Nov 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Joe Biden wins Michigan

Joe Biden.

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Joe Biden has won the state of Michigan, a key swing state in the race for the presidency, AP projects.

Why it matters: Biden’s flip of the state’s 16 electoral votes comes after a similar victory in Wisconsin — and bodes well for the former vice president’s prospects in the outstanding Rust Belt battleground of Pennsylvania.

  • With swing states North Carolina, Nevada, Georgia and Pennsylvania still outstanding, Biden only needs six more electoral votes in order to clinch the presidency, according to AP's projections.
  • Biden was leading in the state by 8 points the day before Election Day, according to FiveThirtyEight's average of polls.

What to watch: Incumbent Sen. Gary Peters (D) is facing a re-election battle against Republican challenger John James in Michigan, one of the races that could determine control of the Senate.

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