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Could ‘uncommitted’ or ‘no preference’ voters hand Donald Trump the 2024 presidency?

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With Nikki Haley exiting the race for president — and barring any unforeseen developments — a Biden-Trump rematch is all but locked in.  But there’s another storyline brewing. In addition to declaring Donald Trump the clear victor in the Republican primaries, Super Tuesday results showed a large contingent of Democratic voters are declaring “uncommitted” in the wake of President Joe Biden’s declining support.  

What began as a local campaign in response to Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war, “Listen to Michigan” has now gone national, with hundreds of thousands of registered Democrats withdrawing their support for Biden during Tuesday’s primaries. Uncommitted, or “no preference,” votes were recorded en masse in states such as Massachusetts, North Carolina and Colorado.

Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor of political science at Northeastern, says that while the “uncommitted” campaign generated headlines aplenty, the votes themselves — given the political calculus in both parties — are largely symbolic. Northeastern Global News sat down with Beauchamp to analyze Super Tuesday’s results, and whether the uncommitted push will have any staying power come November.

Read more at Northeastern Global News.

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