Map: Detroit Election Map for Romney-Swainson in 1962

In the 1962 election for Governor, Detroit’s suburbs flipped from long-standing Democratic support to voting for the Republican candidate.

Detroit broadly supported the Democratic candidate, but in 1962 it wasn’t enough to secure a win. The Detroit Free Press interviewed voters who flipped and most cited a bill introduced by a Macomb County State Representative, John T. Bowman, whose bill would have blocked Detroit from levying an income tax on non-residents.

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