Hillary Clinton’s loss in Michigan, explained by the last Democrat to win in Michigan

Heading into election night, Michigan was supposed to be a cornerstone of the “blue wall” of Democratic-leaning states that would prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency. Instead, the state went for Trump — and is a key reason he, not Hillary Clinton, will be the one moving into the White House next month.

Freshman Democratic Sen. Gary Peters admits that he was surprised by the results in his home state, whose largest paper, the Detroit Free Press, mistakenly called the race for Clinton. He also stresses how narrowly Trump won: Michigan has nearly 7,000 precincts, so Trump’s 10,000-vote margin means he basically got just one more vote per precinct than Clinton.  Read More