Biden Wins in Michigan, With Eyes on 'Uncommitted'

'Uncommitted' protest garners north of 100K votes against him
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2024 8:02 PM CST
Biden Wins in Michigan, With Eyes on 'Uncommitted'
President Biden.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

That President Biden cruised to an easy win in Tuesday's Michigan primary is not a surprise. The big question was how many votes will be logged in protest against him as "uncommitted." The AP called the race for the president when the last polls closed at 9pm Eastern. Biden's actual challenger on the ballot was Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota—Marianne Williamson also was on it, but she has dropped from the race.

  • With some 98.5% of the votes counted, the "uncommitted" protest of Biden's support of Israel in the Gaza war had logged north of 100,000 votes, reports the Detroit Free-Press. That's several times more than organizers were hoping for, but still only about 13.3% of the vote.
  • Biden had 81.1% of the vote.
  • Phillips had 2.7%, and the dropped-out Williamson 3%.

  • The "uncommitted" protest vote has great potential to affect the general election: Trump won the state by only 11,000 votes in 2016 over Hillary Clinton, and then lost it to Biden four years later by about 150,000 votes.
(Read more about the "uncommitted" campaign, led by the state's sizable Arab-American community.)

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