2020 Michigan election

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Opinion | Let's not forget the nationalistic history of the Midwest

Opinion | Let's not forget the nationalistic history of the Midwest

January 23, 2021 | Michael Ryan

Guest Commentary: The parallels between the past and the present are obvious. Unless we are vigilant, the cancer of hatred and racism will destroy our democracy.

Michigan Politics Tracker | Judge upholds Michigan's strict term limits law

Michigan Politics Tracker | Judge upholds Michigan's strict term limits law

January 22, 2021 | Bridge Staff

This continuously updated post includes details of Michigan's elections, campaigns, politics and voting news.

Joe Biden vowed to guard Michigan waters, create auto jobs. Can he deliver?

Joe Biden vowed to guard Michigan waters, create auto jobs. Can he deliver?

January 20, 2021 | Madeline Halpert

Joe Biden, who is inaugurated as president Wednesday, made four specific promises to Michigan. But even with a majority in Congress, some of his agenda faces tough sledding.

First Person | 'This is something I can do now’: What Kamala Harris’ ascension means for girls of color

First Person | 'This is something I can do now’: What Kamala Harris’ ascension means for girls of color

January 20, 2021 | Ama Russell, Ife Martin

Students of color look to the Biden administration with hope, pride, and great expectations.

New Buffalo officials worked through COVID election. One died, 3 infected

New Buffalo officials worked through COVID election. One died, 3 infected

January 18, 2021 | Madeline Halpert

Workers in this small town said they followed safety protocols, only to see their beloved city manager succumb to the virus. The four infections underscore the risks faced by election officials as they worked through a pandemic.

Opinion | A presidential elector and educator finds hope among his students

Opinion | A presidential elector and educator finds hope among his students

January 11, 2021 | Blake Mazurek

The “morning after” the U.S. Capitol riots, a Michigan educator found his 13-year-old students wanting him to address their questions for which, in many cases, there were no answers.

Opinion | Detroit TCF Center, Lansing uproars were preview of pro-Trump riot

Opinion | Detroit TCF Center, Lansing uproars were preview of pro-Trump riot

January 8, 2021 | Warren C. Evans

Nobody in Michigan can say they didn't see this coming. We've been broadcasting the previews in Michigan for months, the Wayne County Executive writes.

Dominion seeks $1.3B from Trump ally Powell over Michigan voter fraud lies

Dominion seeks $1.3B from Trump ally Powell over Michigan voter fraud lies

January 8, 2021 | Madeline Halpert, Jonathan Oosting

Dominion Voting  Systems has been under relentless attack by Trump and his supporters since November, including the president’s speech just minutes before the Capitol riots this week.

After chaos, democracy affirmed, as challenges to Michigan, other states fail

After chaos, democracy affirmed, as challenges to Michigan, other states fail

January 7, 2021 | Jonathan Oosting, Madeline Halpert

 ‘When it’s over, it’s over.’ President Donald Trump’s allies abandon him in Congress and acknowledge his loss in Michigan and other states. Early Thursday, Joe Biden was certified as 46th president.

Incoming Michigan GOP leader: My co-chair didn’t ‘incite’ pro-Trump riots

Incoming Michigan GOP leader: My co-chair didn’t ‘incite’ pro-Trump riots

January 7, 2021 | Jonathan Oosting

U-M Regent Ron Weiser, the presumptive co-chair of Michigan Republicans, is sticking with running mate Meshawn Maddock after she organized bus trips to the Capitol and addressed Trump supporters before this week’s chaos.

Opinion | After 2020, Michigan needs a 'defend democracy' initiative

Opinion | After 2020, Michigan needs a 'defend democracy' initiative

January 6, 2021 | Chris Andrews, Chuck Wilbur

Michigan needs a sequel for the 2022 ballot to build on Proposal 3’s democratic safeguards.

It’s Trump’s last stand at Electoral College count. All eyes are on Michigan

It’s Trump’s last stand at Electoral College count. All eyes are on Michigan

January 6, 2021 | Madeline Halpert

High drama is expected in Washington on Wednesday, as 140 Republicans, including three from Michigan, try to deny Joe Biden the presidency and keep Donald Trump in office. Spoiler alert: They will fail.

Experts explain the most common Michigan voter issues on Election Day

Experts explain the most common Michigan voter issues on Election Day

January 6, 2021 | Bisma Parvez

Voters asked about photo identification, same-day registration, and if previously incarcerated people are eligible to vote.

Three GOP Michigan reps back plan to keep President Trump in power

Three GOP Michigan reps back plan to keep President Trump in power

January 4, 2021 | Jonathan Oosting, Madeline Halpert

U.S. Reps. Jack Bergman and Tim Walberg will object to certification of Electoral College results, while Lisa McClain says she has ‘grave concerns’ over unsubstantiated fraud claims.

Benson slams Michigan GOP election probe as ‘embarrassment,’ won’t appear

Benson slams Michigan GOP election probe as ‘embarrassment,’ won’t appear

December 16, 2020 | Mansur Shaheen

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson refused an invitation to speak before a House oversight committee that hosted Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, saying it amplified “conspiracy theories.” The GOP chair said Benson’s playing “cheap political games.”

Dominion CEO: Michigan vote fraud claims ‘beyond bizarre’ and ‘dangerous’

Dominion CEO: Michigan vote fraud claims ‘beyond bizarre’ and ‘dangerous’

December 15, 2020 | Madeline Halpert

“No Cuba. No China. No Venezuela,” and no, the Dominion Voting Systems isn’t programmed to steal elections, its CEO testifies. But President Trump’s lies are endangering workers, he says.

As Electoral College meets, GOP and Dems agree Michigan vote needs reforms

As Electoral College meets, GOP and Dems agree Michigan vote needs reforms

December 14, 2020 | Madeline Halpert

As mail-in voting could become the norm, Democrats see the need for tweaks. But Republicans say broader changes are needed to preserve the integrity of elections.

Trump has one last move after Electoral College meets: imploring Congress

Trump has one last move after Electoral College meets: imploring Congress

December 14, 2020 | Madeline Halpert

Michigan’s 16 electors are set to cast their votes for Joe Biden on Monday, in a process that will recur throughout the nation and cement the Democrat as the next president. But Trump isn’t expected to go quietly.

Michigan GOP rep punished for refusing to rule out Electoral College violence

Michigan GOP rep punished for refusing to rule out Electoral College violence

December 14, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Rep. Gary Eisen told a radio interviewer of plans to disrupt Monday’s Electoral College vote and wouldn’t rule out the possibility of violence at the Michigan Capitol.

It’s (all but) over: Michigan’s 16 electoral votes go to Joe Biden

It’s (all but) over: Michigan’s 16 electoral votes go to Joe Biden

December 14, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting, Madeline Halpert

Weeks of protests and false fraud claims culminate as Michigan’s 16 electors vote for Democrat Joe Biden. That makes his election official, but President Trump isn’t going quietly.

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