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U.S. President -- Michigan
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John F. Kerry (D) 2,475,046  51  
 George W. Bush * (R) 2,310,803  48  
 Other 46,321  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Michigan has 17 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Presidential Results

U.S. House -- Michigan District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Bart Stupak * (D) 211,483  66  
 Don Hooper (R) 105,669  33  
 Other 5,398  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Peter Hoekstra * (R) 226,045  69  
 Kimon Kotos (D) 93,891  29  
 Other 5,641  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 3
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Vernon J. Ehlers * (R) 214,375  67  
 Peter H. Hickey (D) 101,405  31  
 Other 6,239  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 4
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Dave Camp * (R) 204,835  64  
 Mike Huckleberry (D) 110,694  35  
 Other 2,758  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 5
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Dale E. Kildee * (D) 208,208  67  
 Myrah L. Kirkwood (R) 96,939  31  
 Other 4,820  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 6
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Fred Upton * (R) 197,377  65  
 Scott Elliott (D) 97,938  32  
 Other 6,740  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 7
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Joe Schwarz (R) 175,485  58  
 Sharon M. Renier (D) 109,303  36  
 Other 16,098  5  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 8
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Mike Rogers * (R) 207,880  61  
 Robert D. Alexander (D) 125,566  37  
 Other 6,877  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 9
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Joseph Knollenberg * (R) 199,160  58  
 Steven W. Reifman (D) 134,696  40  
 Other 6,825  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 10
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Candice S. Miller * (R) 227,696  69  
 Rob Casey (D) 98,047  30  
 Other 6,115  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 11
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Thaddeus G. McCotter * (R) 186,385  57  
 Phillip S. Truran (D) 134,314  41  
 Other 6,489  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 12
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Sander Levin * (D) 209,893  69  
 Randell J. Shafer (R) 87,579  29  
 Other 5,036  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 13
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Carolyn C. Kilpatrick * (D) 171,811  78  
 Cynthia Cassell (R) 40,571  18  
 Other 7,403  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 14
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John Conyers * (D) 211,646  84  
 Veronica Pedraza (R) 35,028  14  
 Other 5,753  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Michigan District 15
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John D. Dingell * (D) 218,416  71  
 Dawn A. Reamer (R) 81,816  27  
 Other 7,722  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

Proposed Michigan Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Yes 2,690,819  59  
 No 1,900,578  41  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Voters were asked whether the following proposal should be adopted: "Amend the state constitution to provide that "the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose."

Michigan Politics

Michigan will play a key role in the 2004 presidential race, with Pres. George Bush and Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry both vying for the Rust Belt state's 17 electoral votes. Both candidates are making frequent campaign stops in the state, along with airing campaign ads on television. Then Vice-President Al Gore won the state by seven percentage points over George Bush in 2000.

Kerry's allies in this down-on-its-luck industrial state are armed with depressing statistics on unemployment and poverty, hoping to persuade voters to blame Bush for the economic problems.

One top ally is Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm. She's campaigning on behalf of Kerry and even used the Democrats' weekly radio address to blame the Bush administration for the loss of manufacturing jobs in Michigan and around the nation.

Granholm became the state's first female governor with her win in 2002. Then the Attorney General, Granholm defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus.

Fourteen of the 15 U.S. House members filed for re-election. Rep. Nick Smith, R-Addison, had decided to step down after serving 12 years in Congress. His son, attorney Brad Smith, lost in the Republican primary to John "Joe" Schwarz. Schwarz, the 66-year-old former state senator will run against organic farmer Sharon Renier. Schwarz first ran for the 7th District seat in 1992 but lost to Nick Smith in the primary.

Dem. Rep. John Conyers had been the state's only incumbent congressman facing a challenge from within his own party until state Sen. Buzz Thomas announced plans to withdraw from the race. Conyers has served in the U.S. House since 1964 and is the top-ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. He missed more votes in the first seven months of 2003 than any other House lawmaker except U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo.

The House ethics committee has been looking into allegations that Conyers improperly used congressional staff to work on election campaigns, including his wife's bid for a state Senate seat in Michigan. Conyers' wife, Monica, ran against Thomas _ the would-be challenger to Conyers himself _ in the 2002 Senate primary.

The committee also has investigated outgoing Republican Rep. Nick Smith's allegation that GOP colleagues tried to bribe him to vote for a Medicare bill. The committee conducted a two-month inquiry before deciding to open an investigation in the Smith case.

The father of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey lost his bid for a state House seat, finishing a close second in the GOP primary despite widespread media coverage of his campaign. John Ramsey finished about 500 votes behind attorney Kevin Elsenheimer in the rural northern Michigan district.

A cloud of suspicion has hung over Ramsey and his wife since the 1997 slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet, but no one has ever been charged. The district attorney and a federal judge in Colorado have said it is likelier that an intruder was responsible, as the parents insist.

Ramsey did not shy away from the JonBenet issue on the campaign trail, and the notoriety of the case helped give him nearly 100 percent name recognition in the district.

--The Associated Press

       

More Election Results From Michigan

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Election Dates
Democratic caucuses
February 7, 2004

GOP presidential primary
February 24, 2004

State primary
August 3, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 128
   Unpledged: 26
   Total: 154
Republican Delegates: 61
Electoral Votes: 17

Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Uncommitted with 70.6%
Republicans: McCain with 51.0%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 51.3%
Bush (R): 46.1%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 51.7%
Dole (R): 38.5%






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