As voters cast their ballots across the nation, those here in Michigan may not realize just how important their vote could be.
There are four key topics both republicans and democrats will be paying close attention to as the polls fill up and the votes get counted all throughout election day in Michigan.
- No republican presidential nominee has won in Michigan since George H.W. Bush in 1988. If Mitt Romney breaks his party's losing streak, it will be a very bad sign for President Obama who holds a narrow lead right now in the polls.
- If Romney is in fact to win Michigan, local Political Analyst Ed Sarpolus says it will come down to the following counties: Oakland, Macomb and Kent. He predicts Romney will not carry the state unless he carries one if not all of these counties, which four years ago supported the president.
- With 6 propositions up for a vote, the future of Michigan Constitutional politics, as well as energy policy and home health care, may significantly change.
- The Michigan House could be up for grabs with democrats hoping to narrow the gap this election. A net gain of 10 seats is needed for the party to re-take the majority. But even if that number falls short, many analysts think the democrats can unseat Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger.