African-American Impact Likely Limited In Michigan’s Primary Election

Michigan’s presidential primary takes place Tuesday.  Voters around the state will travel to the polls to cast their ballots for one of the four remaining Republican candidates or one of the two remaining Democrats.

Michigan is also one of the first primary states with a diverse population.

Vincent Hutchings is a professor of political science at the University of Michigan.  He says African-Americans are an important part of the electorate in the state, but might have not the largest impact on Tuesday.

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