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Election night recap: High turnout, women taking wins, and logistical hiccups

Aug 8, 2018

Gretchen Whitmer and Bill Schuette now face off in the race for Michigan governor this November.
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A record-breaking number of voters turned out for Michigan's primary election Tuesday. And now, the ballots are in. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette bested Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley to become the GOP's candidate. On the Democrats' side, Gretchen Whitmer beat out newcomer Abdul El-Sayed.

Zoe Clark of Michigan Radio, and Zach Gorchow of Gongwer News Service joined Stateside to talk results, turnout, and election night glitches.

The primary election last night left a lot to be discussed. Women candidates in both parties took major wins, and electoral issues riddled Wayne County. Most notable though was the incredibly high voter turnout for a primary election.

More than 2 million votes were cast around Michigan yesterday.

“Indeed, folks are pumped up to vote,” Clark said.

Listen above to hear more about how the high turnout impacted electoral results, and the victories of Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer. 

If you are interested in learning more about Tuesday's primary election, you can find Michigan Radio's coverage here.

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