Election 2022

Trump returns to Michigan, rallies GOP faithful in railing against electric vehicles 

BY: - June 26, 2023

Back in Michigan Sunday for the first time since announcing in November he would seek a White House run again in 2024, former President Donald Trump railed against electric vehicles, saying they would “decimate” the automotive industry. Speaking at the Oakland County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner inside Novi’s Suburban Collection Showplace, Trump quickly […]

‘A beacon of hope’: One year after Dobbs, advocates say Michigan leads on abortion rights

BY: - June 24, 2023

Hours after the right-wing U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the country’s  nearly 50-year-old constitutional right to abortion on June 24, 2022, a heavy-hearted state Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) was talking to a group of organizers. “Even though we knew it was coming, it was just devastating,” McMorrow said. “I think […]

Nessel brings charges in 2022 signature fraud scandal, says investigation continues

BY: - June 22, 2023

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced felony charges against three campaign circulators Thursday morning in connection with a scandal that upended the 2022 gubernatorial race, leaving five Republican candidates off the August primary ballot. Shawn Wilmoth, Jamie Wilmoth-Goodin, and Willie Reed are accused of conducting a criminal enterprise to defraud eight political campaigns, including five […]

Michigan voter reforms have made it a model for strengthening democracy, report says 

BY: - June 15, 2023

A report released Thursday by the left-leaning Center for American Progress (CAP) highlights Michigan’s election and voting reforms that, in turn, have resulted in increased public trust in government. “While some states have struggled to implement meaningful reforms—and many have moved in the wrong direction by restricting access to the ballot box — Michigan has […]

Sen. Moss introduces bills allowing clerks to fully process absentee ballots before Election Day

BY: - June 14, 2023

Michigan clerks may soon be able to process and count absentee ballots before Election Day should lawmakers pass newly introduced bills that sponsor state Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) said aim to deter the kind of election disinformation that exploded across Michigan in the wake of the 2020 election. “One of the biggest challenges for election […]

Whitmer signs into law ban on discrimination against employees getting an abortion

BY: - May 18, 2023

Employers in Michigan will now be barred from discriminating against their employees for getting an abortion, under legislation signed into law this week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The legislation, Senate Bill 147, brings the state’s civil rights laws up to code with Proposal 3 of 2022, the constitutional amendment securing the right to an abortion […]

Study: Michigan youth turnout far outpaced the national average in the 2022 election

BY: - April 21, 2023

Michigan had the highest youth voter turnout rate of any state in the 2022 midterm election — 36.5%, more than 13 percentage points higher than the national youth voter turnout estimated at 23%.  That’s according to new data released by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University’s […]

In Michigan, DeSantis describes his enemies: The ‘legacy’ media and the ‘woke’ left

BY: - April 7, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a long list of people, groups and ideas he took issue with during a visit to Hillsdale College in southern Michigan Thursday night. The Republican went after the “woke” left; the concept of “diversity, equity and inclusion,” which he liked to deem “division, exclusion and indoctrination;” a public education system […]

Whitmer signs legislation to repeal ‘extreme’ 1931 abortion ban

BY: - April 5, 2023

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed into law a set of bills to formally repeal Michigan’s 92-year-old ban on abortion, months after voters approved a measure enshrining reproductive rights in the state Constitution.  “This is a long overdue step that proves that when we keep fighting to protect everyone’s ability to make their own decisions […]

Record number of LGBTQ+ people are serving in elective office, report says

BY: - April 5, 2023

A new report shows that a record number of LGBTQ+ people are now serving as elected officials across the country, including in Michigan, with many leaders inspired to fight against increased threats against LGBTQ+ rights. Annise Parker, president and CEO of the LGBTQ+ Victory Institute that issued the report, said it is “no coincidence this […]

Scholten says she’s found a ‘strong sisterhood in Congress’

BY: - April 2, 2023

As U.S. Rep. Hillary Scholten (D-Grand Rapids) witnessed vote after vote for House speaker during her first days in office, she thought more than once: “Put a couple of working moms in charge, and we’ll solve this in half the time.”  Eventually, U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) became speaker in January — after the most […]

State election officials at U.S. Senate hearing discuss threats to workers, call for funding

BY: - March 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — Election officials on Tuesday detailed to the U.S. Senate Rules Committee how their states countered threats to election workers and worked to combat misinformation and disinformation during the 2022 midterm election. With the 2024 presidential election closely approaching, Senate Rules Committee Chair Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she was concerned about threats to election […]