Michigan, along with Wisconsin and North Carolina, has been predicted to be one of the most fiercely contested battles often being described by the term ‘swing’ state. This means that the final result could go either way with the margin of victory being small whether it goes in favour of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
In the previous presidential election in 2012 the northern state voted in favour of the Democrats and Obama with a majority of just over 54%.
Both candidates will be desperate to pick up the 16 electoral votes that Michigan offers as this election grows increasingly tight with the latest polls suggesting this election will be one the closest in recent decades.
“there’s no place I’d rather be for my last rally”
Clinton can be encouraged by recent results in Michigan as in the past four presidential elections the Democrats have come out on top. However Trump believes he can pull off an upset with last ditch attempts to rally support in the state.
The Republican candidate hosted the final speech of his campaign at 5am on Tuesday morning claiming “there’s no place I’d rather be for my last rally” in a last minute bid to edge into Clinton’s lead.
It is predicted that the Republican’s will pick up the neighbouring states of Indiana and Ohio adding 11 and 18 electoral votes to their bid to claim the most powerful position in the world.