Starting Saturday, Michigan voters will have the option to vote early for the Feb. 27 primary election. That’s in addition to a host of other changes to the state’s election process, and it’s been a big adjustment for many local clerks.
Money alone doesn’t win elections, but Michigan Democrats Elissa Slotkin and Rashida Tlaib are pulling in big bucks, while Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are raising funds for others.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request to press pause on the remapping sessions underway for metro Detroit political districts while the commission appeals a lower court’s decision that found their original maps unconstitutional.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s request to press pause on redrawing state legislative districts before the 2024 election cycle comes as Michigan’s citizen-led redistricting commission begins a second round of mapping this week.
New laws signed by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aim to expand automatic voter registration, deter political ‘deepfakes’ and ‘fake electors’ while limiting the kind of pressure campaign former President Donald Trump waged in his failed attempt to overturn his 2020 election loss.
Donald Trump can appear on Michigan’s presidential primary ballot, a state judge ruled Tuesday, rejecting lawsuits that sought to disqualify him because of an insurrection clause in the U.S. Constitution. Appeals are planned.
Attorneys for Donald Trump appeared in Michigan court on Thursday to fight twin lawsuits that seek to keep him off 2024 presidential ballots, citing an insurrection clause in the U.S. Constitution. The judge expects to rule “quickly.”
After voters changed the constitution, at least 38 communities are providing early voting before the Nov. 7 election. The local elections are expected to work out the kinks before next year’s presidential contest.