Voter Turnout Highest For Midterm Since 1962

It had been projected that about four-million people would vote in Tuesday’s midterm election in Michigan, and that wound up being low. The total came to 4.3 million voters, and at 55% turnout it is the highest percentage for a midterm election since 1962. Four-percent of those who voted Tuesday were doing so for the first time in Michigan. In the race for governor, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette won in 66 of the state’s 83 counties, but Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer won in the state’s most populous counties.