Clinton, Trump battle for blue Michigan

Posted at 7:22 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 19:22:29-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is rushing to secure Michigan and bolster the Democratic Party’s blue wall of upper Midwestern states that have backed the party’s presidential nominee for two decades.

She’s sending in reinforcements as Donald Trump aims to upend her path to a winning 270 electoral votes.

Clinton is rallying Democrats on Friday in Detroit, where a large turnout of black voters has long been crucial to success. Former President Bill Clinton met with black ministers there on Wednesday night.

Clinton’s campaign notes both Michigan and Pennsylvania do not have in-person early voting, requiring them to intensify turnout efforts in the days leading up to the election.

But it shows some concerns by Democrats that Trump could break through there.