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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer nominated for TIME's Person of the Year

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 21:20:29-05

(WXYZ) — TIME Magazine has nominated Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for Person of the Year.

Some others included in the nominations are essential workers, Late-night host Trevor Noah, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and tennis star Naomi Osaka to name a few.

The honor is given to the person or group of people who had the greatest influence on events in 2020 – whether for better or worse, according to TIME.

Gov. Whitmer certainly gained praise and criticism for her handling of the ongoing pandemic in Michigan. She was also the target of an elaborate kidnapping plot that is currently playing out in court.

You can cast votes for "yes" or "no" on the TIME website here.

TIME will reveal its Person of the Year on Dec. 10.