Democrats' path to the White House runs through places like Michigan's Macomb County — where a Republican mayor has ditched Trump for Biden

Democrats' path to the White House runs through places like Michigan's Macomb County — where a Republican mayor has ditched Trump for Biden
Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, images via Gage Skidmore / Flickr.

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Michael Taylor grew up Republican with parents who always have voted Republican and still do.In college, he took pleasure in drawing the wrath of liberal students while writing a conservative column for his campus newspaper. He later became a tea party darling in his Detroit suburb for fighting a local tax increase during the height of the Great Recession. And in 2016, he dutifully cast his ballot for Republican Donald Trump.But on Tuesday, Taylor will do something he said he’s never done before — vote for a Democrat.“I think Joe Biden is the candidate who can unify a...


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