With a split in leadership in the Michigan Republican party and 13% of people voting uncommitted in the Democratic primary, a bit of turmoil has set in Michigan Democrats and Republicans ahead of the 2024 presidential election.  

Many uncommitted voters cast their ballots this way to share their dissatisfaction about how President Biden has handled the Israel-Palestine conflict. The last time an incumbent U.S. President saw a similar percentage of uncommitted votes was in 2012 during former President Barack Obama’s second term. On the other side of the aisle, Michigan Republicans have been disputing over leadership. 

A judge ruled that former Michigan GOP chair Kristina Karamo is no longer legally the group’s party leader. U.S. Rep Pete Hoekstra has been voted to replace Karamo as the Republican party gets ready for its 2024 caucus this weekend. Karamo has appealed the judge’s court orders, citing her own convention at Huntington Place in Detroit this weekend as a pressing issue, the Detroit Free Press reported. 

One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson, host of “American Black Journal,” and Nolan Finley, editorial page editor for the Detroit News, talk about the divide in Michigan’s Republican party, the message sent by Democrats who voted uncommitted, and the impact Michigan, a swing state, could have on the presidential election.

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