Michigan’s 16 Electoral College votes are critical to winning the White House in 2020.
In 2016, Democrats didn’t get enough voters in traditional Democratic strongholds—and lost crucial votes in rural parts of Michigan. Gaining back support in these areas—and statewide—is essential for winning Michigan—and holding the US Senate and House seats.
Plus, Michigan Democrats could take back the state’s House of Representatives from Republicans for the first time since 2010—we just need four state house seats! A blue State House means overturning gerrymandering in Michigan, addressing environmental issues and groundwater contamination, and increasing funding for Michigan schools, healthcare, and infrastructure—as well as many other important issues.
Swing Left’s primary objectives in Michigan are to: 1) win the state’s 16 Electoral College votes and 2) flip control of the Republican-led Michigan State House.
In the state house, Swing Left is currently targeting seven districts—five GOP-held seats and two Democratic holds. Geographically, Swing Left targets are distributed across the state, with the majority surrounding the metro Detroit area. Four GOP incumbents in target districts are being term-limited out of office, giving Democrats an opportunity to flip the chamber in 2020 and protect the integrity of Michigan’s independent redistricting process in 2021.
We need your help to win big in Michigan in 2020!
Short video about Super State Michigan
Short video about the importance of flipping the Michigan State House
About Michigan State House candidates here
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BallotPower.org and WAVE Michigan. Track your Michigan absentee ballot—and help friends, family, and family vote absentee. Learn more here.
StateWide Indivisible Michigan (SWIM). SWIM is a Michigan coalition of 48 active Indivisible and allied groups determined to defend democracy. Formed in June 2019, SWIM is working to flip Michigan blue. The SWIM coalition has partnered with Swing Left, and is working together to share resources, bring power to the blue wave, and are laser-focused on flipping the Michigan state house blue in 2020.
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