Election 2020

Local, state and national election coverage from WKAR.

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Scott Pohl WKAR

UPDATED Wednesday March 11 at 3:16 p.m.: results for local ballot proposals from unofficial results.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Former vice-president Joe Biden won Michigan’s presidential primary last night.  Some Bernie Sanders supporters in Lansing felt their full voice was not heard at the polls.


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders supporters at a Bernie Sanders watch party.
Kevin Lavery/WKAR MSU

Many news outlets have called former Vice President Joe Biden as the winner of Michigan’s primary election, but supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders holding a watch party at a Lansing bar haven’t given up hope.

Bernie Sanders at his Grand Rapids rally on Sunday.
Abigail Censky/WKAR MSU

Michigan voters go to the polls Tuesday to pick who they think should win the Democratic nomination. A win in the battleground state – which helped Donald Trump win the presidency four years ago- could be pivotal for both Democratic frontrunners – Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. 

2020 Primary Results - Michigan

Mar 10, 2020

Results will update here as they become available.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

The Democratic presidential primary in Michigan today has boiled down to a race between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Big Tuesday 2020 | NPR Live Coverage

Mar 10, 2020

March 10, 2020 - Follow NPR live reporting throughout the day here.

Lansing polling place primary election day voter photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

The presidential primary election in Michigan is today, and in Lansing, almost 10,000 early voting ballots had been turned in by last night.

City Clerk Chris Swope says about 6,500 more absentee ballots were issued this year compared to the primary election four years ago in Lansing.

Updated at 5:05 p.m. ET

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have canceled their respective rallies tonight in Cleveland, Ohio, with the campaigns citing public health concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Maisy Nielsen

Meridian Township began preparing 60 days ago for the March 10 Michigan Primary. The clerk and a team made up of about 150 people have been working to ensure a smooth voting process for the township’s voters.