MI turnout surge cheers Democrats; GOP expects…

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El Sayed campaigns with support from New York Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio Cortez at a rally on the campus of Wayne State University

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Fred Woodhams, a spokesman for the MI secretary of state's office, said Tuesday's turnout was "drastically higher" than in past primaries, approaching 2.2 million voters.

More than 2 million votes were cast around MI yesterday.

Gretchen Whitmer, the former Democratic leader of the MI state Senate, won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday night.

Michigan, where Republicans have controlled state government for 7½ years, is an important gauge of whether Democrats can make gains in the upper Midwest after Trump won the state in 2016.

In a video posted Wednesday, in which Shapiro mocked Democratic National Committee chairperson Tom Perez for labeling the NY congressional candidate the "future of the Democratic Party", he offered to donate $10,000 to her campaign if she accepted an offer to debate him. Other states such as Illinois, California and Montana have seen high number of voters this year, too. "It's not very often that we overperform them in primary turnout, especially when you have equally competitive primaries on both sides". Some Oakland precincts ran out of ballots, possibly due to higher-than-expected turnout. We know we deserve better and we are ready to fight. It could triple, to six, if the Democrats can pick up Republican-leaning seats in November.

Ben Shapiro, editor in chief of The Daily Wire, made a public appeal Wednesday afternoon to democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to appear on his Sunday show, offering a campaign donation to make it happen. We're aware of it. She implied on CNN earlier in the week that even though some of her candidates, like MI gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed, lost to establishment Democrats earlier in the week, they beat the spread and helped "move the needle forward in the fight for social and economic dignity in the United States".

"Our voters will come home".

Schuette was the only candidate to get President Donald Trump's endorsement. Debbie Stabenow, who is seeking a fourth term.

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