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What to look for - and where - on Michigan Election Night

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's status as a presidential battleground is no longer in question on the eve of the election.

  Barack Obama trounced Republicans here twice, making the state an afterthought the last eight years outside of the primaries. But in 2016, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has tightened and is possibly too close for comfort for Democrats.

  Clinton's get-out-the-vote rally in Detroit on Friday was the latest foray into Michigan for a Democratic nominee in a dozen years. She visited four days after Trump, who could use a breakthrough in the industrial Midwest, campaigned in the Grand Rapids and Detroit suburbs.

  The state has not backed a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.

  At least a quarter of Michigan voters will cast absentee ballots, either by mail or in person.

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