DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – With only a fraction of precincts reporting — the Detroit Free Press is boldly projecting a win for Hillary Clinton in Michigan.
The newspaper reports a look at “a majority of key precincts across the state” by political analyst Tim Kiska — who has called it correctly in past elections — indicated that the Democrat would win, beating Republican Donald Trump.READ MORE: Farmington Hills Police Department Hosts Drug Take-Back Day On April 24
Sixty-five of 80 “key precincts” analyzed by the Free Press showed Clinton holding a 4-percentage point lead, less than a point behind President Barack Obama’s margin of victory in those same precincts four years ago. [Read more from the Freep].
After 10 p.m., early results showed a tight race between the two in the Great Lakes state with Trump out in front.READ MORE: Detroit Man Charged In Non-Fatal Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Girl
According to the Associated Press, Trump led against Clinton 49.4 percent to 45.4 percent with 1,761 of 4,830 precincts reporting across the state.
This comes a short time after exit polling showed a tie. In an Election Day survey by MIRS News and Target Insyght, Trump got 48 percent of the vote, Clinton got 48 percent and Libertarian Gary Johnson got 2 percent. The remaining 2 percent was split between other candidates.
Who wins Michigan, one of a few key swing states, could decide the outcome of the race. The results in Wayne County will be awaited with interest nationwide.MORE NEWS: Detroit Fire Department Passes Out Free Smoke Detectors Following Fatal Fire
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