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A mistake by a Republican clerk in northern Michigan has taken on a life of its own and become a talking point for Donald Trump and his supporters who claim voter fraud. But experts say what happened on election night was a “one-off” mistake that was quickly corrected.
In a rare weekend meeting, amid unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud by President Trump, Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature on Saturday used unprecedented subpoena power to demand expansive records from the state’s Nov. 3 election.
Plenty of counties — even Republican ones — took a while to count absentee votes in Michigan, but Donald Trump is laser-focused on Detroit, which has always supported Democrats. His loss, though, is best explained by examining outstate numbers.
Republican poll challengers say they were limited in where they could walk and who they could bring in during ballot counting at the TCF Center. Their Democratic counterparts (and an election official) counter that votes were counted professionally and it was the GOP that complicated the process.
The Republican National Committee is deploying legal teams to Michigan and calling for a federal investigation into ‘irregularities’ But elections officials — including some Republican clerks — say their claims don’t add up to much.
Steve Gray was brought in to resolve problems getting benefits that he helped expose. But a little more than a year into the job, he has resigned from the system that was overrun by the coronavirus pandemic.
Democrats condemned President Trump’s unproven claims of voter fraud in Detroit. Republicans were more circumspect.
Trump calls Detroit ‘corrupt,’ says the election is being stolen from him. But the reality is he’s done better than other Republican presidential candidates in the city.
Pivot counties are less likely to swing. Kent County is more Democratic but Michigan remains divided politically. Here’s what to make of Biden’s narrow win.
Trump has a few changes to make his case that Michigan’s election was fraudulent over the next few weeks. But the odds of challenging or erasing 100,000-plus votes are slim.
A Michigan judge on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to halt absentee ballot counting in the state, calling his campaign’s lone piece of evidence “hearsay” and telling attorneys there is “no basis” to believe the lawsuit has merit.
James, who would have become the state’s first Black U.S. senator, put up a formidable challenge to the incumbent. But Peters eked out a narrow win Wednesday amid a high Democrat turnout in Detroit.
Republicans contend that not enough conservative challengers are monitoring Detroit’s vote count. That’s not true, officials say.
Wins for Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and Grand Rapids attorney Elizabeth Welch have shifted the ideological makeup of Michigan’s high court from a 4-3 conservative majority to a 4-3 majority of justices nominated by Democrats.
Record turnout boosted the president’s vote totals in dozens of Michigan counties. But suburban voters turned away from the incumbent and gave Biden the margins needed to grab the state’s 16 electoral votes.
As President Donald Trump questions the integrity of Michigan’s elections, the focus of the race swings to Detroit, which has had its share of vote challenges. Controversies already are arising with the city’s count.
Michigan once again could decide the presidency, and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden is ahead in the votes. But Trump and his supporters filed suit, caused disruptions in Detroit and challenged the process.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hit the campaign trail last month to campaign for House Democrats trying to break the GOP’s decade-long grip on the Michigan Legislature. Instead, Republicans are likely to retain control of both the House and Senate for the remainder of Whitmer’s first term.
Proposal 1, a statewide ballot measure to remove a $500 million cap on the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and give fund managers more flexibility in how they spend trust fund dollars, passed resoundingly.
President Donald Trump did better in northern Michigan and many areas than he did in 2016, while Democrat Joe Biden banks on late counts from suburbs and Wayne County.