DETROIT (AP)--Hillary Clinton has won the Michigan Democratic primary, and Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary.
Clinton was alone among the major contenders because of a dispute between the state and party officials after the state moved up the primary.
It was a do-or-die victory for Romney, who finished second in Iowa to Mike Huckabee and second in New Hampshire to John McCain.
The win could help Romney regain some of the ground lost in national polls to McCain.
Supporters of Democrats John Edwards and Barack Obama, had encouraged voters to vote for "uncommitted" to embarrass Clinton, but the vote wasn't even close.
Fewer independents, Democrats voting in Michigan
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) -- Fewer independents and Democrats are voting in Michigan's Republican primary, compared with eight years ago when John McCain won the state.
That's according to surveys of voters by The Associated Press and TV networks.
Exit polling shows a quarter of Republican primary voters today called themselves independent, down from 35 percent eight years ago. Michigan has open primaries and no registration by party.
In all, roughly seven in 10 voters opted to vote in the Republican primary.
In the Democratic race, "Uncommitted" is an option on the ballot against Hillary Rodham Clinton and several lower-tier candidates. Barack Obama and John Edwards withdrew from the ballot amid a dispute over seating Michigan's Democratic delegates.
Nearly three-quarters of those who voted uncommitted told exit pollsters they would have voted for Obama and many of the rest said Edwards.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Latest Republican Numbers
5,088 of 5,385 precincts - 94 percent
30 of 30 Delegates allocated
Mitt Romney 23 - 76 percent
John McCain 6 - 20 percent
Mike Huckabee 1 - 3 percent
Rudolph Giuliani 0 - 0 percent
Duncan Hunter 0 - 0 percent
Ron Paul 0 - 0 percent
Thomas Tancredo 0 - 0 percent
Fred Thompson 0 - 0 percent
Uncommitted 0 - 0 percent
Latest Democratic Numbers
5,077 of 5,385 precincts - 94 percent
x-Hillary Clinton 304,538 - 55 percent
Uncommitted 218,221 - 40 percent
Dennis Kucinich 20,598 - 4 percent
Chris Dodd 3,597 - 1 percent
Mike Gravel 2,244 - 0 percent
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