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Trump, Biden Win Michigan. Uncommitted Democratic Vote Gets 13 Percent

February 28, 2024, 9:30 AM by  Allan Lengel

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Updated: 9:37 a.m. Wednesday -- The uncommitted vote, with 95 percent of the votes tallied, came to 101,063 or 13.2 percent. President Biden got 618,148 or 81 percent.  Donald Trump got 756,514 or 68.2 percent and Nikki Haley got 294,587 or 26.5 percent.

The Detroit News reports that uncommitted beat Biden in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Hamtramck.

Biden lost 56- 40 percent in Dearborn, 48-47 percent in Dearborn Heights, and 61-32 percent in Hamtramck, the News reports.

Updated: 10:45 p.m. Tuesday -- The uncommitted vote is at 71,046, accounting for 12.8 percent of the Democratic vote.

Updated: 10;05 p.m. Tuesday -- The uncommitted for Democrats accounts for 13.4 percent the votes, totalling 61,484.

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From earlier Tuesday night

Donald Trump and Joe Biden won the Michigan primary Tuesday night.

No surprise or suspense there. 

The big question of the night was how many Democrats would vote uncommitted.

Talking heads on news shows focused on that Tuesday night. Many of the uncommitted were protesting Biden's stance on Israel, but some simply may have been protesting the choice for president.

As of 7:30 p.m., Biden had 118,513 ,864 votes or 79.4 percent compared to 22,441 or 15 percent for uncommitted. Dean Phillips had just over 4,000 votes or 2.7 percent. 

Trump had generated 66.1 percent of the vote compared to Nikki Haley's 29.3 percent.

Haley vowed Tuesday night to stay in the race at least until Super Tuesday on March 5, which includes 16 states and one U.S. territory. 

Supporters of the uncommitted vote said during interviews on TV that they hoped President Biden got the message that a group of voters are angry about his Israel policy.

Biden has conflicted with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has been pushing for a cease fire in exchange for hostages being held in Gaza. 

Biden says there could be a deal by next week, though some Israeli officials have expressed skepticism about that timeline. 

 



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