One week after the election, untrue claims about an extra 138,000 votes for Joe Biden in Shiawassee County still persist — and are being cited in fundraising emails — even though election officials say the mistake was corrected within minutes.
False claims about ballots spoiled by markers fester in Michigan, even though they have been discounted by elections officials and Republican officials. ‘The felt-tip markers versus ballpoint pen controversy” is ‘not true,’ one top GOP lawmaker says.
The Democratic former vice president has enough electoral votes to become 46th president. But 83 counties need to be canvassed and Michigan’s 16 electors still need to cast their votes before he is sworn in.
Divisions in our state go beyond who we supported for president. Voters say we are increasingly separated by political tribes, what we see on social media and what lessons we took from police protests.
A mistake by a Republican clerk in northern Michigan has taken on a life of its own and become a talking point for Donald Trump and his supporters who claim voter fraud. But experts say what happened on election night was a “one-off” mistake that was quickly corrected.
Republican poll challengers say they were limited in where they could walk and who they could bring in during ballot counting at the TCF Center. Their Democratic counterparts (and an election official) counter that votes were counted professionally and it was the GOP that complicated the process.
The Republican National Committee is deploying legal teams to Michigan and calling for a federal investigation into ‘irregularities’ But elections officials — including some Republican clerks — say their claims don’t add up to much.
Record turnout boosted the president’s vote totals in dozens of Michigan counties. But suburban voters turned away from the incumbent and gave Biden the margins needed to grab the state’s 16 electoral votes.
Michigan once again could decide the presidency, and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden is ahead in the votes. But Trump and his supporters filed suit, caused disruptions in Detroit and challenged the process.
Republican President Trump is growing his margins in rural Michigan while Democratic challenger Joe Biden is running up the score in areas like Oakland County as clerks across the state continue to count ballots.
An unprecedented number in ballots over the mail, new workers and other problems could snag Michigan’s elections Tuesday. But the state is better equipped than others to prevent a meltdown, experts say.
A new report warns that power outages, hacking and foreign interference could create chaos on Election Day. But Michigan’s decentralized system of elections and use of paper ballots puts it in better shape than some other states.
Hundreds of poll challengers are ready to scrutinize ballots in Detroit and other cities on Nov. 3. They say they’re motivated by patriotism. Foes say their goal is to depress turnout in Democratic cities.
Many elections workers, who tend to be retirees, are sitting out Nov. 3, so clerks are turning to younger recruits for an Election Day that could be like few others. Among the newbies’ questions: What to do if people “walk in with AR-15s?”
Gun sales are skyrocketing this year, and African Americans are leading the way. Fears of civil unrest after the election play no small part in the cause. ‘Every African American should be on alert,’ one resident says.
Young voters could be a formidable bloc in the November election, and activists from both major political parties say they’re more motivated than ever. But despite efforts to make it easier to vote than ever, some question if they will.