Upper Peninsula Voting Data Published
A new paper detailing Upper Peninsula election data has been published to Rural Insights, using information compiled by Isabelle Karl, one of our student researchers.
This election data has been published for informational purposes only, and details the election results for Congressional, Senatorial, and Presidential elections in 2016, 2018, and 2020.
This collection also features the results of Michigan’s Congressional and Gubernatorial races in 2018 and 2020.
The six counties featured in this publication are the largest by population in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This will be followed with more information on recent elections in the U.P. at a later date.
You can view a PDF of the publication by clicking here.
You can also view the data county-by-county on our Data & Facts page here.
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While the information gathered on voting patterns in the UPs six most populous counties is interesting the picture is decidedly incomplete. Were I a resident of the remaining counties, I would respond to this somewhat negatively. There is already a certain elitist orientation present among the residents of the identified counties which is compounded by the long history of second class citizens view too often held toward the people of the UP by balance of the state. It’s important to recognize the full contribution of the whole of the UP in any endeavor and while I applaud the effort at analysis, an incomplete picture is just that, incomplete and therefore of questionable value. Please finish the work.