Gretchen Whitmer led Democrats to victories in most of the races they wanted as Michigan voters turned out in record numbers for the midterm elections.
Democrat Whitmer won the governor’s race by a wide margin— 53 to 44 percent– over Republican Bill Schuette.
Whitmer led from the top of the ticket as other Democrats did well lower on the ticket.
Voters sent Democrats to seats in two hotly contested U-S House races, with Haley Stevens defeating Lena Epstein in the 11th district to replace Republican David Trott.
Democrat Elissa Slotkin edged out a victory in the 8th district over incumbent Mike Bishop by less than 1-percent.
Democrats outspent Republicans as they targeted those districts to help Democrats take control of the U-S House.
Democrats also win the Secretary of State. Jocelyn Benson defeated Mary Treder Lang 52 to 44 percent.
Democrat Dana Nessel beat Republican Tom Leonard by nearly 3 percent in the attorney general’s race.
Incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow retained her U-S Senate seat 52 to 46 percent over John James.
Elizabeth Clement was the top vote-getter for Michigan Supreme Court. Democrat Megan Cavanagh leads incumbent Kurt Wilder for the second spot on the high court.
All 3 state ballot proposals won by wide margins.
Democrats made inroads in the state legislature but it appears Republicans will keep control.
School tax and bond issues did well in the Detroit area.
Democrat Fred Miller is ahead as Macomb County clerk over Republican Lisa Sinclair, to replace the ousted Karen Spranger.