The Nov. 6 election for Michigan's next governor will be a showdown between Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Whitmer had 52 percent of the vote.  In the Republican race, Schuette had 51 percent of the vote.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Schuette told supporters in his home town of Midland, "I am proud to be your Republican nominee for governor."

Whitmer, speaking to supporters in Detroit, said thanks to their hard work, "we have the opportunity to reject the policies of division and return a Democrat to the governor's office."