It is reported that Michigan is involved in a presidential battleground, something that has not happened since 1988.
Although Michigan has had a few reports regarding issues with their voting machines, it is said that the state may be set to break a voter turnout record in this election. They experienced a record turnout for the March presidential primary, with 2.5 million voters breaking the record set in 1972.
Michigan is usually regarded as a Democratic-voting state, however, with this being the most contentious election to date and recent visits from both candidates, the current President Barack Obama and significant others, voting may be swayed.
The alleged disorganisation of some of Michigan’s polling stations could result in the loss of votes and some voters being less likely to vote again based on experience. Detroit voters found both long lines and some issues in polling places, including a report via Twitter that two-hour waits in Midtown, generated in part by poll disorganisation, prompted some voters to leave. There also were some reports of ballot outages.
This is supported by a report that midday figures for just the city of Detroit showing that voter turnout was down, compared to Election day 2012.
With Clinton and Trump both visiting the state on the final day before the election, can emphasise the importance of generating votes in this area. It can be questioned whether Michigan is the deciding swing state in this race for the White House and if they will set a new voters record.