Wisconsin's 'uninstructed' voters send Biden a strong message on the war in Gaza

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Organizers of the protest vote wanted to get at least 20,000 'uninstructed' votes in Tuesday's primary. The results indicate they exceeded that goal.

Halah Ahmad of Listen to Wisconsin speaks to supporters of the"uninstructed" movement in Milwaukee on Tuesday evening after polls closed in Wisconsin's presidential primary.With more than 90 percent of the votes counted, the"uninstructed" option on Democratic presidential primary ballots has garnered more than 45,000 votes, according to results from The Associated Press. That's about 9 percent of the Democratic presidential primary vote counted so far.

But organizers, who said they wanted to send a message to Biden to change course before November, set a goal to get at least 20,000 people in Wisconsin to vote"uninstructed." "We have blown his last margin of victory out of the water," said Listen to Wisconsin spokesperson Heba Mohammad after watching Tuesday's results."He needs to be paying attention and calling for an immediate, permanent cease-fire, as soon as possible."The protest vote in Wisconsin is the latest in a string of similar movements in other states where voters have tied their support of Biden on Democratic presidential primary ballots to the war in Gaza.

 

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