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Trump marches on with big win over Haley in Michigan

Haley has pledged to stay in the race until at least Super Tuesday.

Published: February 27, 2024 9:02pm

Updated: February 27, 2024 11:22pm

Former President Donald Trump decidedly won the Michigan Republican primary on Tuesday evening, notching another win in a string of consecutive primary victories as he appears poised to claim the party nomination.

Trump declared the win was a harbinger for an even bigger victory in November in the battleground state, predicting autoworkers are moving in his direction because they were dissatisfied with Joe Biden‘s electric vehicle mandates.

“We win Michigan; we win the whole thing,” he said during a victory speech. “The auto workers are with us. We have so many people with us.

”They’ve 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. And we're going to bring it all back into Michigan and other places in our country.”

The Associated Press projected Trump to win the contest with 65.0% of the vote as of press time. Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley placed second with 30.9%, while "uncommitted" votes placed third with 2.0%. Pastor Ryan Binkley earned 0.2%.

Ahead of the contest, Binkley withdrew from the race and endorsed Trump. He had not qualified for any of the Republican National Committee's primary debates and struggled to gain traction as a candidate despite spending millions of his own money on his campaign. Other candidates who withdrew also appeared on the ballot, including Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who earned 1.1%.

The Tuesday contest will only see the party allocate 16 of the state's 55 delegates while the remainder will be up for grabs during the March 2 party convention, according to the New York Times.

Haley has remained in the race despite losing her home state of South Carolina to Trump over the weekend. Prior to that contest, she stated she would stay in the primary "until the American people close the door."

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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