2020 Michigan election
By one estimate, more than 300,000 Michigan households may be vulnerable to eviction due to economic hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic. In places like Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo County, high rental rates and a dearth of affordable housing fuel millage proposals intended to ease the strain.
If you missed Thursday’s Zoom discussion with two Michigan county clerks on the ins and outs of the November election, watch the recording.
Bridge Capitol reporters Riley Beggin and Jonathan Oosting moderate an online Lunch Break discussion with county and municipal clerks about the ins and outs of the November 3 election. Bridge readers are invited to bring your election-related questions and join the conversation.
Michigan never closed churches and schools are open, contrary to President Trump’s tweet to Whitmer on Wednesday. But Trump didn’t get everything wrong: Auto manufacturers are expanding.
Lagging statewide polls and concerns over the future of health care may boost a Democratic upstart in her battle against Meijer scion Peter Meijer.
A sloppy signature, forging the names of family members, or failing to sign a ballot envelope: There are many ways to ensure your November vote won’t count. Here’s what clerks are searching for, and why you might want to leave your phone number, too.
Despite decades in public office, the ‘boring guy’ Michigan senator still isn’t well-known. To supporters, that’s because he’s quietly got the job done. To critics, it’s because he hasn’t done much.
As Texas and Ohio limit absentee drop-off boxes, they are multiplying in Michigan as clerks brace for a record number of mail-in votes for the Nov. 3 election. Clerks say they are safe and effective, despite protests from President Trump and some Republicans.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers were effectively ended by a 4-3 decision Friday, with the court majority nominated by Republicans. Voters will decide two seats in November that could tip the balance.
The president is in quarantine but had planned rallies in Wisconsin on Saturday. Whitmer said the diagnosis is a reminder that the dangers of the pandemic persist.
A Republican super PAC is using a speech from the first-term representative to claim she is ‘just embarrassing.’ Stevens made national news for the speech about the coronavirus pandemic.
Suburban women have fled from the GOP, and President Trump hopes to win them back with ads stoking fears of rioting and public housing. It’s a message that may have worked in the 1970s, but it’s a tougher sell in increasingly diverse communities, voters and pollsters say.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel alleges two conservative operators used robocalls in Detroit and other cities with large African-American populations. The calls claimed that voting could ‘track people for mandatory vaccines.’
Amid all the shouting and interrupting, there were a few factual claims about Michigan and the auto industry during the first debate between Trump and Biden. Spoiler alert: The pursuit of truth was not a debate winner.
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.
Years later, my great-grandmother's words, 'every woman should vote,' are particularly resonant.
A Court of Claims judge temporarily blocked a rule requiring ballots be received by Election Day for them to count. Republicans hope to reverse that.
Welcome to Missaukee County, where 3 of 4 voters backed Donald Trump four years ago and voters say racial injustice and the coronavirus aren’t pressing issues. Trump needs to dominate in such rural areas if he hopes to repeat in November, experts say.
Democrats have said the GOP-led legislation doesn’t go far enough, but all agree it will at least partially help ease the crush of expected ballots.