The Nov. 6th election for Michigan’s next governor will be a showdown between Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, who were both declared winners by 10 p.m. in Tuesday’s primary. With 72 percent of precincts reporting, Whitmer had 52% of the vote, compared with 32% for Abdul El-Sayed.
Detroit Free Press After hard-fought primaries in both parties, candidates from both primaries were extending olive branches to their former opponents and calling for unity. That included second-place finishers Brian Calley, the Republican lieutenant governor, and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, the former head of the Detroit health department.
Turnout appeared heavier than expected, at least in pockets of Oakland County and elsewhere.