Gretchen Whitmer defeats Tudor Dixon in Michigan governor's race

The Associated Press called the race with 66% of precincts reporting.

Updated: November 9, 2022 - 1:48am

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Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defeated Trump-backed Republican Tudor Dixon in the state's gubernatorial race on Wednesday morning.

Whitmer had faced scrutiny for her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent impact on the state's education system, issues on which Dixon capitalized.

The Associated Press called the race with 66% of precincts reporting. Whitmer led with 51.8% of the vote to Dixon's 46.5%.

Dixon won a competitive GOP primary following an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.