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The Fox News decision Desk projects, former Vice-President, Joe Biden, beat Senator Bernie Sanders in Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary.
Michigan is the first state-wide election where the voters could use same-day registration — as well as no-reason absentee voting — has led to long queues at polling stations, and crushing criticism of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
The new same-day registration rules, the approval by 2018 initiative, saw great delays occur in Michigan, especially in college cities like Ann Arbor, East Lansing and Kalamazoo, where hundreds of people lined up at city clerks’ offices to register or request absentee ballots.
“We are working with the legal systems, to try and get additional support, so that you can keep moving the lines,” Jake Rollow, a spokesman for Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson told the Detroit News. “If you register in the to line, a office at 8 o’clock, and the vote.”
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The delays in the process, but not hinder, the race is called early for the former Vice-President Joe Biden, who was named the winner of the Michigan democratic primary shortly after polls officially closed at 8 p.m. local time.
The victory is a major coup for Biden, as Michigan is a key battleground state, is Bernie Sanders helped’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former Vice-President of the victory in Michigan, as well as in Missouri and Mississippi, dealt a serious blow to Sanders, who is urgently looking for jump-start its “flagging” campaign.
Sanders’ campaign was quick to condemn, the had to endure long waiting times for voters in Michigan and in other parts of the country — calling it “outrageous” and noting that Democrats have long fought against “voter suppression.”
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“In a time when Democrats are right, Republicans will attack for the voter suppression, it’s disappointing to see people standing in long queues for hours today waiting to vote, in Michigan and across the country,” Sanders said in a statement. “People should not to miss a day of work to exercise the voting right.”
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He added: “This is a scandal. Poll workers must keep these problems immediately, and if necessary, the polling stations longer.”