The Metro: Michigan’s 2024 presidential primary has finally arrived

From “Abandon Biden” to Michigan GOP infighting, “The Metro” takes a final look at Michigan’s 2024 presidential primary.

A sign that says "Vote Here"

A "vote here" sign placed outside Ferndale Free Methodist Church on Feb. 27, 2024, in Ferndale, Mich.

Michigan’s highly anticipated presidential primary is finally here — earlier than previous election cycles.

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The presidential primary seems to be a lock for President Biden and former President Trump for their respective parties, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to learn from the results.

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain endorsed President Biden ahead of Tuesday’s primary. That was after Biden supported the union and joined members on the picket line during the months-long auto strike — something no other sitting president has ever done. But does that mean UAW members will support Biden in the primary?

NPR’s Layla Fadel interviewed a family of UAW members in Flint to find out.

A voting bloc who support a ceasefire in Gaza say they’re voting “uncommitted” to send a strong message to Biden about his handling of the Israel-Hamas war. Layla Elabed and Abbas Alaweih of Listen to Michigan joined The Metro on Monday to discuss the campaign’s goals.

More headlines from The Metro on Feb. 27, 2024:

  • Turnout for primary elections is generally low. It’s often only high-information Americans who vote. Wayne State political science professor Ewa Golebiowska spoke with WDET’s Hernz Laguerre Jr. about the trends heading into the 2024 primary elections.
  • Debbie Dingell and Stephen Henderson discuss the importance of making Michigan an early primary state.
  • High school students bring Detroit style to New York Fashion Week with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

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