Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks about health care at Beech Woods Recreation Center October 16, 2020 in Southfield,m Michigan.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is projected to win the state of Michigan, NBC News reported Wednesday.
The projected victory for the former vice president comes in yet another state that incumbent President Donald Trump had won in 2016.
Michigan has 16 Electoral College votes.
Polling averages had indicated Biden held a lead in the state.
Trump’s campaign filed suit earlier Wednesday seeking to halt the counting of ballots in Michigan as it demanded better access for observers watching the vote tallying at locations in the state.
The state voted for Republican presidential candidates from 1972 to1988 before flipping to Democratic winners from 1992 to 2012. Then in 2016, Trump narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan by just 0.2% — the closest popular vote margin of any state that election.
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