Joe Biden wins Michigan, FOX News projects

Joe Biden
Posted at 4:57 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 23:25:26-05

Joe Biden wins Michigan, according to a projection from FOX News.

The news came as Donald Trump's campaign filed a lawsuit to stop the vote count in Michigan, as well in Pennsylvania. He also wants a recount of votes in Wisconsin and criticized mail-in ballot results.

SEE MORE: Trump campaign files suit in Michigan to halt vote count

Michigan's 16 electoral votes bring Biden one step closer to the presidency.

While Biden did not declare victory Wednesday afternoon, he spoke about uniting the country and ensuring every vote gets counted.

"We have to stop treating our opponents as enemies," Biden said. "We are not enemies. What brings us together as Americans is so much stronger than anything that can tear us apart. So let me be clear: We are campaigning as Democrats, but I will govern as an American president."


Michigan was considered part of the blue wall, a group of states that could be relied upon to vote for Democrats in presidential elections, until Trump flipped it in 2016.

The state was a major battleground in the 2020 election, with both campaigns making numerous stops as Election Day drew closer.