Is Michigan in play on election day?

Posted at 7:51 AM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 07:51:50-05

A day before the election, Michigan might be in play.

"This is the state for play," states Tyler Nadler, a Trump campaign office organizer.

Nadler says he's confident in Donald Trump's chances to surge past Hillary Clinton in Michigan, and he says that's why the Clinton campaign is on the defensive with a long list of people stopping in the great lakes state to campaign for Clinton.

"I do think they're on the defensive, you know, they're bringing Cher, they're bringing Jay-Z, they're bringing so many different people, you know just to try and draw people to the events," he explains.

But Clinton supporters, like U.S. senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan aren't so sure the state is as close as the Trump campaign says, and these visits are not because the campaign is worried.

"I think what they're doing is just working hard and making sure they don't take anyone for granted, so it's not about panic, but it is about respect, it is about asking for the votes of people in Michigan," senator Stabenow explains.

One of those visits asking for people to vote was former president Bill Clinton on Sunday.

"I believe Hillary will carry Michigan if we turn out," states Clinton to a cheering crowd in Lansing.

President Clinton's stop is the beginning of many prominent figures making their way to Michigan for the democratic ticket including president Obama and Hillary Clinton on Monday.

On the other side of the coin, Trump's camp sees Sarah Palin, Donald Trump Jr., as well as Trump himself in Detroit.

Political analysts and experts say the surrogates like Bill Clinton and Palin mostly energize the existing bases, and the candidate visits might make a difference come election day.