District, and Brenda Jones speak during a rally in Detroit. Tlaib's approach to governing as an unapologetic fighter, taking aim at the status quo alongside three other first-term congresswomen of color who make up the "squad" has made her a target of the GOP and her own party. Now the Michigan Democrat is the squad's most vulnerable member, as she faces Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the Aug. 4 primary. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Election Day has turned into Election Week in Michigan with the surge in mail-in voting.

While a handful of key races were actually called on Election Night on Tuesday, many races remain in limbo while clerks sort out the remainder of ballots.

Here’s a look at some of the key races we’re tracking as of Wednesday morning:

U.S. House District 13

Rep. Rashida Tlaib holds a lead over challenger, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones. But it’s too early to call. (UPDATE: AP has called the race for Rashida Tlaib)

Candidate

Votes

%

Rashida Tlaib*(D)
71,70366%
Brenda Jones(D)
36,49333%
*Incumbent
100% of Precincts Reporting

(492 / 492)

Wayne County Prosecutor

Kym Worthy, who has held the job since 2004, took the lead overnight, and is ahead of challenger Victoria Burton-Harris.

Candidate

Votes

%

Kym L. Worthy(D)
173,96262%
Victoria Burton-Harris(D)
105,90137%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(981 / 981)

U.S. House District 6

While Rep. Fred Upton clinched the Republican nomination again, it’s unclear who he’ll be up against in November. The Democratic side, Jon Hoadley vs. Jen Richardson, remains too close to call. Hoadley has a 5-point lead at the time of this writing. (UPDATE: Jon Hoadley has been declared the winner)

Candidate

Votes

%

Jon Hoadley(D)
33,76252%
Jen Richardson(D)
30,80947%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(290 / 290)

Oakland County Executive

Dave Coulter, who was appointed to the position after the death of L. Brooks Patterson, holds a slight lead over Andy Meisner on the Democratic side, but it’s still too close to call. On the Republican side, Mike Kowall seems to have it wrapped up. (UPDATE: Dave Coulter has been declared the winner)

Candidate

Votes

%

David Coulter(D)
109,59954%
Andy Meisner(D)
93,32145%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(506 / 506)

Oakland County Prosecutor

Karen McDonald is leading incumbent Jessica Cooper in the Democratic primary election for Oakland County Prosecutor. McDonald previously served as a judge on the 6th Circuit Court. She resigned from the bench in 2019. Cooper was elected Oakland County Prosecutor in November of 2008. She is the first woman to ever hold the position. (UPDATE: McDonald has been declared the winner)

Candidate

Votes

%

Karen McDonald(D)
131,34065%
Jessica R. Cooper(D)
68,22134%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(506 / 506)

Primary Election Results by county:

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Ken Haddad is the digital content manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter.