Election 2020

Local, state and national election coverage from WKAR.

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Michigan Democratic Sen. Gary Peters Wins Reelection

Nov 4, 2020
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Democratic Michigan Sen. Gary Peters won reelection Wednesday, defeating Republican challenger John James in a tight race.

Republican Peter Meijer Wins Amash’s House Seat In Michigan

Nov 4, 2020
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Republican Peter Meijer won the House seat left open in western Michigan after Libertarian Rep. Justin Amash decided not to seek reelection.

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The Associated Press has called the race for Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin in Michigan’s battleground eighth congressional district

McCormack, Welch Claim Victory In Supreme Court Race

Nov 4, 2020
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Chief Justice Bridget McCormack was coasting to reelection Wednesday to the Michigan Supreme Court, and another Democratic nominee was ahead in the race for a second seat.

Trump Sues In Pennsylvania, Michigan; Asks For Wisconsin Recount

Nov 4, 2020
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The Trump campaign said it filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania and Michigan, laying the groundwork for contesting the outcome in undecided battleground states that could determine whether President Donald Trump gets another four years in the White House.

Election Day itself went off far more smoothly than many election officials would have predicted seven months ago, as the pandemic took hold in the middle of primary season.

But for months, those officials warned that the expected influx of mail-in votes this year could mean a longer wait before the winner of the presidency was known.

As Nov. 3 turned into Nov. 4, it became clear that's exactly what was happening.

Updated at 4 a.m. ET

The 2020 presidential election remained up in the air early Wednesday after tight races, strong turnout and record amounts of mail-in voting left millions of legitimate votes still to be counted, and races in six key states too close to call.

Democratic candidate Joe Biden urged patience until "every vote is counted," but President Trump railed against the extra time required to count the ballots, falsely accusing Democrats of trying to steal the election from him.

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WKAR is following all the major races in Michigan. Check back here for updates throughout the night.

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The Michigan Department of Civil Rights on Monday released guidance reminding voters they can file a complaint over voter intimidation at the polls.

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Ingham County and Eaton County local election unofficial result updates. All precincts are counted for both Ingham and Eaton County.

 

UPDATED: 4:20 p.m. November 4, 2020

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