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Gretchen Whitmer Handily Wins Michigan's Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

11 August 2018, 04:55 | Glen Norman

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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 1.1 million people voted in the Democratic gubernatorial contest, double the number in the 2010 race, and about 140,000 more than the almost 1 million who voted in the Republican primary.

On the Democrats' side, Gretchen Whitmer beat out newcomer Abdul El-Sayed. Turnout numbers posted online only go back 40 years.

Gretchen Whitmer, a former Democratic leader in the MI state Senate, claimed her party's nomination for governor Tuesday, defeating two insurgent rivals and setting up a crucial test for Midwestern Democrats and organized labor in November. Debbie Stabenow, who is seeking a fourth term.

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Throughout her campaign, Whitmer has argued that she's a progressive with a track record.

However, "it turned into her invoking victim status", he said. Republican leaders in the state worry that Kobach, who is best known for supporting voting restrictions and strenuously opposing immigration, could put the office at risk in the general election. And yet our leaders have failed us, and that's exactly what this campaign is all about: taking care of the families of this state.

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Polls close at 8 p.m.

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"We need a governor who knows how to get things done". Party activists will choose attorney general and secretary of state nominees at a convention in late August, and Schuette said Wednesday his running mate will be a woman.

In Kansas, Republicans were also hurtling to the end of a bruising primary for governor: Jeff Colyer, the Republican incumbent, appeared at dire risk of losing the GOP nomination to Kris Kobach, a hard-right state official whom Trump endorsed on Monday.

"I'm here to tell you: right here right now, come November, the red wave is coming right through MI", he said.

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