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Officials sound alarms about calls reminding people to vote on Wednesday, a day after polls close. Turnout in the city is up, though, with few other problems reported.
President Donald Trump airs grievances and waxes nostalgic during a huge campaign stop in Michigan. “You’re so lucky I’ve agreed to be your president,” he tells supporters.
Election Day is finally here. Here’s how to cast your vote in-person, what to do if you lost your absentee ballot and more.
It may take until Friday to know who won the presidential election in Michigan. Bridge has tools showing results of past elections in 1,500 communities and 83 counties to give a sense of whether partial results will stand once absentee votes are counted.
Republicans prepare to challenge any voting irregularities, while Democrats are ready to fight any litigation that seeks to stop valid votes from being counted in Michigan, where President Donald Trump won by 10,704 votes in 2016.
A new law allows municipalities to join forces. Along with a new communication system used by a handful of cities, the innovation is one that could make for fewer headaches on Election Day.
An unprecedented number in ballots over the mail, new workers and other problems could snag Michigan’s elections Tuesday. But the state is better equipped than others to prevent a meltdown, experts say.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says it could take until Friday to finalize state election results because of high turnout. Local clerks say they hope to have tallies by Wednesday morning.
Presidential politics may dominate the news, but Michigan’s ballot will include a host of races you might not know much about. Here is your last-minute research guide for those down-ballot races.
In a final sweep ahead of Election Day, former President Barack Obama joined Joe Biden in Flint and Detroit, continuing his criticism of Trump. “Did no one come to his birthday party when he was a kid?” Obama asks.
A new report warns that power outages, hacking and foreign interference could create chaos on Election Day. But Michigan’s decentralized system of elections and use of paper ballots puts it in better shape than some other states.
Speaking from a runway in Oakland County, where he’s struggled to connect with suburban voters, Trump claimed the United States is “rounding the corner” on COVID-19 a day after the state reported a record case count along with climbing hospitalizations and deaths.
What’s the difference between poll watchers and challengers? Why can’t you take a ballot selfie? How can those experiencing homelessness can cast ballots on Tuesday? Bridge Michigan answers these questions and more.
Amish opposition to government regulation and abortion aligns with the political positions and rhetoric of the current president. But this small but growing conservative population in Michigan will likely stay home on Election Day.
Michigan health officials ordered a number of businesses to limit capacity and the size of gatherings as they try to control the swift rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths that have swept the state.
State officials plan to “immediately appeal” the decision to the state Supreme Court ahead of Election Day.
Like the rest of the nation, northern Michigan began a reckoning on race after George Floyd’s death in May. Then, a Leelanau County road commissioner’s racist outburst made it an undeniably local issue.
Thousands of Detroit absentee ballot applications were not processed by the Detroit City Clerk’s office on time. Now, the elections office must respond within 24 hours and is overnighting ballots to voters.
Staff shortages could lengthen voting lines or slow an absentee ballot counting effort, but Michigan officials say there’s no need to panic because clerks and the state have spent weeks recruiting reserve workers.
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.