Simmering tensions within the Michigan Republican Party boiled over on Saturday, with some party officials voting to remove their embattled chairwoman, Kristina Karamo, in a contentious proceeding that she and other state Republicans argued was illegitimate.

The showdown, which occurred at a meeting held by a breakaway faction of the state party, now appears likely to wind up in court.

The effort to oust Ms. Karamo, who was not present for the meeting, is the latest clash in a party that has…

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