Strong or shaky? Black turnout for Biden in these 3 Midwestern cities viewed as key in race vs. Trump
DETROIT — When Democrats lost the presidency to Donald Trump four years ago, their biggest vote drop-offs were centered on a trio of Midwestern Rust Belt cities with large Black populations — Detroit, Milwaukee and Cleveland.This year, all three anchor battleground states that Democratic nominee Joe Biden hopes to reclaim for his party, and recent polls show him in the lead.But in 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton led some of the same October polls in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio only to lose them all, thanks largely to blue-collar white voters turning to Trump and some African Americans turning ...
Tlaib wins rematch with Jones in Michigan's 13th District
DETROIT — In one of Michigan’s most closely watched contests, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib has defeated Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the Democratic 13th District primary, according to unofficial results.The first-term incumbent had 66% of the vote to Jones’ 33% with about 98% of precincts reporting.Tlaib declared victory Wednesday morning in what she said was a victory for her democratic socialist or progressive ideals. The Associated Press projected her as the winner.“Voters sent a clear message that they’re done waiting for transformative change, that they want an unapologetic f...
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Michigan's makeup in Congress hangs in balance as vote counts drag on
DETROIT — Peter Meijer, the grandson of the founder of the Meijer supermarket chain, appeared headed toward victory in a West Michigan Republican congressional race, while other U.S. House primaries late Tuesday hung in the balance.The eventual winners in key Democratic and GOP primaries will help determine the makeup of Michigan’s congressional delegation. Among the House contests in which voters waited to learn the results were a primary challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Detroit and fights for GOP nominations in two open seats.Returns were delayed in part by the time-consumi...
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