2020 Michigan election
Right to Life of Michigan did not collect enough valid voter signatures to advance an initiative proposing to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, according to new estimates from the state Bureau of Elections.
A judge ordered Michigan to give the Fair and Equal Michigan ballot committee 69 additional days to collect signatures, mirroring the duration of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order that was lifted June 1. That means the group will not complete its petition drive to qualify for the 2020 ballot and will aim for the 2022 ballot instead.
A conservative activist sues Michigan’s top elections officials, alleging that 16 of the state’s 83 counties have registration rates of more than 90 percent of eligible voters. A state spokesperson calls the suit a publicity stunt.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasted President Donald Trump after he reportedly lashed out at governors, telling them to “dominate” protesters or “you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks.”
Enforcing traditional petition signature thresholds amid a global pandemic that requires social distancing would be unconstitutional, according to Fair and Equal Michigan, which sued the state on Monday.
The president said he’d “hold up funding” for the state as it faces a $6.2 billion budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office will use $4.5 million in CARES Act funding to send applications to 7.7 million registered voters. The plan is likely to be opposed by Republicans.
An executive order by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requires newly reopened manufacturers to "suspend all non-essential in-person visits, including tours" to protect workers from the novel coronavirus. Trump is expected to tour a Ford facility on Thursday.
Experts say U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, who left the GOP last year after backing calls to impeach President Donald Trump, faces almost insurmountable odds as he looks to upend a two-party system he has lambasted as ineffective and unresponsive.
The former vice president crushed Bernie Sanders during balloting Tuesday, as turnout surged with no-reason absentee voting. The only potential concern for Biden: He didn’t win as thoroughly in urban areas as Hillary Clinton did in 2016.
Primary day is finally here. Joe Biden got into a testy exchange with a construction worker in Detroit about the Second Amendment, while Bernie Sanders stops by metro Detroit polling places.
Results are expected to come in late due to changes in absentee voting. Throughout much of Michigan, turnout at polling places was light on Tuesday after a deluge of absentee ballots.
One year after blasting pork-barrel spending, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs onto a larger spending deal that includes $37 million in small community grants. Among other things, the money will pay for a Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall elevator and $1 million for the auto show.
The former vice president denies Bernie Sanders a repeat Michigan win, as Biden's coalition included African-American voters and college-educated white women.
A massive uptick in absentee voting and same-day voter registration left hours-long waits at some city clerks offices. Benson called for the Legislature to pass changes to help.
Michigan has changed since Bernie Sanders won the presidential primary in 2016. The economy is far better. But many remain left behind, and could be a receptive audience to Sanders’ calls for massive change.
Onetime rivals Kamala Harris and Cory Booker join Joe Biden in Detroit to cap a one-day blitz across Michigan. Bernie Sanders hopes big absentee votes in college towns fuel another upset during Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Michigan could face big changes if either Democrat is elected. Here’s a look at major Michigan policy differences between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, from the Great Lakes and auto industry to wealth taxes and higher education.
The results are likely to come in late as Michigan clerks work through an increased numbers of absentee ballots. What else you need to know for Tuesday.
Bernie Sanders stunned pollsters in 2016 when he narrowly topped Hillary Clinton in Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary. How did he do it?Could he do it again?