The presidential election has turned into a political football match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with the former secretary of state winning her party’s biggest statewide victory of the year in Michigan.
Clinton swept the state’s four counties with more than 60 percent of the vote.
Clinton’s margin of victory was bigger than Trump’s by more than 10 points.
She also picked up the endorsement of Black leaders, with many coming from the historically black university of Detroit, where she’s been the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee.
“I want to thank you all for your continued support and your unwavering support for my campaign,” Clinton said at the rally, where more than 20,000 people packed into the Michigan Statehouse.
“You are the reason I am here tonight, and the reason why I will fight on.”
Clinton is the first Democratic presidential nominee since Jimmy Carter in 1976 to win Michigan in a general election.
She led Trump by more that 10 points in the state, but the state still has a Republican governor and a Republican-controlled legislature.
Michigan Democrats were disappointed that the state did not get a presidential preference vote.
“It’s a shame, but it’s a reflection of the Republican Party’s priorities,” said Steve Mottram, president of the Michigan Democrats.
“The Democratic Party should have picked up some seats in the House and Senate, and they failed miserably on that.
They didn’t do that.”
Trump, meanwhile, has said he will keep his promise to protect Social Security benefits.
“Social Security is going to be in place for you and your children for the rest of your life,” Trump said at a rally in Florida on Friday.
The Michigan election was not a slam dunk for either candidate.
Clinton won Michigan’s two counties by double digits, while Trump was ahead in three of the state�s eight counties.
Michigan has traditionally been Democratic territory for Trump, but he won the state by a razor-thin margin in 2008 and carried it by more points in 2012.
Clinton, however, has been a long-time supporter of the Democratic platform.
Her campaign is focusing on issues including trade, education, criminal justice and veterans’ issues.
Michigan is a swing state, with Trump in the lead in the polls heading into this election.
A Trump win in Michigan would have significant implications for the presidential race.
In recent weeks, the president has criticized Clinton for using her position to enrich herself.
In an interview with NBC News, he said that she and her husband have amassed an estimated $30 million in assets since they left the White House in 2001.
“Hillary Clinton has used her position in the White, and now she’s using her wealth and power to enrich her family,” Trump told NBC News.
“So I think the only way you’re going to beat Hillary Clinton is you have to beat her.”