Unstoppable Trump triumphs in Michigan Republican primary by more than 30 points over Haley

Biden achieves 80% of the Democratic ballots, with the protest vote for his support of Israel receiving the second most votes among Democrats.

The primary in Michigan was open-and-shut for Donald Trump, who won by more than 30 points over his main opponent in the race, former ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. The former president obtained 68.2% of the vote, compared to 26.5% for his rival. On the Democratic side, Joe Biden obtained 80.5% of the vote, with "uncommitted," a protest vote for his support of Israel, coming in second place with 13.8%.

With this result, Trump wins nine of the delegates at stake while Haley gets just two. At this time, the former president has 119 delegates compared to 22 for the former governor of South Carolina. To officially win the nomination, Trump needs 1,215 delegates, a figure that he is projected to reach easily as moreprimaries take place, including those on “Super Tuesday” next week.

A new blow to Haley

So far, Trump has won all the Republican primaries and caucuses by a wide margin against Haley, who, at the moment, remains in the race despite the tough defeat in her home state of South Carolina. The Koch brothers have announced they will stop financing her campaign.

This Tuesday, in addition to the Republican primaries in Michigan, Democratic primaries were also held, where President Joe Biden easily defeated his only rival in the race, Representative Dean Phillips, who obtained 2.8% support, behind even Marianne Williamson, who has withdrawn from the race. However, the second-place option for Democratic voters was "uncommitted," a protest vote against the administration's support for Israel. This option ended up selected on close to 14% of the ballots.

On the Republican ticket, in addition to Trump and Haley, several withdrawn candidates appeared, including former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.