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Why Michigan wound up last in the RNC's roll-call vote

Jul 20, 2016

On the night Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party's presidential nominee, Michigan added an asterisk to its political history. 

The state-by-state roll call for delegates goes in alphabetical order. When Michigan's turn came up Tuesday night, state party chairwoman Ronna Romney-McDaniel announced that she would pass. Michigan eventually delivered its votes - last. 

Michigan Radio's Steve Carmody is in Cleveland covering the convention. He joined me on Morning Edition to explain how M ended up following N, O and a bunch of other letters in the alphabet. 

Steve also discussed: 

  • What security and protests have been like after months of concern over safety and Ohio's open-carry gun laws.
  • The primetime speaker who has yet to endorse Donald Trump. 
  • The one Michigander who might appear in the spotlight in the final two days of the convention. 

You can listen to the complete interview below: