Michigan sees record voter turnout, absentee voting in Aug. 2020 Primary Election
According to Benson, just over 2.5 million Michigan voters participated in Tuesdays primary election, surpassing the states previous record of 2.2 million in the Aug. 2018 Primary Election. The previous record for absentee ballots casted in a Michigan election was 1.3 million in the 2016 Presidential Election. The increase in absentee voting in Michigan is partially due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but is also due to new voting rights. Voter participation in the May election had already surpassed participation in previous May elections before election day even arrived. Many Michigan ballots were delivered to local clerks offices after election day, though they were postmarked prior to election day.
Dave Coulter wins Democratic primary nomination for Oakland County Executive
Dave Coulter has won the Democratic primary nomination for Oakland County Executive. Coulter defeated Andy Meisner in a relatively tight race in Tuesdays primary election (see results below). Coulter, the former mayor of Ferndale, was first appointed county executive in August 2019. I am grateful that voters judged me by my record as County Executive and validated the work we are doing to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, recover economically and bring progressive change to Oakland County, Coulter said. We certainly have more work to do and Im looking forward to making our case to voters in November.Related: Latest Election news, results
Rashida Tlaib wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan’s 13th congressional district
DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Michigan’s 13th congressional district. Tlaib, the incumbent, beat Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones by a wide margin in Tuesday’s primary. “The 13th Congressional District raised me, and it is an honor to represent my neighbors in the United States House of Representatives,” reads a statement from Tlaib. Read more: ‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib wins primary in MichiganShe will now go against one of three Republican candidates in the November general election. Related: Latest Election newsMichigan Primary Election Results 2020Primary Election Results by county:
Michigan Primary Election 2020: Results for Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County races
The 2020 Michigan Primary Election is Aug. 4. You can find results for races in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County below. Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, reporting of results is expected to be slower than in previous elections. Related: Aug. 4 primary: Whos running in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw CountyU.S. House race:County-wide races:Results for Ann Arbor Council in Michigan Primary Election:Other Washtenaw County races:Results by community: Become an Insider Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!