Nearly 50,000 People in Wisconsin Cast Protest Vote Against Gaza Slaughter in Democratic Primary

Democrats fear that Biden's support for Israel will cost him the election

On Tuesday, nearly 50,000 people cast votes for “uninstructed” in the Wisconsin Democratic primary as a way to protest President Biden’s full-throated support for the Israeli slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza.

The 48,091 votes accounted for 8.3% of the primary and far exceeded the organizers’ goal of 20,682, the margin of victory for Biden in Wisconsin for the 2020 election.

In Connecticut, 7,484 people cast protest votes for “uncommitted,” accounting for 11.4% of the primary. The Rhode Island primary saw 3,766 votes, or 14.9% “uncommitted.”

Across the country, people have been voting “uncommitted” or “instructed” in Democratic primaries if it’s available on the ballot. In Michigan, a significant swing state with a sizeable Arab population, over 100,000 voted “uncommitted.”

President Biden’s campaign events have also been frequently interrupted with protesters calling him “genocide Joe” for his support for the Israeli campaign.

Democrats fear Biden’s backing of the genocidal war will cost him come November. “It’s massive. If this war keeps going on, then it will continue to be a major problem,” an unnamed House Democrat told The Hill.

“The sooner Biden can break from [Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] in a major way, then the better off he will be politically. It’s not just the progressives who are angry about the US support of the Gaza operation — it’s now broader than that,” the Democrat added.

If Donald Trump wins in November, he’s expected to also provide unconditional military support for the mass killing of Palestinians. He recently criticized Israel for publicizing its destruction of Gaza, saying it has turned public opinion, but he has agreed that he’s “firmly” in Israel’s camp.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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