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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.
President Donald Trump, Democrat Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama plan weekend visits before Tuesday’s election. That begs the question: Is Michigan closer than the polls suggest?
Republicans need to hold onto four contested seats to retain control of the state House. Democrats, hopeful for a blue wave, are pushing hard to swing control of the chamber for the first time in a decade.
Trust in polls has eroded since Donald Trump came from behind in 2016 to win the presidential election. Michigan pollsters say they got a bad rap, but they’ve still made changes like contacting more cellphone users.
The president’s stop in Lansing Tuesday touched on the auto industry, COVID-19, refugee policy and more. He recounted his hard-to-pin-down Man of the Year honors and expressed his love for women.
Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s attempt to ban openly carried weapons at Michigan polling places on Election Day is “likely unlawful” and cannot be enforced, Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray ruled Tuesday evening.
Proposal 2 would require police to obtain warrants to obtain info from cellphones, the digital cloud. Police and civil-rights groups back the measure; critics question whether it’s necessary.
State officials are urging residents to return ballots to clerks or in drop boxes if they want them to count by Tuesday.
In a season of intense scrutiny over the security of voting, Bridge Michigan is presenting a step-by-step process for counting in-person and absentee ballots.
Joe Biden has a significant lead in Michigan polls. But so did Hillary Clinton in 2016. Democrats warn the race may be closer than it appears, but also hope Biden can help candidates down the ballot.
President Donald Trump is down in the polls in the runup to Michigan’s must-win presidential election, but he’s been here before. Four years after his win here, Trump is barnstorming the state in an attempt to re-create the magic. Don’t count him out, experts say.
Called “peer pressure in an envelope,” mailings to people of color, young voters and others intend to increase turnout. Some voters find the messages “creepy,” and clerks are inundated with complaints. But the mailings continue because they work, organizers say.
A new ad from the Paul Junge campaign attacks U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s record on stimulus and payroll tax. It’s built on two indisputable facts but could give viewers the false impression the Holly Democrat did little to help the state during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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.”
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.
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.