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Michigan Democratic Rep. Dingell: 'So many' auto workers are choosing Trump over Biden

Dingell also speculated that Trump will visit the state multiple times before Election Day.

Updated: October 30, 2020 - 1:20pm

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Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell warned this week that a significant numbers of auto workers are again turning away from their traditional support of the Democratic Party and voting for President Trump. 

Dingell, who represents Michigan's 12th congressional district, told CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Thursday morning that discussions with voters indicated that the critical auto union vote may swing notably for Trump this year, as it did in 2016 when reportedly as much as 30% of such workers voted for the then-GOP presidential nominee. 

"So many auto workers who I thought were going to go back to Joe Biden ... were very clear with me last night they were voting for President Trump," she said, while also urging grassroots campaign workers to "turn out their votes." 

"President Trump is coming back [to Michigan] on Friday," she continued. "My grapevine tells me he'll probably be back again before Election Day."


Michigan was one of the states Trump won by a razor-thin margin in 2016, beating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by 0.23%, or about 10,600 votes.