With the majority of votes tallied in Michigan, two major races were called Wednesday evening. Joe Biden won the presidential election in the state, giving him a crucial 16 Electoral College votes, while U.S. Sen. Gary Peters narrowly defeated challenger John James.
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Peter Meijer defeats Hillary Scholten in west Michigan congressional race
In west Michigan, a Republican is being sent to Congress after Peter Meijer defeated Hillary Scholten in the race for the 3rd Congressional District.
Scholten and Meijer vied for the seat being vacated by Rep. Justin Amash, a former Republican who renounced the party and voted to impeach President Donald Trump.
Peters defeats James in US Senate race, wins reelection
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters defeated challenger John James Wednesday evening, winning reelection to a second six-year term. It was the count of absentee votes that put him over the top. It was a close race, with James leading throughout much of Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Associated Press and Multiple media outlets, including CNN, called the race for Peters.
Joe Biden wins Michigan
Democratic nominee Joe Biden has won Michigan, giving him a crucial 16 Electoral College votes.
The Associated Press called the race in Michigan. With the call, Biden held a 264-214 edge in the Electoral College and needed one more state to clinch the presidency.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan Election 2020 Live Updates: Biden, Peters win in Michigan
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