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DETROIT (LifeSiteNews) — Leftist Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handily won reelection Tuesday in the state of Michigan with a resounding victory over her Trump-endorsed Republican challenger Tudor Dixon by a margin of 54-44%. She was joined in her win by Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, both of whom are pro-LGBT extremists.

“As we think about the historic nature of yesterday, we know that this is a moment where people have reaffirmed that focusing on the fundamentals, building a Michigan where every person can get ahead is what really matters right now more than ever,” Whitmer claimed at her victory rally in Detroit, MLive reports.

“Michigan’s future success rests not in elected officials or government, but all of us,” Dixon said in a statement. “It is incumbent upon all of us to help our children read, support law enforcement, and grow our economy. Thank you to our volunteers and supporters for working so hard to forge a better Michigan. We came up short, but we will never stop fighting for our families.”

Whitmer was believed to have been a vulnerable candidate given her poor handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Not only did she instruct Michiganians to not gather with family during the holidays, she violated her own lockdown orders and temporarily banned citizens from buying basic household items like seeds and gardening supplies. She also deemed abortion to be an essential, “lifesaving” service so clinics could remain open while small businesses remained closed.

Whitmer’s defeat of Dixon, a businesswoman with no real political experience that was hand-picked by the wealthy DeVos family, raises many uncomfortable questions for Michigan Republicans. The heated primary race saw grassroots candidate Ryan Kelley surge to the top of the polls only to drop significantly after former President Donald Trump endorsed Dixon, a move that activists took as a slap in the face. At the party’s convention this summer, precinct delegates nominated MAGA candidates Matt DePerno and Kristina Karamo for Attorney General and Secretary of State, respectively. Their loses to Nessel and Benson may cause establishment Republicans to come down hard on Trump supporters in 2024.

Appearing on the Michigan ballot alongside the governor’s race were three proposals, one of which sought to enshrine abortion into the state’s constitution. The measure passed 57-43%, overturning a 1931 law. Democrats attacked Dixon’s pro-life stance during the general election with multiple TV ads.

The victory for Whitmer, Nessel, and Benson means Michigan will continue to be led by a trio of woke liberal Democrats. In 2019, Nessel demanded that faith-based adoption and foster care agencies provide services to homosexual couples. A lawsuit from the Alliance Defending Freedom ultimately prevented that from happening. In 2022, Nessel, who is a lesbian, said that drag queens “make everything better” and that there should be a drag queen “for every school.”

The Harvard-educated Benson is a former board member at the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization which seeks to censor Christians and pro-life, conservative Americans. Benson was reportedly groomed for her role as secretary of state by a progressive political action group funded by financial speculator George Soros.