Unlike Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, Joe Biden won’t be ignoring the formerly blue state of Michigan. Gaffe-master Joe won’t be in Michigan over the weekend, but filling in for him is the failed, lackluster Democratic presidential candidate who couldn’t break the single digits in the polls, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. In 2016, Michigan flipped for Trump, Minnesota is another blue state in danger of flipping to Trump in 2020.
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During her speech today in Grand Rapids, MI, Amanda Golden of NBC News reports that Klobuchar, like the candidate she’s stumping for, may have committed a bit of a gaffe, when she accidentally mentioned she’ll be joining the ticket.
Golden tweeted: Bit of a Freudian slip…while stumping for @JoeBiden just now in Grand Rapids, MI @amyklobuchar says she “couldn’t think of a better way to end my candidacy than join the ticket…” to big applause. She quickly corrected to say “join the terrific campaign of Joe Biden”
Bit of a Freudian slip…while stumping for @JoeBiden just now in Grand Rapids, MI @amyklobuchar says she “couldn’t think of a better way to end my candidacy than join the ticket…” to big applause. She quickly corrected to say “join the terrific campaign of Joe Biden” pic.twitter.com/axoOR1cX9D
— Amanda Golden (@amandawgolden) March 7, 2020
The formerly blue state of Michigan, that depends heavily on the automotive industry, has seen incredible growth in job numbers and will continue to see economic improvements under Trump’s new, pro-America trade deals. It will be a tough state for Democrats to win back in 2020.
The newly elected Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is making sure every Democrat who voted ahead of the primary date for a candidate who dropped out of the race, can vote again.
According to MLive– Michigan residents have time to recast their absentee ballot if they already voted for a candidate who dropped out of the presidential primary since early voting began in late-January.
Michigan law gives voters who turned in an absentee ballot the option to “spoil” their ballot and obtain a new one, providing a second chance to pick a candidate who is still in the race. This can be done by submitting a request to a local clerk before election day on March 10.