President Obama won 17 electoral votes in Michigan, Mitt Romney’s native state, NBC News reported.
Obama was expected to win the state, which he won in 2008, due in part to his bailout of the auto industry. But Romney, whose father, George Romney, was a CEO of General Motors and served as governor of the state, had made a late push for the state, and polls had appeared to tighten slightly for a while.
Most recently, Detroit-native Kid Rock endorsed Romney at a New Hampshire rally. Ann Romney emphasized the couple’s ties to the state at that event, saying, “Let me tell you, we are kids of Detroit, Kid Rock and I are, and Mitt is a kid of Detroit, and we love Michigan,” MTV reported.