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Unofficial March 10 (2020) vote totals for the Michigan Presidential Primary showed Democrat and former Vice President Joseph Biden, Republican President Donald Trump and the millage question for the Wayne County Art Institute Authority as the big winners.
On the Democratic side, Biden captured over 49 percent of the Taylor votes cast to runner up Bernie Sanders’ 38.5 percent. Unofficially, Biden captured Michigan along with several other states and appears headed toward the party’s nomination as the once-large field has diminished. A little over 8,000 ballots were cast in the Democratic race with nearly 2,800 of them absentee. On the GOP side, President Trump gained 96 percent of the 3,011 votes cast, with more absentee ballots (1,787) cast than votes at the polls (1,324).
The DIA millage (0.2-mil, 10-year levy) passed by a large margin in all three participating counties (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb). Voting in Taylor mirrored the results elsewhere, with over 70 percent approving to less than 30 percent against the question. According to The Detroit News, the millage passed with 76 percent of the vote in Wayne and Oakland counties, and gained 63 percent of the vote in Macomb. Nearly 11,000 people in Taylor voted on the DIA millage, nearly 4,700 voting absentee.