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U.S. Supreme Court denies attempt by Arizona GOP chair to block Jan. 6 panel subpoena

BY: - November 14, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court sided Monday with the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, denying a request from Arizona Republican Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her husband to block the panel from obtaining their cellphone records. The court’s two-paragraph order ends Kelli and Michael Ward’s federal suit to block the […]

Rep. McClain seeks GOP caucus post 

BY: - November 14, 2022

Freshman U.S.Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Bruce Twp.) has reached out to her GOP colleagues asking for their support in the race for conference secretary, according to a letter obtained by Politico. She told colleagues on Friday she has support from the majority of the caucus, Politico reported. Reps. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) and  Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) also […]

Karamo still hasn’t conceded, tells supporters to ‘standby’ for more election fraud conspiracies

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republican Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo continues to push baseless claims about election fraud in the state, telling supporters “there is more to come.” Karamo has yet to concede from the race after losing Tuesday’s election to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson by 14 points — the largest margin of any top statewide race.  […]

Dingell seeks U.S. House Democratic leadership post 

BY: - November 10, 2022

Although it’s not clear which party will control the House next term after Tuesday’s election, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Ann Arbor) is vying for the Democratic Caucus vice chair position.  “I am running because our Caucus needs a unifying voice at the leadership table who speaks for the working families who feel left behind, a […]

After Michigan shatters midterm election turnout record, canvas of results begins

BY: - November 10, 2022

Michigan saw 4.47 million voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial results — a record-breaking result. The previous record for a midterm election was 4.34 million votes cast in the 2018 contest. With the reporting complete of nearly all unofficial results from the general election, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said the […]

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in 21 states after ballot measures pass

BY: - November 10, 2022

Advocates for marijuana liberalization saw mixed results as legalization ballot measures were counted Tuesday, with Maryland and Missouri voters approving recreational use for adults but Arkansas, South Dakota and North Dakota rejecting the proposal. Maryland and Missouri will bring the list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal to 21. Michigan voters legalized marijuana […]

Judge rejects Karamo’s election lawsuit, says it would disenfranchise Detroit voters

BY: - November 7, 2022

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny rejected on Monday GOP Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo’s lawsuit attempting to disqualify absentee voters in Detroit, calling it “unprecedented” and “intolerable.” “Such harm to the citizens of the city of Detroit, and by extension the citizens of the state of Michigan, is not only unprecedented, it […]

Nessel files brief against Karamo’s Detroit voting suit, says it’s about ‘spreading misinformation’

BY: - November 7, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel filed an amicus brief on Friday in support of the city of Detroit in the case filed against Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, in which GOP Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo attempted to disqualify absentee voters in the city. The lawsuit was filed by Karamo in an attempt to […]

Michigan AAPI leader says ‘racist’ mailer is a ‘desperate attempt to deceive our families’ 

BY: - November 4, 2022

Rising Voices, a nonprofit coalition of grassroots community organizations that works to mobilize Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters, said on Thursday that Asian-American households across the have been receiving “deceitful, racist, hateful mailers” aimed at suppressing voter turnout.  The right-wing ads, which have popped up across the country, attack President Joe Biden and […]

Secretary of State says election results should be available within 24 hours of polls closing, warns about misinformation

BY: - November 4, 2022

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson assured voters that the Tuesday election will be safe, secure and accurate while speaking at a press conference on Thursday.  Voters can also expect to hear election results within 24 hours of polls closing, Benson said. This is due to the state law, which only allows limited processing of […]

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Michigan Supreme Court ruling keeps Benson’s poll challenger rules in place

BY: - November 3, 2022

Less than a week before the election, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Secretary of State and election clerks will continue to follow the poll challenger guidance put in place by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson earlier this year.  Last month, a Michigan Court of Claims judge blocked a number of the rules […]

Court tosses GOP lawsuit seeking more Republican election inspectors in Flint

BY: - November 3, 2022

A Genesee Circuit Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday that would require Flint to hire more Republican election inspectors.  The lawsuit was filed by the Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee due to concerns the city had violated the party’s rights under Michigan state law for an “equal number as nearly as […]