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This continuously updated post includes details of Michigan's elections, campaigns, politics and voting news.
In a season of intense scrutiny over the security of voting, Bridge Michigan is presenting a step-by-step process for counting in-person and absentee ballots.
Joe Biden has a significant lead in Michigan polls. But so did Hillary Clinton in 2016. Democrats warn the race may be closer than it appears, but also hope Biden can help candidates down the ballot.
President Donald Trump is down in the polls in the runup to Michigan’s must-win presidential election, but he’s been here before. Four years after his win here, Trump is barnstorming the state in an attempt to re-create the magic. Don’t count him out, experts say.
A new ad from the Paul Junge campaign attacks U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s record on stimulus and payroll tax. It’s built on two indisputable facts but could give viewers the false impression the Holly Democrat did little to help the state during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Affordable Care Act and pre-existing conditions are a defining issue in the Nov. 3 election. From president to Congress, here are the views of candidates on Michigan’s ballot.
Gun rights groups say Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s new ban on openly carried weapons at Election Day polling places unfairly punishes residents who want “to exercise both their 2nd Amendment right to self-protection and their fundamental right to vote.”
A new report finds that the U.S. Postal Service’s Detroit District had the worst on-time delivery rate of any region in the nation in the last period available. That’s increased some fears about the delivery of absentee ballots.
In a year of record turnout, absentee voting is strongest in counties where Hillary Clinton did well in 2016. It’s unclear if the trend will hold through Nov. 3, but it’s bad news so far for Trump, Republicans.
A new TV ad claims Hillary Scholten’s work as an immigrations attorney made west Michigan unsafe. The ad twists some facts to reach reckless conclusions.
A lawsuit is expected this week from gun rights groups, but Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson the law is on her side. “This is an effort to protect our voters from intimidation,” she said.
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?”
With the Nov. 3 election weeks away, take time to familiarize yourself with the Bridge Michigan’s 2020 Fact & Issue Guide to help inform your vote and separate rhetoric from facts.
People have lots of questions on returning ballots, voting in person and disinformation on the internet. Bridge Michigan is here to address your concerns and tackle your inquiries on the 2020 elections. You can also help inform our election coverage.
Less than two weeks after authorities exposed a militia plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Michigan’s governor in a Muskegon campaign rally that inspired his supporters to chant “lock her up.”
The three-judge panel, all Republican appointed, overturned a lower court decision that had allowed ballots to be counted if they were postmarked by Election Day even if they did not arrive at a clerk’s office until as much as two weeks later.
The Democratic nominee touted accomplishments on health care while critiquing Trump’s policies on the economy and COVID-19.
There are many whose access to trails, parks and natural areas is limited. We can change that in November with Proposal 1.
The guidance clarifies rules for the November general election, barring openly carrying guns and allowing concealed carry, except in certain locations. Gun rights advocates call the ban a partisan Democratic effort to discourage conservative voters and vow to sue.
A new ad is mostly accurate, pointing out that John James has taken $650K from the oil and gas industry and groups tied to the conservatives whose company polluted southwest Detroit with pet coke. But the ad doesn’t tell the whole story.