March 8 primaries
Dearborn, top Arab-American U.S. city, just voted for Donald Trump, Jewish candidate Bernie Sanders
The Michigan electorate was full of surprises on Tuesday. The biggest was Sen. Bernie Sanders' upset win over Hillary Clinton, but there were also some interesting results from the city of Dearborn, the "Arab capital of North America," with about 41 percent of the city claiming Arab ancestry. Dearborn houses the Arab American National Museum and several large mosques — unlike the Chaldean Christian Arab community in nearby Sterling Heights, "the Dearborn community is overwhelmingly Muslim," says Michigan Radio. And Dearborn Republicans voted for Donald Trump, the candidate pledging to close U.S. borders to Muslims, 39 percent to 30 percent for nearest competitor John Kasich.
Dearborn Democrats, meanwhile, picked Sanders, 59 percent to 39 percent for Clinton. That's interesting, too, notes Connor Kilpatrick:
Just one more strange data point in an election overflowing with them.