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Record-breaking 5.5 million Michiganders voted in 2020 election, Whitmer says

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 14:45:41-05

(WXYZ) — In a press conference Thursday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said 5.5 million people voted in the November election.

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Additionally, 3.3 million absentee ballots were cast.

"We shattered all records for most votes cast in the history of the state," Whitmer said.

Whitmer said 71 percent of the voting age population in Michigan cast a ballot in this election, the largest number in 60 years.

She went on to acknowledge the state's poll workers.

"Democracy is a team sport," she said. "Here in Michigan, we worked hard to ensure the outcome was determined by the will of our people."