Election 2020

Colbeck starts petition to censure 3 GOP senators for report showing no election fraud

BY: - July 8, 2021

The deepening divide between Michigan Republicans who subscribe to the conspiracy theory that former President Donald Trump did not lose to President Joe Biden in 2020 continues to grow, with the latest infighting taking shape as a Change.org petition from a GOP former state senator. Ex-state Sen. Pat Colbeck (R-Canton) started the petition on Monday, […]

Judge rejects pro-Trump lawyers’ request to skip sanctions hearing 

BY: - July 8, 2021

A federal judge has refused to allow the so-called “Kraken” litigation team to skip an upcoming sanctions order. The matter stems from a court-rejected lawsuit to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The lawyers, which includes pro-Donald Trump  attorney Sidney Powell, must personally attend the proceeding via Zoom.  U.S. District Judge Linda Parker had scheduled a […]

Poll: 53% back investigation into links between lawmakers, militias and the Jan. 6 insurrection

BY: - July 8, 2021

A new poll commissioned by liberal group Progress Michigan finds that more than half of Michigan voters back an investigation into ties between Michigan lawmakers, right-wing militia groups, and the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C. State House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) and other Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly called for a bipartisan committee […]

Report: Local GOP leaders continue to push 2020 election conspiracies

BY: - July 7, 2021

Updated, 5:41 p.m., 7/7/21 with a response from Senate Republicans The liberal group Progress Michigan released on Wednesday a report detailing how Michigan Republican county-level leaders continue to hang onto conspiracy-laden lies surrounding Michigan’s 2020 election. The report analyzed Facebook posts from dozens of Michigan GOP county organization sites between Nov. 3, 2020, and June […]

6 months after deadly attack on U.S. Capitol, state Dems renew call for investigation

BY: - July 6, 2021

Six months have passed since the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and state Democrats continue to advocate for a bipartisan committee to investigate Michigan’s ties to the attack.  “I hope that more people will remember not just on Jan. 6 that there was an insurrection, but that over the last six months we haven’t […]

COMMENTARY

Jeff Timmer: Republicans threaten the ‘Chimes of Freedom’

BY: - July 3, 2021

Far between sundown’s finish An’ midnights broken toll We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing As majestic bells of bolts Struck shadows in the sound Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight An’ for […]

Benson, activists blast GOP election bills 

BY: - July 2, 2021

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Detroit-area activists on Thursday continued to blast a set of state Senate GOP-sponsored bills voter suppression.   “The truth is these bills aren’t designed to increase election security; they’re designed to decrease turnout,” said Benson, a Democrat, at the meeting hosted by We The People Michigan, Michigan People’s Campaign […]

All Michigan Republicans vote against U.S. House select committee to probe Jan. 6 Capitol attack

BY: - June 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol. In a 222-190 vote that was almost entirely party-line, just two Republicans joined Democrats in passing the resolution, which calls for a probe into “one of the […]

GOP senator doubles down on voter ID measure 

BY: - June 30, 2021

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday did not advance additional GOP-sponsored election bills, as some Democrats expected, but a Republican lawmaker made the case for a photo ID requirement for voting and having a signature on file at the polling station.  “I think the most positive means of proving your identity is through your photo ID. […]

Trump’s AG dismissed claims of election fraud in Detroit and elsewhere as ‘bulls–t’

BY: - June 30, 2021

Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr reviewed President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud at the TCF Center in Detroit last year and concluded they were baseless, he told the Atlantic in an interview. Barr broke the news to Trump at a meeting in the White House, where the president was watching a Michigan legislative hearing on […]

Republicans push back against federal approval for changes in state voting laws

BY: - June 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — Republicans during a U.S. House Judiciary panel hearing on Tuesday argued that a bill that would reinstate a preclearance section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is unnecessary because there is no discrimination in voting. The top Republican on the panel, Rep. Mike Johnson, (R-La.), said that the legislation is not needed and […]

Dem leader pushes for committee to investigate Michigan’s involvement in Jan. 6 insurrection 

BY: - June 25, 2021

Michigan House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) has introduced a resolution creating a bipartisan joint select committee to investigate Michiganders’ involvement in the Jan. 6 pro-Trump insurrection in the U.S. Capitol.  Lasinski held a press conference Thursday alongside Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit) and members of “Common Defense,” a veteran-run organization representing veterans against racism, […]