A total of 5,539,302 votes were cast in Michigan in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 74%. After weeks of deliberation, lawsuits, and uncertainty, Joe Biden was declared the winner of Michigan’s 16 electoral votes. With 50.6% of the popular vote going to Joe Biden, the discrepancy between regions voting Democrat or Republican became abundantly clear. Michigan had consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1992 before Donald Trump won the state in 2016.
Several cases citing election fraud were filed shortly after the November 3rd election, which were dismissed by the judge for having no “substantial proof.” The majority of the litigation pointed to the concerns regarding human error and the Dominion Voting Systems. A forensic audit was conducted by the case was once again dismissed by Judge Kevin Elsenheimer.
Michigan has a bicameral legislature with 38 senators and 110 representatives. Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2011. Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) is eligible for re-election in 2022.