2020 U.S. presidential election
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.
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.
Seen as a rising star and the GOP’s best chance at flipping a Senate seat, John James opens up about his mistreatment at the hands of police and sympathies for protesters. But he’s less candid about the president he once said he supports “2,000 percent.”
Michigan is up for grabs in the presidential election. But rather than one cohesive state, it consists of six independent regions that digest politics far differently. Here’s what to look for in the six weeks before the Nov. 3 election.
Early voting begins on Thursday, when clerks begin sending out absentee ballots to regular voters. Here’s how to cast your absentee ballot before Election Day.
Health care, abortion and even the presidential election could be impacted by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday evening.
In separate rulings, judges rule that ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 will count in the election and block a ban on providing transportation to the polls.
Michigan law now allows clerks to process absentee ballots only on Election Day. Municipal clerks say that would be a “recipe for disaster” this year given an expected surge and would delay results reporting in a closely watched presidential election.
President Trump has cut refugees and curtailed foreign guest workers. Joe Biden wants to restore higher admissions for people seeking to escape persecution in other countries. Michigan has a stake in which candidate prevails.
One day after Joe Biden touted his Made in America plan, President Trump notes that the Democrat’s son teamed with a Chinese defense contractor to buy a Michigan firm that created jobs overseas.
President Trump comes to Michigan to hype the economy before coronavirus. He boasted that he ‘saved’ the auto industry, a claim that is dubious at best since Michigan has lost auto manufacturing jobs under his watch.
The Democratic presidential nominee outlined his plan to boost manufacturing as he wooed blue-collar workers in Macomb County. He also blasted Donald Trump’s handling of COVID-19, accusing the president of a “life-and-death betrayal of the American people.”
The president returns to mid-Michigan Thursday where, until the coronavirus pandemic struck, manufacturing jobs and wages saw solid gains. Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are each determined to earn working-class votes.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office will help Detroit train workers and expand satellite clerk’s offices to reduce election issues. Nearly three-quarters of the city’s absentee precincts were ineligible for recounts.
Progressives are taking a cue from conservatives and founding ‘news’ sites like Courier Newsroom, which spends big money on election-year social media ads to benefit Democratic in swing districts such as U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Holly.