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Early voting in Michigan

In Michigan, all registered voters are mailed a ballot request form. They can also vote early in-person.

Mail-in ballots requested3,480,651

39%
41%
20%
DEMGOPOther

+142% from 2016

20162020
1,435,972
3,480,651

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned3,263,852

100%
Mail-in

+167% from 2016

20162020
1,223,749
3,263,852
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is modeled by TargetSmart from multiple commercial sources.Data provided by TargetSmart

Michigan Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 125 Del.125 Delegates

Full Michigan Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    52.9%

    840,360

    + 73 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    36.3%

    576,926

    + 52 Delegates

  • DEM

    Michael Bloomberg

    4.6%

    73,464

Republican Primary/ 73 Del.73 Delegates

Full Michigan Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    93.7%

    640,522

    + 73 Delegates

  • REP

    Uncommitted

    4.2%

    28,485

  • REP

    Bill Weld

    0.9%

    6,099

How Michigan voted

In 2016, Donald Trump won Michigan with 48 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, edging out Hillary Clinton by 1 percentage point. Trump won by less than 12,000 votes four years ago, and his victory marked the first time the state went red in a general election since 1988. Michigan’s 16 electoral votes were critical to Trump’s Electoral College victory, and the state is an equally important battleground in 2020 as polls see Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading.

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrumpWinner

    47.6%

    2,279,543

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClinton

    47.4%

    2,268,839

2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats41%Men: republicans53%
Women
Women: Democrats53%Women: republicans42%
White
White: Democrats36%White: republicans57%
Black
Black: Democrats92%Black: republicans6%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats59%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans38%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats45%College Graduate: republicans50%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats45%No College Degree: republicans49%
  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    54.3%

    2,564,569

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    44.8%

    2,115,256

2012 Exit Polls

Summary of 2012 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats50%Men: republicans48%
Women
Women: Democrats57%Women: republicans42%
White
White: Democrats44%White: republicans55%
Black
Black: Democrats95%Black: republicans5%
Hispanic /Latino
Hispanic/ Latino: Democrats63%Hispanic/ Latino: republicans34%
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats44%College Graduate: republicans55%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats56%No College Degree: republicans43%

More to the story in Michigan 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
117,657+7.01%
+5.37%
Michigan Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)