DETROIT, Mich. (WLNS) – Election Day is finally here and 6 News is Your Local Election Headquarters.
We’re following dozens of races across the state, including the battle for governor.
6 News reporter Josh Sanchez is in Detroit tonight where Democratic candidates, along with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, will be watching results roll in.
Even hours before the polls closed, the energy in the building was high.
This morning, Whitmer met with supporters in East Lansing. She voted through an absentee ballot. She says support has been strong after wrapping up a string of campus visits last night at Michigan State University.
“I’ve seen some early reports looking good, we’ve got long lines, I was in East Lansing this morning with Congresswoman Slotkin. I was on MSU’s campus yesterday, Grand Valley’s campus earlier this week, and U of M. I mean, we’re seeing enthusiasm and so it’s good, but we’re not gonna rest till the polls close tonight,” said Gov. Whitmer.
Meanwhile, Republican candidate Tudor Dixon cast her ballot in Muskegon and met with her base in West Michigan. She says her team and is excited for the night ahead.
“You know, it’s a historic day, I’m the first female Republican gubernatorial candidate. It’s exciting to have my kids here,” said Dixon.
There are still several hours before the polls close. We have a crew in Grand Rapids following the Dixon camp for a reaction later tonight.
This article will be continually updated as more information comes in. Remember to come back to this page later in the evening!