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Michigan GOP Chairman says 'uncommitted' voters are fed up with the Democrat Party

While President Joe Biden won Michigan's Democratic primary contest, 16.2% voters cast their ballots for the "uncommitted" category. 

Published: February 28, 2024 7:10pm

Michigan Republican Party Chairman and former congressman Pete Hoekstra said that a lot of "uncommitted" voters are done with the Democrat Party. 

"I don't like the term 'uncommitted' or whatever," Hoekstra said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "I would say, 'none of the above.' These are people who have voted Democrat for years, and now they're looking at who's on the Democratic ticket, and they're saying, I'm telling you, 'none of the above.'"

While President Joe Biden won Michigan's Democratic primary contest, ultimately 13.2% voters cast their ballots for the "uncommitted" category, according to the Associated Press. 

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that she had cast her ballot for the "uncommitted" option in protest of Biden's position on the Israel-Hamas war. She also encouraged other primary voters to do the same.

According to Hoekstra, Michiganders in the United Automobile Workers union are not thrilled with the job Biden is doing as president. 

"You even have the head of the UAW, the president of the UAW, who said that 'a lot of my workers are not going to vote for Joe Biden,'" he said. "That was right after they endorsed Biden. That's a huge admission from the head of the UAW that his workers aren't going to follow him and they're not going to vote for Joe Biden."

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