Biden wins Michigan primary despite protest vote campaign over Israel-Hamas war

DEARBORN, Michigan — President Joe Biden survived a grassroots campaign in Michigan that aimed to send him a message through Tuesday’s Democratic primary regarding his response to the IsraelHamas war.

The Associated Press called the race for Biden at 9:01 p.m., and received 78.5% of Michigan’s Democratic primary vote on Tuesday at the time it was called, compared to 16.1% of Democrats who marked themselves “uncommitted.” Four years ago, Biden earned 840,360 votes or 53%, in contrast to Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s 576,926 and 36%. That same cycle, 19,106 Democrats (1%) voted uncommitted.

Michigan’s primaries, both Democratic and Republican, are the first nominating contests to be hosted by a battleground state before November’s general election.

Multiple organizations, based mostly in Michigan’s Arab and Muslim communities, supported the uncommitted effort, from the Listen to Michigan
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