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Trump dominates Haley in Mich. in sixth straight win

Former President of the United States Donald Trump at the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" hosted by Turning Point Action at Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz., July 24, 2022. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
February 28, 2024

Former President Donald Trump easily defeated former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in Michigan’s Republican primary election Tuesday night. The contest marked Trump’s sixth consecutive victory over his GOP rival.

According to The Associated Press, with roughly 99% of the vote counted, the former president won with 68.2% of the vote, securing over 756,000 votes, while Haley Haley received less than 295,000 votes, representing only 26.6% of Republican support.

Celebrating his sixth consecutive win in a Truth Social post after Tuesday’s primary election, Trump wrote, “Haley got trounced last night, losing the Great State of Michigan by over 42 Points. Looking forward to Super Tuesday where she is doing even worse, if that’s possible. I’m leading every State by over 60 Points! People don’t like her, and they know, as per the polls, that she can’t beat Biden, or any Democrat!”

Fox News reported that while Trump and Haley are the only two Republican candidates remaining in the primary race, Michigan voters still had the option of voting for former 2024 presidential candidates who have already dropped out, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and business entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

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With 16 delegates at stake in Monday’s election, Trump secured an additional 12 delegates, while Haley only secured four delegates. Trump, who remains the dominant frontrunner in the Republican primary, will need a total of 1,215 delegates to secure the GOP nomination for the 2024 election.  

According to Fox News, Trump is expected to secure the GOP nomination next week following the Super Tuesday primary elections, which will include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and the U.S. territory of American Samoa.

Calling into Michigan’s GOP Watch Party after the race was called on Tuesday night, Trump said, “I just want to thank everybody. This was a great day.”

“The numbers are far greater than we even anticipated,” Trump said, before adding that he will “be doing a lot of campaigning over the next couple of months.” 

Trump also highlighted Michigan’s auto industry during Monday night’s remarks. He claimed that Democrats have “destroyed” the auto industry and promised to bring the auto industry back to Michigan if he defeats Biden in the November election.

“I can tell you this November cannot come fast enough,” Trump stated. “We have the worst president in history–the most incompetent and the most corrupt president, and we can’t let this continue.”