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Michigan’s 16 electors are set to cast their votes for Joe Biden on Monday, in a process that will recur throughout the nation and cement the Democrat as the next president. But Trump isn’t expected to go quietly.
A terse ruling from the U.S. high court clears the way for the Electoral College to meet Monday and award the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden.
Courts have found no fraud, but four members of Congress and 15 state reps signed briefs to overturn the election in Michigan and three battleground states. One says they don’t have to abide by popular vote.
In a party-line vote, the Michigan Senate passes legislation requiring its approval to extend emergency orders past 28 days. A veto is certain, but one lawmaker says the GOP needs to stop Whitmer’s ‘emasculation’ of lawmakers.
Four of six Republican House members from Michigan and 15 state legislators support a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump that seeks to overturn election results in four battleground states. Attorney General Dana Nessel says doing so would disenfranchise millions of voters.
In an effort to curb mass incarceration and racial disparity, legislation would eliminate mandatory minimum sentence length for some low-level crimes and limit automatic license suspensions.
Lists of supposedly dead voters shock voters who are very much alive. ‘Can’t we just move on?’ asked one Michigan voter who, despite claims to the contrary, isn't dead.
The author spent seven weeks canvassing neighborhoods in Detroit and Redford Township. Some residents were happy to answer the census in person. Others were less thrilled to see a man from the government at their door. Mistrust seemed to cross demographic lines.
Republican leaders on Wednesday stripped Rep. Cynthia Johnson of her committee assignments after she posted a video on Facebook saying Trump supporters should ‘be careful.’ Johnson has faced death threats for a week following a hearing on claims of voter fraud.
At least 8 percent of state lawmakers have had the coronavirus, nearly double the rate of the state as a whole, according to totals released Wednesday. Lawmakers are under scrutiny following a hearing last week that featured two attorneys for President Donald Trump who now have the coronavirus.
Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield reversed a decision to hold more House sessions as additional lawmakers sought tests and quarantine after possible contact with an infected staffer.
Days after Rudy Giuliani’s visit, authorities are investigating a COVID-19 workplace safety complaint in the Michigan House of Representatives, where Republican leaders have rejected Democratic calls to allow remote voting and require face masks in the Michigan Capitol and committee rooms.
Six Michigan lawmakers disclosed positive COVID tests in November, and more await test results after exposure to Rudy Giuliani, who is now hospitalized. But GOP leaders don’t require reporting of positive tests, nor say how many lawmakers have the virus, which critics say imperils everyone who works in the Capitol.
President Trump ally Sidney Powell and six GOP electors sued the state Nov. 25, alleging fraud and irregularities in Michigan, which Democrat Joe Biden won by 154,188 votes. The judge rejected Republicans’ request for an injunction as the suit proceeds, saying the case is not supported by facts.
Joe Biden is promising major policy shifts to manufacturing, the environment, health insurance, COVID-19 and immigration. Here’s what that means to Michigan.
The Republican who hosted Rudy Giuliani’s hearing claiming massive voter fraud in Michigan acknowledges some witnesses weren’t credible but said the session is important if only to disprove conspiracy theories.
One day after a wild hearing about voter fraud claims, legislators on both sides of the aisle condemn the parade of unproven conspiracy theories that was aired unchecked.
Michigan’s Clean Slate Law excludes those convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. That would change under a bill being considered in the current lame-duck session.
In North Muskegon, city officials just wanted to talk about trees. Instead, they were forced to debunk false claims about voter fraud. So it goes in cities statewide as the misinformation wars reverberate after the election.
Rudy Giuliani came to Michigan on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to put aside the popular vote and give the election to President Trump. He got a lot wrong in his 4 1/2 hour presentation.