Michigan primary live updates as polls start to close in state


Biden campaign defends Whitmer and UAW president after Trump comments

The Biden campaign on Tuesday defended Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and United Auto Workers president Shawn Fain after former President Donald Trump attacked them during an interview with conservative commentator Justin Barclay earlier Tuesday. 

Barclay asked Trump what his final message was to Michigan voters. 

“Well, you have a terrible governor who sold you out and you have a terrible head of the United Auto Workers that’s just absolutely atrocious,” Trump said. “They don’t put America first, they put America last. We put America first.” 

Whitmer and Fain, whose union endorsed Mr. Biden, have been critical of Trump and appeared alongside Mr. Biden during his visit to Michigan on Feb. 1. 

“Donald Trump is attacking two of Michiganders’ greatest champions because he wants to distract from his anti-worker, anti-union, anti-freedom record,” Alyssa Bradley, a Biden campaign spokesperson in Michigan, said. “Under Trump, Michigan lost over 200,000 jobs, and six different factories closed while he incentivized companies to ship jobs overseas and lined the pockets of billionaires and corporations over those of working families. No amount of spiteful comments from Trump will change that.”

Jacob Rosen and Caitlin Yilek  


Who can vote in the 2024 Michigan primary? What to know about today’s election

Democrats, Republicans and independents may all vote in Tuesday’s 2024 Michigan presidential primary, but eligible voters who wish to cast a ballot will have to request a specific party’s ballot when they cast their ballot. 

Voters, who were not required to note their party affiliation when they registered to vote, have the choice between a Democratic, Republican or local only ballot. (The latter is only available if a voter’s jurisdiction is holding a local election and does not include presidential candidates. You can find out if your local jurisdiction will have other races on the ballot here.) Michigan residents may also register to vote on the day of the primary if they do so in person at their polling place.

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By Caitlin Yilek


Most polls close in Michigan

Most polls in the state are closing, except in parts of the Upper Peninsula. A reminder: If you’re in line to vote when polls close at 8 p.m. local time, you can still vote. 

By Caitlin Yilek


Biden faces test in Michigan primary with “uncommitted” vote effort

Biden faces test in Michigan primary with “uncommitted” vote effort


Michigan voters are heading to the polls in Democratic and Republican primary elections Tuesday with the potential of major implications for November. CBS News’ Caitlin Huey-Burns and Ed O’Keefe have more.


What the Michigan protest vote push could mean for Biden in November

What the Michigan protest vote push could mean for Biden in November


President Biden is facing a test of his support in the Michigan primary Tuesday. Some Democrats there are urging voters to choose “uncommitted” to send a message about his response to the Israel-Hamas war. Politico reporter Brakkton Booker and Wall Street Journal reporter Dante Chinni join “America Decides” to analyze the hurdles facing the Biden campaign in Michigan.


A look at the Michigan primary as voting winds down

A look at the Michigan primary as voting winds down


CBS Detroit’s Richard Mack and Rocky Raczkowski look at the Michigan primary as voting winds down. 


What’s on the Michigan ballot for the 2024 primary? Here’s what’s being voted on today.

Michiganders of both parties are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the state’s 2024 presidential primary Tuesday. The list of who’s still competing in the Democratic and Republican primaries is short.

Though Michigan marks one of the earliest primaries in the presidential nominating schedule and comes earlier than it has in the past few primary cycles, after a change to state law last year, the list of those seeking the nomination in both parties has quickly dwindled. 

Read more here about who’s on the ballot in Michigan as voters make their way to the polls

By Kaia Hubbard


What time do Michigan polls close for the 2024 primary? Key voting hours to know

Polling locations opened at 7 a.m. local time on Election Day. Before voting, the Michigan secretary of state’s office recommends checking that your polling place hasn’t moved and that your registration status is current. Bringing a valid photo ID is also recommended. 

Polling locations close at 8 p.m. local time, but voters who are in line by that time and have not yet filled out their ballot are still allowed to vote. Most of the state is on Eastern Time, but a sliver of the Upper Peninsula is on Central Time.

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By Caitlin Yilek


Haley campaigns in Colorado, says “we need a leader with moral clarity”

Nikki Haley campaigned in Colorado, which votes on Super Tuesday, on Tuesday, repeating her message that former President Donald Trump “can win a general election,” noting that he lost “40% of the vote” in the early states.

Haley also stressed that the country needed a leader with “moral clarify.” 

“You’ve got to have a leader that knows the difference between right and wrong and the difference between good and bad,” Haley said. “In South Carolina last week, Donald Trump got on stage, went off his teleprompter and said that he would actually encourage Putin to invade our allies.” 

 — Nidia Cavazos and Caroline Linton  


What do you need to vote in Michigan for the 2024 primary? Here’s a checklist of what to bring

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. CBS News Detroit has a list here of what you can and cannot bring with you to the polls on Election Day. 

By Joseph Buczek


Michigan has same-day voter registration. Here’s how to register to vote today to cast your 2024 primary ballot.

Michigan has same-day voter registration, which means that residents can still register to vote in the state’s 2024 presidential primary election. Same-day voter registration was approved through a ballot initiative in 2018. 

CBS News Detroit breaks down everything you need to know to vote on Election Day. 

By Sara Powers


Are you registered to vote in Michigan? How to check for the 2024 primary

Michiganders who are planning to vote can check if they are registered online on the Michigan Voter Information Center page. Unsure of where you’re registered to vote? Visit the state’s voter information page to get the location and precinct.

Read more here from CBS News Detroit. 

By DeJanay Booth-Singleton


What to know about Michigan’s presidential primary

David Dulio, a political science professor at Oakland University, talks to CBS News Detroit about Tuesday’s primary:

What to know about Michigan’s presidential primary


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