2020 Michigan election

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Michigan 2020 Election Tracker | Trump to return to Michigan Friday; Tim Allen lends voice to John James ad

Michigan 2020 Election Tracker | Trump to return to Michigan Friday; Tim Allen lends voice to John James ad

October 28, 2020 | Bridge Staff

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

Oakland County ‘ground zero’ in fight for control of Michigan House

Oakland County ‘ground zero’ in fight for control of Michigan House

October 28, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Republicans need to hold onto four contested seats to retain control of the state House. Democrats, hopeful for a blue wave, are pushing hard to swing control of the chamber for the first time in a decade.

Biden, Obama, Trump plan more visits as Michigan reprises battleground role

Biden, Obama, Trump plan more visits as Michigan reprises battleground role

October 28, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

President Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama plan weekend visits before Tuesday’s election. That begs the question: Is Michigan closer than the polls suggest?

Trump called. They answered. GOP army ready to challenge Michigan vote.

Trump called. They answered. GOP army ready to challenge Michigan vote.

October 28, 2020 | Madeline Halpert

Hundreds of poll challengers are ready to scrutinize ballots in Detroit and other cities on Nov. 3. They say they’re motivated by patriotism. Foes say their goal is to depress turnout in Democratic cities.

How Donald Trump can come from behind and win Michigan

How Donald Trump can come from behind and win Michigan

October 27, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

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.

Demystifying Michigan elections: What happens to ballots after you vote?

Demystifying Michigan elections: What happens to ballots after you vote?

October 27, 2020 | Riley Beggin

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 is favored to win Michigan but can he build a Democratic wave?

Joe Biden is favored to win Michigan but can he build a Democratic wave?

October 27, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

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.

Michigan has 1M unreturned absentee ballots. And mail delays are common.

Michigan has 1M unreturned absentee ballots. And mail delays are common.

October 27, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

State officials are urging residents to return ballots to clerks or in drop boxes if they want them to count by Tuesday.

What Michigan should know about Proposal 2 to require warrants for digital data

What Michigan should know about Proposal 2 to require warrants for digital data

October 27, 2020 | Mansur Shaheen

Proposal 2 would require police to obtain warrants to obtain info from cellphones, the digital cloud. Police and civil-rights groups back the measure; critics question whether it’s necessary.

Judge: Michigan can’t ban open carry guns on Election Day

Judge: Michigan can’t ban open carry guns on Election Day

October 27, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s attempt to ban openly carried weapons at Michigan polling places on Election Day is “likely unlawful” and cannot be enforced, Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray ruled Tuesday evening.

Five things you missed not standing in the rain with Donald Trump

Five things you missed not standing in the rain with Donald Trump

October 27, 2020 | Riley Beggin

The president’s stop in Lansing Tuesday touched on the auto industry, COVID-19, refugee policy and more. He recounted his hard-to-pin-down Man of the Year honors and expressed his love for women.

Opinion | The KKK shot at my house to suppress voting. I'm fighting back on Nov. 3.

Opinion | The KKK shot at my house to suppress voting. I'm fighting back on Nov. 3.

October 26, 2020 | Keith Whitney

In Michigan, there are people threatening to strip us of our rights and frighten us at the polls with weapons in hand. We can't afford to bend to intimidation and suppression.

Fact Squad | Junge ad hits Slotkin on immigrants, taxes, omits a few details

Fact Squad | Junge ad hits Slotkin on immigrants, taxes, omits a few details

October 26, 2020 | Mansur Shaheen

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.

Liberal groups bury Michigan with mail shaming people to vote. Many hate it.

Liberal groups bury Michigan with mail shaming people to vote. Many hate it.

October 26, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Called “peer pressure in an envelope,” mailings to people of color, young voters and others intend to increase turnout. Some voters find the messages “creepy,” and clerks are inundated with complaints. But the mailings continue because they work, organizers say.

Opinion | Michigan can bring privacy into the 21st century via Proposal 2

Opinion | Michigan can bring privacy into the 21st century via Proposal 2

October 23, 2020 | Jarrett Skorup, Connor Boyack

Michigan has a chance to set the standard on digital privacy.

Citing potential fraud, court reinstates Michigan ban on paid voter transport

Citing potential fraud, court reinstates Michigan ban on paid voter transport

October 22, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

The court ruling is a blow to Democrats planning to hire buses to the polls, and also bars Uber and other companies from providing free rides on Election Day. Two GOP-appointed judges sided with Michigan Republicans in the case.

Michigan voting 2020: masks, guns, ID, straight ticket, what you should know

Michigan voting 2020: masks, guns, ID, straight ticket, what you should know

October 22, 2020 | Riley Beggin

Do you need to show ID at the polls? Wear a mask? Can I bring a gun? Vote straight ticket? You have questions. We have answers. Bridge dives into some of your concerns ahead of Election Day.

Michigan gun groups sue Benson to open carry at election polling sites

Michigan gun groups sue Benson to open carry at election polling sites

October 22, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

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.”

Where Michigan candidates for Senate, Congress stand on health care, ACA

Where Michigan candidates for Senate, Congress stand on health care, ACA

October 22, 2020 | Mansur Shaheen

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.

Michigan Dems prep for doomsday scenario: What if Trump loses, won’t concede?

Michigan Dems prep for doomsday scenario: What if Trump loses, won’t concede?

October 21, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Democratic attorneys in Michigan are preparing for what would happen if election results are contested into December, and the GOP-controlled Legislature casts Electoral College votes for Trump. Both sides say it’s unlikely, but ...

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