All eyes are on Michigan today as voters head to primary election polls

Michigan holds most delegates at 125
Posted at 5:16 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 12:28:51-04

Today could be a huge turning point in finding out which Democratic candidate will take on President Donald Trump – and all eyes are on Michigan as voters head to the polls.

There are six states holding primary elections today.

Out of those six states, Michigan holds the most delegates – 125 delegates to be exact.

The two front runners in the race — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders making stops in the Mitten state to secure those votes.

“Michigan I am counting on you in a big way!" said Biden at the Get Out the Vote event at Detroit's Renaissance High School Monday night.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is making one final push with stops in Grand Rapids, Flint and Detroit on Monday. Alongside were former presidential candidates Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris— now endorsing Biden for president.

“I’ve always believed in Detroit like I've always believed in Michigan.”

But Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has also been working hard for votes.

Over the weekend, Sanders made stops in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint and Detroit. Monday, he flew into Detroit Metro Airport and held a coronavirus roundtable.

“We remain…clearer everyday," he said at the roundtable.

Voters are taking note of both candidates efforts to win the state of Michigan.

“I’ve been with Bernie from day one, and I am sticking with him," said john Davis of Lathrup Village.

“Do you know who you are voting for yet?"

"Joe Biden, I think he’s like you know a strong candidate to go against Donald Trump," said Cara McDowell of Detroit.

7 Action News reporter Ali Hoxie spoke to at least one woman who says she is not sure who to vote for. But she did tell Hoxie research is a must.

“It’s just some things I’m unclear of, I am still researching, I work for the school and there are a lot of things that’s important to me I want to make sure that I am doing the right thing," said Yvette Vaughter of Detroit.

In 2016, Sanders won Michigan over Hillary Clinton. So this is not uncharted territory for the Vermont senator.