Michigan's overall 2020 election results are still coming in, but the race for the 12th Congressional District has been decided. Incumbent Debbie Dingell decisively won re-election in her district, and she joins WEMU's Lisa Barry for a conversation about plans for her next term and her predictions for further election results, including the yet-to-be determined presidential race.
Once the votes were in on Election Night, Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell was declared the winner in the 12th Congressional District race. Dingell received 80% of the votes in Washtenaw County.
A number of statewide races have not been called yet, including the presidential election. Yet, Dingell is confident that former Vice President Joe Biden will win Michigan. She also feels that if Biden wins, incumbent President Donald Trump will challenge the results in the Supreme Court.
In the meantime, Dingell tells her constituents to "trust the system" when the results finally come in. Also, she encourages unity among Americans, regardless of who will be president for the next four years. She also hopes Congress will come together in its next term, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect millions of Americans.
For Washtenaw County's unofficial election results, click here.
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