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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Urges Coming Together, Keeping Calm During Wait For Election Results

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"Too close to call" is the phrase being bandied about a lot this election, and Michigan is no different.

The state has more than 3.2 million absentee ballots to count, and election officials have previously stated it could be days before every voted has been counted.

Lisa Barry spoke with Congresswoman Debbie Dingell to get her thoughts, and predictions about the 2020 election.

Congresswoman Dingell echoed the prediction about getting a final count, just based on the sheer volume of absentee ballots out there.

But she’s optimistic about the end result.

“Many of those voters are likely Democrat voters, who’ve voted as Democrats in primaries before,” Dingell says.

“In Michigan, women came out in droves, in massive numbers in this year’s election, and I think women will drive Michigan to the Joe Biden Column.”

Dingell urges calm as we wait for the results to come in expresses hope that people can come together after the election, regardless of the outcome, and bridge the partisan divide.

“Where I actually think we all don’t disagree on issues as much as we think we do disagree. That we can find a way.  That we’re all Americans first.”

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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