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Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a regular contributor to the Michigan Advance. He has been covering Michigan policy and politics for three years across a number of publications and studies journalism at Michigan State University.

Harris slams Trump chief of staff for saying U.S. won’t contain COVID-19

By: - October 26, 2020

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said in Detroit Sunday that the President Donald Trump administration is “admitting defeat” in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. The comment came after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN earlier in the day that “we’re not going to control the pandemic.” Meadows, asked by host Jake Tapper […]

Lizzo, LG urge young voters not to sit out election at Biden event

By: - October 23, 2020

Student voters in Harper Woods were feeling “good as hell” on Friday when singer Lizzo returned to her home state to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Lizzo, known for the hits, “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell,” spoke to volunteers at a canvass kickoff in Detroit before participating in a conversation with young […]

Sanders: ‘We will never have a strong economy unless we get this pandemic under control’

By: - October 6, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) returned to Michigan on Monday for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of his own presidential campaign. The purpose of the visit was to support his former opponent Joe Biden, the Democratic Party nominee. “Now, it is no great secret that Joe Biden […]

Biden culminates chaotic 24 hours with Grand Rapids speech 

By: - October 2, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke Friday in Grand Rapids about his plans for the economy, capping off a chaotic 24 hours of uncertainty. Details of the visit were first announced Thursday, but were thrown into question after President Donald Trump announced late Thursday night that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Trump and Biden […]

Michigan to begin pilot testing COVID-19 contact tracing app

By: - October 1, 2020

Michigan will begin pilot testing an app in East Lansing that will aid the state in COVID-19 contact tracing. Use of the system is voluntary. Once a device owner enrolls, their device communicates with other nearby devices through Bluetooth. If a device owner later tests positive for COVID-19, the other users they had contact with […]

Whitmer says Trump election threats are ‘sinister’

By: - September 24, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that efforts by President Donald Trump, his campaign and his administration to potentially undermine the integrity of the election are “sinister” and “incredibly destructive.” “I think the sad truth is that in this environment, in this moment, there are political agendas at play to undermine some of the democratic traditions […]

Kamala Harris in Detroit: ‘Poverty is trauma-inducing’ for kids

By: - September 22, 2020

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris visited Flint and Detroit on Tuesday in hopes of building enthusiasm with Black voters days before early voting begins in Michigan. “I am here to speak with you because you possess an ability to make a decision in this election that could impact hundreds of millions of people in […]

Anti-McConnell fundraiser raises about $1.4M for Peters

By: - September 20, 2020

A fundraising campaign to defeat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has raised about $1.4 million for the campaign of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The “Get Mitch or Die Trying” fundraiser, created by the progressive group Crooked Media helmed by President Barack Obama campaign […]

Dozens attend candlelight vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Lansing

By: - September 20, 2020

Dozens of Michiganders gathered at the Hall of Justice in Lansing on Saturday night to hold a candlelight vigil honoring the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, the second ever woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died Friday afternoon at age 87 from complications from metastatic cancer of the […]

Trump says feds may sue Edenville Dam owner, Michigan reporter booted from rally

By: - September 10, 2020

President Donald Trump said at a rally in Freeland on Thursday evening that the federal government may sue the owner of the Edenville Dam after it failed earlier this year, causing catastrophic flooding in the Midland area. “It’s a privately owned dam; I think we’re going to have to sue the ass off of the […]

Biden says Trump ‘failed to do his job on purpose’ in handling COVID-19

By: - September 9, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden argued that President Donald Trump is responsible for thousands of American deaths and lost jobs during a speech in Warren on Wednesday. Trump told Washington Post columnist Bob Woodward, who helped break the Watergate scandal during the Richard Nixon era, that he understood the severity of COVID-19 in a taped […]

Pence pledges to ‘make America great again, again’ in Traverse City

By: - August 28, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence made his pitch to Michigan voters during a brief campaign rally in Traverse City on Friday, promising to “make America great again, again” if given four more years in the White House. Pence argued that the 2020 election will determine who is responsible for helping the economy recover from the effects […]