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Bridge elections FAQ video: Biden weaknesses, Slotkin strengths and more

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Reporters Isabel Lohman, Lauren Gibbons and Jordyn Hermani discussed political news and answered reader questions in the latest Bridge elections FAQ live show. (Bridge Michigan)
  • In latest Bridge elections FAQ show, reporters discuss Democratic calls for President Joe Biden to end his reelection campaign
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attempts to tamp down speculation she could replace Biden on the Democratic ticket
  • Readers ask about Elissa Slotkin’s Senate campaign, the prevalence of voter fraud and the role of canvassing boards

LANSING — Some Democrats are calling on President Joe Biden to end his re-election bid, but officials in Michigan have largely been hesitant to enter the national debate, Bridge reporters said Monday during an election FAQ live show.

Watch the full episode in the player below to hear reporters Isabel Lohman, Lauren Gibbons and Jordyn Hermani discuss the state of the presidential race with less than 120 days to go before the Nov. 5 general election.

With Biden set to campaign in Detroit on Friday, Gibbons discussed recent comments by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, who she said is “concerned about the credibility of the president” heading into the fall.


Like most Michigan Democrats, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is standing by Biden. She said she “would not step into the election if Biden were to step down,” according to The Associated Press

Bridge reporters also answered a series of reader questions: 

  • Are any Michigan members of Congress supporting replacing Biden?
  • What are polls of Michigan voters showing for Biden and Trump?
  • How many actual instances of voter fraud have there been in recent elections?
  • What is the role of election canvassers?
  • How did Elissa Slotkin become the "establishment" favorite so quickly in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate?

Watch their responses in the YouTube player above. We’ll be back next week with another Bridge election FAQ live show. Click here to submit your own question about key races, election rules or other topics.

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