Gretchen Whitmer, Bill Schuette win Michigan Primary for Governor

DETROIT — Voters all across Michigan went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes for several races. Among the tightest of the races was the one for Michigan governor’s office. Gretchen Whitmer is leading among the Democrats while Bill Schuette is leading on the Republican side.

Whitmer served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006. Meanwhile, Schuette is the state’s attorney general. Brian Calley is the state’s lieutenant governor. Current Governor Rick Snyder is term limited so he was unable to run for re-election.

The top two candidates with the most votes from each party will run against each other in the midterm election scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018.


Here are unofficial results with 95% precincts reporting:

DEMOCRATIC            VOTES            % OF VOTES

Gretchen Whitmer         551,183              51.72%

Abdul El-Sayed               326,423              30.63%

Shri Thanedar                 188,081               17.65%


REPUBLICAN            VOTES            % OF VOTES

Bill Schuette                    476,044             50.81%

Brian Calley                     235,342             25.12%

Patrick Colbeck               122,032              13.02%

Jim Hines                         103,577               11.05%


LIBERTARIAN            VOTES            % OF VOTES

Bill Gelineau                     3,899                  58.26%

John Tatar                         2,770                  41.54%



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