Michigan Sees Its Largest Voter Turnout Since 1962
Not sure if it was the legalization of weed or the political climate, but Tuesday's voter turnout was the largest in the state of Michigan since 1962.
According to WZZM, nearly 4 million of Michigan's 7.4 million registered voters went to the polls to vote on candidates in a variety of races along with the marijuana proposal to legalize.
Based on records from the Michigan Secretary of State's Office, once all the votes are calculated, the turnout rate could reach nearly 60%.
Tuesday's vote was huge, but it did not beat the midterm record set back in 1962 of nearly 75%.
Many voting locations across the state had long lines. Although the turnout was bigger than usual for a midterm, the long lines may have been due to the ban of straight-ticket voting.
The voter turnout for the 2016 general election in Michigan was just a hair under 65%, so reaching nearly 60% in a midterm is pretty huge for the Mitten State.
The strong turnout for the Tuesday vote followed a record Michigan August primary.