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Ann Arbor, Mich.-

Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary with huge momentum. Sanders took the delegates with 49.8 percent.

Clinton’s support prevailed in Mississippi.

Trump has a big winning night calling upon his supporters to take both states.

Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii voting took place on March 8, Idaho and Hawaii only Republican states.

Democratic Results

Sanders took the delegates with 49.8 percent in Michigan in a surprise and well needed win the the industrial center of the Mid-west. Clinton took the win in Mississippi with 83 percent vote.

Republican Results

Trump won in Michigan with 37.1 percent and Mississippi by 50.4 percent taking both states for the evening.

Candidates making pleas for votes

National Democratic debate in Flint brought a lot of attention to the candidates here, bringing to light different issues and solutions about the Flint water crisis.

Sanders’ rallies in the Washtenaw County brought thousands, the Ann Arbor rally brought over 5,700 according to a Mlive article covering the event.  As Sanders is going for the liberal community in Michigan vying for a large number of delegates in the state.

“Michigan just threw Senator Sanders a life vest to float in the upcoming primaries,” said Hatim Elhady a medical student who attended the rally on Monday.

Clinton spoke in Grand Rapids and Detroit on Monday.

“I’m honestly shocked and terrified that Trump managed to turn out so many voters; in contrast I’m beyond thrilled that Bernie Sanders did so well, I had no doubts he would- not just because I am a supporter, but because I know of the support he has here in Michigan,” said Carrie Bice a Washtenaw Community College graphic design student.

Republicans duel for the 59 delegates and Democrats race for the 130 delegates here in Michigan. Republicans are up for 150 total delegates and Democrats are up for 170 delegates in the four states.

Kasich said, “The whole country is watching Michigan right now,” at his small speech at the Lansing brewing company this Tuesday of about 200 people from a Detroit News article.

Trump visited Michigan and has been leading in the polls above Cruz and then Kasich coming in third reported by CNN.

“I’m happy that Trump won Michigan, I have been spreading that word, I embrace the chaos of his presidency,” said Justin Baloh, a Livingston county resident and Republican.

 

 

Exit polls on CNN report that Democrats in Michigan have found both Sander’s and Clinton’s plans for the country to be realistic, tightening their race.

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