DETROIT (AP) — Chief Justice Bridget McCormack was leading the pack Wednesday in a seven-candidate race for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court.
McCormack had nearly 32% of the vote, followed by Elizabeth Welch at 19.5%, with 82% of the statewide vote counted.READ MORE: The University of Michigan Research Found Vaping Marijuana Associated with More Lung Damage
The two top finishers will win election to the state’s highest court.
Mary Kelly, who was nominated by the Republican Party, was running third with 17.6%. Brock Swartzle, another GOP nominee, was fourth.
Supreme Court candidates don’t have party designations next to their name, but McCormack had the advantage of being listed as a current justice. She also has been praised for leading the statewide court system as chief justice through the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: Detroit Bus Drivers Receives First Raise In Three Years
McCormack and Welch were Democratic nominees and ran as a team, appearing in TV ads and on billboards. If they win, justices who had the blessing of the Democratic Party will have a 4-3 majority on the court.
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