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Voters leave CNN anchor shocked over the effectiveness of a Biden protest in Michigan's Dem primary: 'Big problem'
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Voters leave CNN anchor shocked over the effectiveness of a Biden protest in Michigan's Dem primary: 'Big problem'

CNN anchor John King expressed shock on Tuesday over the high concentration of "uncommitted" voters in Dearborn, Michigan.

To protest President Joe Biden's stance on the Israel-Hamas war, Muslim American Democratic voters campaigned for like-minded voters to select "uncommitted" in Tuesday's primary election. Their goal? Send a message to the president.

Unfortunately for Biden, they accomplished their mission.

While reviewing results from Dearborn — a majority-Muslim city near Detroit — during CNN's election-night broadcast, King expressed awe at the effectiveness of the "uncommitted" protest. At the time, "uncommitted" was beating Biden by a 3-1 margin.

"That's a wow," King admitted. "This is just the city of Dearborn. But that is where the biggest pocket of the Muslim American, the Arab-American population. This is a place President Biden carried big-time in 2020. This is key to his chances of defeating Donald Trump in Michigan."

King, moreover, described the result as Biden's "big problem" because it could hurt his re-election chances.

"Muslim Americans — who were critical, absolutely critical to [Biden's] big margin in Michigan in 2020 — are telling the president tonight that they are mad," King summarized.

One of those "uncommitted" voters was Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), whose congressional district includes Dearborn.

"I was proud today to walk in and pull a Democratic ballot and vote uncommitted. We must protect our democracy. We must make sure that our government is about us — about the people," Tlaib said after her vote. "When 74% of Democrats in Michigan support a ceasefire, yet President Biden is not hearing us, this is the way we can use our democracy to say 'listen.'"

Even worse for Biden, the Detroit Free Press spoke with some Dearborn voters who, having voted for Biden in 2020, were unsure if they would support him in 2024.

Those voters aren't suddenly going to support Donald Trump. But their reticence to support Biden demonstrates how Biden's re-election campaign is going to be anything but easy, especially when he has to win over voters who previously supported him.

In the end, Dearborn residents selected "uncommitted" over Biden by a margin of 56% to 40%, according to the city's unofficial results.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

Staff Writer

Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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