(WJBK) - Michigan's primary elections are upon us. This page is a running ticker of updates as voting results come in, so keep checking back.
10:51 p.m. In U.S. House District 8, former Obama administration Defense Department official Elissa Slotkin has an overwhelming lead in the Democratic primary at 72.7% with Michigan State University public policy professor Chris Smith at 27.3%. Incumbent Mike Bishop with an even bigger lead in the GOP primary at 92.7% against Lokesh Kumar at 7.3% -- 70% precincts reporting.
10:40 p.m. With 50% of precincts reporting it's now a close race in U.S. House District 13 -- Brenda Jones with a slight lead at 33.8% and Rashida Tlaib at 31.8%. She also leads the special election for the seat at 43.4% with Tlaib at 38.4%.
Gretchen Whitmer: "We are standing here primed to win in November. It is because of all of you that we now have the opportunity to reject the politics of division and exclusion." #MIPrimary— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) August 8, 2018
10:17 p.m. Watch Gretchen Whitmer's speech live here right now.
10:12 p.m. Iraq War veteran John James wins Republican primary election for U.S. Senate. He will take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the general election, per AP.
10:07 p.m. With still only 13% of precincts reporting, former Obama auto rescue official Haley Stevens is winning the Democratic primary in U.S. House District 11 at 28.4% followed by Suneel Gupta at 21.4%. Self-funding business executive Lena Epstein is winning the GOP primary at 30.6% followed by former Rep. Rocky Raczkowski at 24.1%. Republican Rep. Dave Trott's retirement opened up the seat. Gupta is the brother of doctor and CNN personality Sanjay Gupta.
10:00 p.m. Brian Calley has released a video with his remarks on the primary election. Watch here: https://bit.ly/2Mgm9dP
9:57 p.m. Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor, per the Associated Press.
Bill Schuette: "Do you want a Granholm sequel in Lansing that is worse than the first?" #MIPrimary— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) August 8, 2018
9:50 p.m. CLICK HERE to watch Bill Schuette speak. Schuette to his supporters: "Thank you for believing in me, for supporting me, for carrying me - this victory is yours." #MIPrimary
9:43 p.m. 23% precincts reporting, Abdul El-Sayed is ahead in Washtenaw County (46.9%) and Wayne County (40.9%), as well as Kent County (46.5%).
9:28 p.m. Bill Schuette has won the Michigan Republican Primary election at 51.1% of the vote with 18% of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.
9:22 p.m. Now with 11% of precincts reporting, Haley Stevens has pulled ahead at 27% followed by Suneel Gupta at 22% and Tim Greimel at 20.9.%
9:17 p.m. In the Libertarian primary, Bill Gelineau is ahead at 58.8% while John Tatar trails at 41.2%, with 15% of precincts reporting.
9:12 p.m. In U.S. House District 13 Democratic primary, Brenda Jones is ahead at 35.8%, then Rashida Tlaib at 30.5%, then Coleman Young II at 16.7% with less than 1% of precincts reporting.In the special election for the 13th District,, Jones is leading at 45.7%, Tlaib at 36.8%, and Ian Conyers at 14.5%, less than 1% reporting. This is the seat vacated after John Conyers Jr. resigned last year following sexual harassment accusations. Both his son and great-nephew are running for the seat.
9:01 p.m. Brian Calley is ahead at 39.8% of votes in Clinton County, followed by Schuette at 36.6% and Colbeck at 13.2%.
8:55 p.m. With 3% of precincts reporting, Bill Schuette has a strong lead at 53.6% followed by Brian Calley at 22%, Patrick Colbeck at 14.8% and Jim Hines at 9.6%.
8:44 p.m. Early results are starting to come in. With just 2 percent of precincts reporting, which is 80 of 4,805 precincts, and 54,653 votes cast -- Gretchen Whitmer is ahead at 52.1%, followed by El-Sayed at 35.5% and Shri Thanedar at 12.5%. For the Republican primary, Bill Schuette tops the list at 53.1%, followed by Brian Calley at 22.8%, Patrick Colbeck at 14.3% and Jim Hines at 9.8%.
7:58 p.m. The polls are closing in just a few minutes. Ballot shortages have been reported in Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Oak Park, Pontiac, Southfield, Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield. If voters are still in line at the 8 p.m. deadline, they will still get to vote even if it is after 8 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Just two hours until the polls close.
My mom has been getting a lot of phone bank texts/calls the past couple weeks. Today, before we left to vote, I overhead her talking to my cat in her best phone bank voice: "Seerah, do you want to vote today? Every vote counts!" #MichiganPrimary #Abdul4Michigan #MichiganBengalis pic.twitter.com/xhoK0diOAy— Namira Islam (@namirari) August 7, 2018
Thai 83 yr old woman, on her way to go #vote! Said to #neighbor taking her "I don't get out much, so each time I do now, I need to make my #voice heard!" What's your excuse? #Vote #michiganprimary #YTownHardcoreVoters! #YpsilantiTownship pic.twitter.com/7dqv8kxkUW— Mark Schwagner (@DickieBigTime) August 7, 2018
Just learned something cool about Michigan voter registration, you don’t have to declare a party! Just helped a Yemeni American woman who came out to vote to complete a form and leave with poll workers to register for November! 2620 Holbrook, Hamtramck, MI. #michiganprimary pic.twitter.com/QkmjHVQ1ch— Dr.Debbie Almontaser (@DebbiAlmontaser) August 7, 2018
5:01 p.m. Polls close in three hours. Click the above guide for your polling location.
4:35 p.m. In case you missed it last night, President Trump tweeted about U.S. Senate candidate John James, an Iraq veteran and former West Point graduate.
John James is a potential Republican Star who has a Senate primary election tomorrow in Michigan. If he becomes the Republican candidate, he will beat the Open Borders, weak on Crime, Democrat, Debbie Stabenow. Vote for John James and Make America Great Again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2018