Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vulcan, Michigan
IG - Yes, Michigan is much like those states you mentioned. The whole SE area of the state (Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, and the other urban cities surrounding them) is hard core democrat. And of course that's the area with the most concentrated population. There is also a large population of Muslims in that area. An example is Hamtramack(sp?) near Detroit that used to be mostly polish immigrants who worked in the auto plants. Now it's almost completely Muslim and the other ethnic groups have been driven out.
Here in the UP the place that tends leftward is Marquette, home of Northern Michigan University, and the largest city in the UP.
Many of our laws are tailored to the population centers downstate and have no relevance here in the UP.