Michigan GOP expected to unite behind Donald Trump

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No surprises are expected in the Upper Midwest.

A Michigan GOP convention in Grand Rapids on Saturday will allocate 39 of the state’s 55 GOP presidential delegates, but a significant portion of the party’s grassroots force won’t be attending due to the lingering aftereffects of a months-long dispute over who is leading the party.

Still amid the division, chaos and legal disputes, the party is expected to unite behind one candidate Saturday: former President Donald Trump.

Trump won Michigan’s Feb. 27 Republican primary handily, receiving 68% of the vote compared to rival Nikki Haley’s 27%.

The win gave a clear indication of Trump’s standing in Michigan ahead of November, but a majority of Michigan’s GOP delegates will be awarded Saturday.

Michigan Republicans were forced to split their primary into two parts after Democrats who control the state government moved Michigan into the early primary states, violating the national Republican party’s rules.

Trump, who has won every presidential contest in which he’s appeared on the ballot and earned 122 delegates, is expected to lock up the party’s nomination soon after Super Tuesday.

Saturday’s convention comes just days after a Kent County judge affirmed that former Michigan GOP Chair Kristina Karamo was removed properly by party members in January. The decision officially hands the state party over to former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, whom the Republican National Committee recognized last month.

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Published with permission of the Associated Press.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


4 comments

  • Dont Say FLA

    March 2, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    Unite behind Trump? Isn’t that where the worst smell hits? Ewww

  • Wanna be Your End Game

    March 2, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    What is the end game for the GOPs who continue suckling up to Trump despite them all knowing for certain he will lose in November? Can anyone explain?

    • MH/Duuuval

      March 2, 2024 at 9:24 pm

      They are nihilists who hope against hope DJT will win the EC again despite losing popular vote. DJT wants to win because he believes being President again will make it possible to pardon himself eventually. If the MAGAs fail to run the table, they’ll turn the kraken loose and bring on heater skelter (chaos and violence).

      • MH/Duuuval

        March 2, 2024 at 9:26 pm

        Some spell check you got here, AG. “Helter skelter” is not “heater skelter.”

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