Election turnout in Michigan highest in more than 50 years


Largest number of voters since 1962


The voter turnout in the Mitten State for the midterm election is highest in 56 years

Election officials on Wednesday say voter turnout for Michigan's midterm election was the highest in 56 years.

Unofficial tabulations indicate more than 4 million people cast ballots with 4 percent of precincts still untallied as of Wednesday morning.

This is at least 52 percent of the voting-age population -- the most since 1962.

The high turnout led to a strong night for Democrats who were on track to win all three statewide offices for the first time in 32 years and flipped two Republican-held congressional seats.


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