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Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries, CBS News projects 01:27

CBS News projects that former President Donald Trump will win the Republican primary in Michigan, while President Biden will win the Democratic primary.

With 96% of the vote counted, Trump led with 68% of the vote to former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's 26%. "Uncommittedd" received 3% of the vote. 

On the Democratic side, with 95% of the vote counted, Mr. Biden has 81% of the vote. While he did not have any challengers, there was an effort launched by Arab and Muslim Americans to vote "uncommitted" in the primary as a protest of his policy toward Israel. With 95% of the vote reported, "uncommitted" had passed the 100,000 mark with 101,050 votes, or 13%. 

"Uncommitted" recieved more than 15% of the vote in two Congressional districts, meaning two unpledged delegates will be sent to the convention. 

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Biden, Trump projected to win 2024 Michigan primaries

Former President Trump continued his winning streak over former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley in Michigan's presidential primary on Tuesday, CBS News projected. For Democrats, President Biden is projected to win, but the primary may be an indicator of whether or not Mr. Biden's approach to the Israel-Hamas war will cost him much-needed support in the battleground state. Ed O'Keefe reports.  


Biden issues statement praising UAW, abortion record

After being projected the winner of Michigan's primary, President Biden issued a statement Tuesday night praising Democrats in the state and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for working with administration. 

"Because of Michiganders, we've been able to work hand in hand with Governor Whitmer and the incredible Democratic leaders in Michigan's congressional delegation to deliver enormous progress," Mr. Biden's statement said.

Mr. Biden also touted his administration's work with the powerful union UAW, which has endorsed him, as well emphasizing his administration's stance on abortion. 

Although Mr. Biden did not face a serious challenger in Michigan, there was an effort for Arab and Muslim Americans to vote "uncommitted" in the primary. If "uncommitted" receives 15% of the vote, there could be unpledged delegates sent to the convention. 

By Caroline Linton

Trump issues statement saying "we win Michigan, we win the whole thing"

Former President Donald Trump's campaign released a transcript of his remarks after he was projected the winner of Michigan's primary. According to the transcript, Trump said "we win Michigan; we win the whole thing." 

Trump also insisted the "auto workers are with us" and blamed Democrats for having " destroyed the auto working business—the auto workers— with this new deal, and with the all-electric mandate, all those cars are going to be made in China." He promised to "bring it all back into Michigan." Earlier Tuesday, Trump had slammed UAW president Shawn Fain for appearing with President Biden and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. 

With 29% of the vote counted, Trump is leading former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley 66.9% to 28%. 

By Caroline Linton

Group behind "uncommitted" campaign believes it will earn at least one delegate

Listen to Michigan, the group behind the "uncommitted" campaign, projected it would earn at least one delegate. 

To qualify for any statewide delegates, candidates need at least 15% of the statewide vote. Candidates need at least 15% of the vote in a congressional district to be eligible for delegates from that district. If "uncommitted" does receive 15% of the vote, then delegates who are not bound to any candidate can go to the convention. 

"Our movement emerged victorious tonight and massively surpassed our expectations. Tens of thousands of Michigan Democrats, many of whom who voted for Biden in 2020, are uncommitted to his re-election due to the war in Gaza," Layla Elabed, the group's campaign manager, said in a statement. 

"Our delegation plans to hold the Democratic nominee accountable to our community's anti-war agenda at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. See you there," the statement said. 

Elabed is the sister of Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib. 

By Caitlin Yilek

Whitmer: "Time to come together and go full steam ahead" for Biden

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a strong supporter of President Biden, appeared to direct her statement celebrating the projected win for Mr. Biden at voters who cast their ballot for "uncommitted" to protest Mr. Biden's Israel policy. Whitmer urged those voters to back the president in the November election. 

Arab and Muslim Americans, an important Democratic constituency in the state, hoped their protest votes would send Mr. Biden a message about his handling of the war in Gaza. The "uncommitted" vote had a strong early showing as results were being counted. 

"I appreciate every Michigander who participated and made their voice heard. Michigan is proud of its rich diversity of backgrounds, ideologies, and cultures. This is what makes us stronger and always has. We've got a stark choice in front of us between Joe Biden and Donald Trump," Whitmer said. "In Michigan, it's time to come together and go full steam ahead to November for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and we will continue getting the word out every day about what's at stake."

By Caitlin Yilek

Haley campaign calls Michigan projections "warning sign for Trump"

Despite that Nikki Haley is trailing former President Donald Trump by over 35 points with 16% of the vote counted, her campaign released a statement on Tuesday night calling that a "flashing warning sign for Trump in November." 

"Since Trump became president in 2016, he lost Michigan Republicans the state House, state Senate, and Governor's mansion," the statement said. "What was once a beacon for the conservative cause, the Michigan Republican Party is now fractured and divided.Let this serve as another warning sign that what has happened in Michigan will continue to play out across the country. So long as Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, Republicans will keep losing to the socialist left. Our children deserve better."

Haley has yet to win any states so far in the Republican primaries, but she has vowed to stay in the race through Super Tuesday. On Saturday, she lost in her home state of South Carolina by 20 points. 

By Caroline Linton

Big split by voting methods in Michigan primary


Trump, Biden win Michigan primary, CBS News projects

Former President Donald Trump will win the Republican primary, while President Biden will win the Democratic primary, CBS News projects. 

By Caitlin Yilek

All polls close in Michigan

All polls in the state are now closed. If you're still in line to vote, stay in line. 

By Caitlin Yilek

Final push to vote "uncommitted" in Dearborn as primary voting comes to end

The push to vote uncommitted in the Michigan presidential primary is several months in the making, and will learn the impact of its efforts as polling closes across the state on Tuesday. 

"I am so inspired by this movement that we are having," said Lexi Zeidan, one of the organizers of the movement.

Zeidan said one of the reasons for voting uncommitted is to quantify the number of votes that President Biden could potentially lose in the 2024 election if he does not call for a ceasefire in Gaza. 

"I think what this movement shows, and it's picked up on a global level, it really puts Biden and his administration, Congress, and any elected official on notice that Michigan truly is an anti-war, pro-peace, Pro-Palestinian state, and we're always going to advocate on the side of human life, and if you're an elected official and you're not in line with those values then Michigan is truly not the place for you," Zeidan said. 

Read more here

By Gino Vicci

Here's how many delegates are up for grabs

There are 117 delegates up for grabs on the Democratic side. 

Michigan Republicans are awarding only 16 of their 55 delegates based on the results of today's primary. The rest will be allocated based on the party convention on Saturday. 

By Caitlin Yilek

Biden campaign defends Whitmer and UAW president after Trump comments

The Biden campaign on Tuesday defended Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and United Auto Workers president Shawn Fain after former President Donald Trump attacked them during an interview with conservative commentator Justin Barclay earlier Tuesday. 

Barclay asked Trump what his final message was to Michigan voters. 

"Well, you have a terrible governor who sold you out and you have a terrible head of the United Auto Workers that's just absolutely atrocious," Trump said. "They don't put America first, they put America last. We put America first." 

Whitmer and Fain, whose union endorsed Mr. Biden, have been critical of Trump and appeared alongside Mr. Biden during his visit to Michigan on Feb. 1. 

"Donald Trump is attacking two of Michiganders' greatest champions because he wants to distract from his anti-worker, anti-union, anti-freedom record," Alyssa Bradley, a Biden campaign spokesperson in Michigan, said. "Under Trump, Michigan lost over 200,000 jobs, and six different factories closed while he incentivized companies to ship jobs overseas and lined the pockets of billionaires and corporations over those of working families. No amount of spiteful comments from Trump will change that."

Jacob Rosen and Caitlin Yilek  


Who can vote in the 2024 Michigan primary? What to know about today's election

Democrats, Republicans and independents may all vote in Tuesday's 2024 Michigan presidential primary, but eligible voters who wish to cast a ballot will have to request a specific party's ballot when they cast their ballot. 

Voters, who were not required to note their party affiliation when they registered to vote, have the choice between a Democratic, Republican or local only ballot. (The latter is only available if a voter's jurisdiction is holding a local election and does not include presidential candidates. You can find out if your local jurisdiction will have other races on the ballot here.) Michigan residents may also register to vote on the day of the primary if they do so in person at their polling place.

Read more here

By Caitlin Yilek

Most polls close in Michigan

Most polls in the state are closing, except in parts of the Upper Peninsula. A reminder: If you're in line to vote when polls close at 8 p.m. local time, you can still vote. 

By Caitlin Yilek

Biden faces test in Michigan primary with "uncommitted" vote effort

Biden faces test in Michigan primary with "uncommitted" vote effort 09:32

Michigan voters are heading to the polls in Democratic and Republican primary elections Tuesday with the potential of major implications for November. CBS News' Caitlin Huey-Burns and Ed O'Keefe have more.


What the Michigan protest vote push could mean for Biden in November

What the Michigan protest vote push could mean for Biden in November 08:27

President Biden is facing a test of his support in the Michigan primary Tuesday. Some Democrats there are urging voters to choose "uncommitted" to send a message about his response to the Israel-Hamas war. Politico reporter Brakkton Booker and Wall Street Journal reporter Dante Chinni join "America Decides" to analyze the hurdles facing the Biden campaign in Michigan.


A look at the Michigan primary as voting winds down

A look at the Michigan primary as voting winds down 06:44

CBS Detroit's Richard Mack and Rocky Raczkowski look at the Michigan primary as voting winds down. 


What's on the Michigan ballot for the 2024 primary? Here's what's being voted on today.

Michiganders of both parties are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the state's 2024 presidential primary Tuesday. The list of who's still competing in the Democratic and Republican primaries is short.

Though Michigan marks one of the earliest primaries in the presidential nominating schedule and comes earlier than it has in the past few primary cycles, after a change to state law last year, the list of those seeking the nomination in both parties has quickly dwindled. 

Read more here about who's on the ballot in Michigan as voters make their way to the polls

By Kaia Hubbard

What time do Michigan polls close for the 2024 primary? Key voting hours to know

Polling locations opened at 7 a.m. local time on Election Day. Before voting, the Michigan secretary of state's office recommends checking that your polling place hasn't moved and that your registration status is current. Bringing a valid photo ID is also recommended. 

Polling locations close at 8 p.m. local time, but voters who are in line by that time and have not yet filled out their ballot are still allowed to vote. Most of the state is on Eastern Time, but a sliver of the Upper Peninsula is on Central Time.

Read more here

By Caitlin Yilek

"Uncommitted" typically receives about 20,000 votes in recent Michigan presidential primaries


Haley campaigns in Colorado, says "we need a leader with moral clarity"

Nikki Haley campaigned in Colorado, which votes on Super Tuesday, on Tuesday, repeating her message that former President Donald Trump "can win a general election," noting that he lost "40% of the vote" in the early states.

Haley also stressed that the country needed a leader with "moral clarify." 

"You've got to have a leader that knows the difference between right and wrong and the difference between good and bad," Haley said. "In South Carolina last week, Donald Trump got on stage, went off his teleprompter and said that he would actually encourage Putin to invade our allies." 

 — Nidia Cavazos and Caroline Linton  


What do you need to vote in Michigan for the 2024 primary? Here's a checklist of what to bring

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. CBS News Detroit has a list here of what you can and cannot bring with you to the polls on Election Day. 

By Joseph Buczek

Michigan has same-day voter registration. Here's how to register to vote today to cast your 2024 primary ballot.

Michigan has same-day voter registration, which means that residents can still register to vote in the state's 2024 presidential primary election. Same-day voter registration was approved through a ballot initiative in 2018. 

CBS News Detroit breaks down everything you need to know to vote on Election Day. 

By Sara Powers

Are you registered to vote in Michigan? How to check for the 2024 primary

Michiganders who are planning to vote can check if they are registered online on the Michigan Voter Information Center page. Unsure of where you're registered to vote? Visit the state's voter information page to get the location and precinct.

Read more here from CBS News Detroit. 

By DeJanay Booth-Singleton

What to know about Michigan's presidential primary

David Dulio, a political science professor at Oakland University, talks to CBS News Detroit about Tuesday's primary:

What to know about Michigan's presidential primary 08:33
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