In a stunning upset, Donald Trump narrowly carried Michigan over Hillary Clinton by less than just 11,000 votes in 2016, the closest presidential race in the state’s history. Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate to win Michigan since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Four years later, the political landscape has changed drastically; in 2018, Democrats flipped the governor’s seat, broke the state congressional Republican supermajority, and flipped several Congressional districts. Trump’s statewide approval rating regularly clocks in at more than 10 points underwater. 2016 notwithstanding, Michigan is still very much a blue state and squarely in the middle of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s path to 270 electoral votes.
Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States running against Republican incumbent Donald Trump.