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Why Michigan wound up last in the RNC's roll-call vote

Outside the RNC in Cleveland.
Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio
Donald Trump is no longer the "presumptive" nominee. As Trump landed the nomination Tuesday night, Michigan contributed 51 delegates, but in a convention quirk, the state's votes were added later than expected.

On the night Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party's presidential nominee, Michigan added an asterisk to its political history. 

The state-by-state roll call for delegates goes in alphabetical order. When Michigan's turn came up Tuesday night, state party chairwoman Ronna Romney-McDaniel announced that she would pass. Michigan eventually delivered its votes - last. 

Michigan Radio's Steve Carmody is in Cleveland covering the convention. He joined me on Morning Edition to explain how M ended up following N, O and a bunch of other letters in the alphabet. 

Steve also discussed: 

  • What security and protests have been like after months of concern over safety and Ohio's open-carry gun laws.
  • The primetime speaker who has yet to endorse Donald Trump. 
  • The one Michigander who might appear in the spotlight in the final two days of the convention. 

You can listen to the complete interview below:

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