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On Tuesday, March 10th, voters in Michigan went to the polls to help select the democratic nominee for President. In the days leading up the Michigan Primary, the race for the democratic nomination has narrowed down to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Former Vice President Joe Biden. Michigan was one of six states casting their ballots on Tuesday and had the most delegates up for grabs with 125. In order to become the nominee a candidate needs to accumulate 1,991 delegates from primary contests from across the nation.
Michigan was an incredibly important state to both campaigns and each held rallies in the state. Sen. Sanders held a rally on the University of Michigan’s campus with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Sen. Sanders has been extremely popular among young voters who are attracted to his progressive policies such as Medicare-for-All, Tuition free public college, and support of a Green New Deal.
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Vice President Biden held an event in Detroit with Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Cory Booker, and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Biden has been popular among older voters and black voters who like his experience, promises to improve on the Affordable Care Act, and foreign policy acumen. After polls had closed on Tuesday night, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the Michigan primary. This week on the Daily Weekly we’ll take you through how the primary unfolded in Michigan from the rallies to interviews with student voters to where the campaigns go from here.
This episode was produced by Audio Engineer Gibson Gillett-Behrens, Executive Producer Sonya Vogel, Audio Producer Jon Coonan, and Content Producers Rachel Fagan, Doug McClure, Kareem Rifai, and Gerald Sill. All the amazing music in this episode was made by Gibson Gillett-Behrens.