2020 U.S. presidential election
This continuously updated post includes details of Michigan's elections, campaigns, politics and voting news.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 ...
A new report finds that the U.S. Postal Service’s Detroit District had the worst on-time delivery rate of any region in the nation in the last period available. That’s increased some fears about the delivery of absentee ballots.
In a year of record turnout, absentee voting is strongest in counties where Hillary Clinton did well in 2016. It’s unclear if the trend will hold through Nov. 3, but it’s bad news so far for Trump, Republicans.
People have lots of questions on returning ballots, voting in person and disinformation on the internet. Bridge Michigan is here to address your concerns and tackle your inquiries on the 2020 elections. You can also help inform our election coverage.
Experts say a decrease in votes among Detroit voters helped Donald Trump win Michigan in 2016. Four years later, some Detroiters who sat out 2016 say they’re eager to vote this time around.
With the Nov. 3 election weeks away, take time to familiarize yourself with the Bridge Michigan’s 2020 Fact & Issue Guide to help inform your vote and separate rhetoric from facts.
Many elections workers, who tend to be retirees, are sitting out Nov. 3, so clerks are turning to younger recruits for an Election Day that could be like few others. Among the newbies’ questions: What to do if people “walk in with AR-15s?”
Less than two weeks after authorities exposed a militia plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Michigan’s governor in a Muskegon campaign rally that inspired his supporters to chant “lock her up.”
The guidance clarifies rules for the November general election, barring openly carrying guns and allowing concealed carry, except in certain locations. Gun rights advocates call the ban a partisan Democratic effort to discourage conservative voters and vow to sue.
The Democratic nominee touted accomplishments on health care while critiquing Trump’s policies on the economy and COVID-19.
The three-judge panel, all Republican appointed, overturned a lower court decision that had allowed ballots to be counted if they were postmarked by Election Day even if they did not arrive at a clerk’s office until as much as two weeks later.
The ‘constitutional sheriffs’ movement is suspicious of government overreach and believes sheriffs are the final legal authority in their counties. But Michigan members of the group say they will keep voters safe if antigovernment groups try to intimidate them on Election Day.
More than a half-million ballots were rejected in the U.S. primary elections this year. Don’t let this happen to you on Nov. 4.
Thousands of poll watchers and challengers are expected at the Nov. 3 election, and some fear trouble. Here’s what’s legal and what isn’t, and what to expect.
Fair and Equal Michigan submits signatures for the 2022 election. The group had hoped to put its proposal to voters this year, but struggled to collect signatures during the pandemic.