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With about 95% of the vote, Democratic candidate Joe Biden still leads President Donald Trump by about 16,000 as early as Wednesday morning, but still more than 150,000 votes need to be counted before Michigan knows the election results. final.

Those votes were largely absentee ballots and were expected to help Biden outdo Trump.

These numbers may change at any time, as ballots continue to arrive. The remaining number of votes remaining is estimated based on the total state declared voter participation. These numbers are likely to change slightly over the day.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said results have been delayed and a signatory is pondering in their vote counting process.

“Michigan Update: Election officials worked all night to #CountEveryVote. That work continues,” Benson tweeted around 7 a.m.

“Hundreds of thousands of ballots in our largest jurisdictions are still being counted, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Warren & Sterling Heights. Every vote counts.”

At around 9:10 a.m., Benson tweeted a total of absent votes from Livonia and Dearborn, but continued to be counted in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Flint.

Below is a breakdown of some important districts with outstanding votes:


  • Biden: 447,793
  • Trump: 211,275
  • Fully reported constituencies: 659 out of 1,115 (59.1%)


  • Biden: 429,664
  • Trump: 321,832
  • Fully reported precincts: 492 out of 506 (97.2%)


  • Trump: 254,561
  • Biden: 216,512
  • Ratio of fully reported precincts: 324 out of 343 (94.5%)


  • Trump: 152,902
  • Biden: 140,577
  • Fully reported residential rate: About 84.5%


  • Biden: 102,322
  • Trump: 97,439
  • Ratio of fully reported precincts: 219 out of 280 (78.21%)

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Benson expects more than 5.26 million Michigan residents to vote in this election, by far the most of any election in state history. If that total is correct, then as of early Wednesday morning, there are still about 160,000 votes untold.

The candidates for the third party have so far received around 78,000 votes.

More than 3.26 million of those votes came through absentee ballots. But Michigan election law does not allow secretaries to begin counting votes until election day morning. The handling and security measures associated with the absentee ballot process mean that this tallying takes longer than direct voting.

The cities Benson listed in her tweet were generally Democratic strongholds, although Republicans have done well in Warren and Macomb County in the past.

Benson hopes to have most of the ballots counted by some point today.

Contact Dave Boucher at or 313-938-4591. Follow him on Twitter @ Dave_Boucher1.

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