Joe Biden wins Michigan – Axios

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Joe Biden has received the state of Michigan, a key swing state within the race for the presidency, AP tasks.

Why it issues: Biden’s flip of the state’s 16 electoral votes comes after an identical victory in Wisconsin — and bodes nicely for the previous vp’s prospects within the excellent Rust Belt battleground of Pennsylvania.

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  • With swing states North Carolina, Nevada, Georgia and Pennsylvania nonetheless excellent, Biden solely wants six extra electoral votes as a way to clinch the presidency, in line with AP’s projections.
  • Biden was main within the state by 8 factors the day earlier than Election Day, in line with FiveThirtyEight’s common of polls.

What to look at: Incumbent Sen. Gary Peters (D) is going through a re-election battle in opposition to Republican challenger John James in Michigan, one of many races that might decide management of the Senate.