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Barack Obama Projected Winner in Michigan

Exit polls show voters backing Barack Obama; national media give the state's 16 electoral votes to the president.

The polls have not been closed long, but based on exit polls results several media organizations have declared President Barack Obama the winner of Michigan's 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican and native son Mitt Romney.

NBC, NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post all have declared Obama the winner.

Media outlets also have called the overall race for Obama.

In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and in recent elections has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times.

Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Michigan. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. 

The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the auto bailout.

Voter turnout in Michigan was high throughout most of the day, with long lines in the morning in many cities in the Detroit area.

hartland eagle November 10, 2012 at 02:42 PM
That pretty much nails it.
The Duke of Royal Oak November 10, 2012 at 07:30 PM
If jobs were to be created under the Bush tax cut for the wealthest Americans were are all those jobs, it has been over 5 years.
Mark K November 10, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Brad. You're right. I agree with you - not enough assets to cover a default. And default they did. Too many people did get houses that were high risk. They shouldn't have. 3 co-worker's of mine were a few of them. 5% down and they were moving in. Each one of them walked away from their homes because they were upside down. Mike, I never said anyone tried to lose their homes. The financial meltdown wouldn't have been what it was without the housing crisis and though I was all for it back in the late 90's, in hindsight it was a very bad idea. And that falls on Clinton. Bush's two wars didn't help. And yes, the bankers screwed up too. Sorry to hear you lost your job. I had 5 co-workers (of 13 of us) laid off - 38% of our workforce and then I was on 40 hours for 3 years. Drained my 401k to save my house. I'm not Dem or Republican and if you read in another reply of mine below you'll see that. Clinton was one of my favorite presidents because he worked with the Republicans. I'm fine with Obama being pres. Never said I wasn't, but, he and the Republican Congress have to both do a little give and take.
Brad Jensen November 11, 2012 at 02:20 AM
You misunderstood. I said that the bankers did not have enough money to cover their default swaps. Banks were giving bad loans (which they new were bad) because they could bundle them and sell them to someone else. People would buy these toxic assets because they could insure them against defaults (default swaps). The rating agencies lied and gave these "shitty deals" high ratings. Everyone got rich. Everything hit the fan when the home owners started to default an it turned out that those who were providing the default swaps (the banks) had no money or insufficient money to cover the assets that they were insuring. So, is the home owner at fault? Possibly. They listened to the guy in the suit and the slick office telling them that they can afford this house and the way that the market was going, they can flip the house for even more money if the got into financial problems. I know because they tried that with me. They told me I should buy a house twice the price that I had in mind. (I didn't) So the banks were like the crack dealers and the home owners were like the curious teenagers. Who do you blame? The guy who made a bad decision, lost his house and his life savings - or the guy who got rich advising the other guy to make that bad decision? Or maybe the guy who got rich telling the banker to tell the home owner to make the bad decision because knows he can bundle the crap and sell it to some unsuspecting investor?
Brad Jensen November 11, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Umm, your math is a bit off. 1% is always 1%.

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