Courtney Duffy (@cg_duffy):
In Part One we took a look at the Michigan political landscape, county-by-county, to explore how Michiganders voted for their local and state-wide representatives.
In Part Two we examined the partisan breakdown of elected offices by state, and compared state-level representation to representation at the federal level and the actual breakdown of party-votes nationwide.
In Part Three we’ll take a look at the last 60 years of presidential elections in Michigan and across the United States.
You can view the document by clicking this link, or by visiting the "Michigan Political Data" tab.
- Michigan has voted for a Democratic president since Bill Clinton’s first win in 1992, the first Democratic victory since Hubert Humphrey won the Great Lakes State in 1968.
- In the 17 presidential elections since 1948, Michigan has only voted for the winning candidate 59% of the time.
- In the last 60 years of presidential elections, Michigan can boast a higher voter turnout rate than the national average.
- Michigan has lost a net of 3 electoral points since 1948. Our peak electoral strength was from 1968 through 1928, when we held a total of 21 electoral votes.
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