Bernie Sanders, seen here at the Democratic debate in Flint, won the Michigan Democratic Primary in a narrow upset over Hillary Clinton.Sanders shocks in Michigan while Trump wins state but loses Washtenaw County
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Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont upset former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York in last night's Michigan Democratic Primary, beating her statewide by 1.5 percent of the total vote. His margin in Washtenaw County was even greater at 11.7 percent.More at the link, including details of both races, including the delegate counts, and a video.
"I am grateful to the people of Michigan for defying the pundits and pollsters and giving us their support," Sanders said in a statement quoted by the Detroit Free Press. "This is a critically important night. We came from 30 points down in Michigan and we're seeing the same kind of come-from-behind momentum all across America."
Washtenaw County also did its part in attempting an upset in the Michigan Republican Primary, giving Ohio Governor John Kasich a plurality of its votes to put him first in the county, 6.5 percent ahead of New York businessman Donald Trump. Unfortunately for Kasich and his local supporters, he came in third statewide behind Trump and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
Personally, I am happy to have been wrong about my prediction that "'I expect Sanders to win Washtenaw County, Isabella County, Ingham County, and the Upper Peninsula, but that's about it.' Add in Kalamazoo County to include all the big college towns in Michigan and that should about cover it." Feel the Bern!