Michigan just became a lot more important in determining the next president

Trump over-performance with white vote in Michigan

As Donald Trump notched projected wins in Ohio and North Carolina and an apparent win in Florida, recently blue Michigan took on more importance in determining the next American president.

A Republican presidential candidate last won Michigan, which carries 16 electoral votes, in 1988. The race is currently too close to call, according to NBC News.

A Trump win in the state could spell doom for Hillary Clinton's campaign, should Trump carry battleground Florida, as well. Trump's campaign sensed an opening in Michigan in the election's final week, buying ads and holding a rally during a late rush.

Trump's trashing of trade deals and promises to bring back American manufacturing jobs likely resonated in Michigan, which was slammed by the 2008 financial crisis.

Nearly all recent polls in the state showed a Clinton lead.