Winnie Brinks, who ran a write-in campaign in the Democratic primary in Michigan's 76th State House District, has claimed via her Facebook page that she has received enough votes to be the Democratic nominee in MI-HD-76:
Thank you Grand Rapids! There are at least 2500 preliminary votes for Winnie Brinks! We Won!Brinks needs at least 5% of Debbie Stabenow's MI-Sen vote total in HD-76 in order to be the Democratic nominee.
This is a victory for all of us. A victory for democracy in Grand Rapids.
The Republican incumbent, Roy Schmidt, switched parties from Democratic to Republican right before the filing deadline, then had a fake Democrat planted into the Democratic primary, who pulled out after the filing deadline. Republican Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger orchestrated the party-switching scheme, which was dubbed "Bolgergate".
Roy Schmidt, according to the Kent County, MI Clerk's website, has a Republican primary challenger, Bing Goei, but no word on the result of that race. The AP and Michigan SoS websites show Schmidt unopposed on the Republican side and no candidates on the Democratic side
MI-HD-76 includes parts of the City of Grand Rapids in Kent County, specifically, Precincts 3, 6, 7, 11, 14, 19, 20, 21, and 23 in Ward 1, Precincts 26, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, and 47 in Ward 2, and Precincts 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 64, 65, 68, 69, 71, 73 and 77 in Ward 3.
Given Michigan's confusing formula for determining whether or not a write-in candidate has won a partisan primary, I'm not going to call this race for Brinks just yet.