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Michigan Voters Head to Polls as Activists Urge Dems to Vote “Uncommitted” to Protest Gaza Genocide

HeadlineFeb 27, 2024

In election news, voters in the battleground state of Michigan are casting their primary ballots today. The group Listen to Michigan has been urging Democrats to vote “uncommitted” to show their opposition to President Biden’s refusal to stop Israel’s assault on Gaza. Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has been campaigning for Biden, predicted during an interview Monday “there will be a sizable number of votes for 'uncommitted.'” Members of the 300,000-strong Arab American community in Michigan and others gathered on Sunday ahead of the vote.

Mahmouda Chowdhuri: “We need to show President Biden and all the other candidates that we support Palestine. We don’t support our U.S. tax dollars going towards Israel to ethnically cleanse Palestine. And this is a human cause, and so we’re all showing up.”

Activists in Minnesota recently launched their own “uncommitted” campaign ahead of the state’s presidential primary on March 5th.

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