2020

GOP-led Michigan House passes voter ID, absentee ballot restrictions

BY: - October 14, 2021

The Michigan House of Representatives voted Thursday to concur with Senate versions of three election bills tightening requirements for absentee ballots and voter ID.  Senate Bill 303, introduced by Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte), will require in-person voters and absentee voters to present their state IDs when going to cast a ballot. Currently, you can sign […]

Republicans parrot conspiracies at Trump-endorsed Michigan rally for so-called election ‘audit’

BY: - October 12, 2021

Updated, 4:46 p.m., 10/13/21, 8:36 a.m., 10/15/21, with comment from Benson At the urging of former President Donald Trump, a crowd of about 400 supporters flocked to the Michigan Capitol steps Tuesday to spend the cloudy afternoon demanding a “transparent forensic audit” of the 2020 presidential election that the one-term GOP president lost. GOP activists […]

COMMENTARY

Column: Michigan made it easier to vote in 2018, but a new ballot measure would take us backwards

BY: - October 11, 2021

Here in Michigan, we believe in our freedom to vote. Every voter, regardless of race, background, political affiliation or ZIP code, has a fundamental right to make their voice heard at the ballot box and have a say in determining our state’s future.  But right now, our voting rights are at risk. In 2018, Michiganders […]

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All the ways Michigan made the congressional report on Trump trying to overturn the election

BY: - October 8, 2021

Updated, 8:41 a.m., 10/15/21 U.S. Senate Democrats dropped a report Thursday on how former President Donald Trump and his allies attempted to overturn the 2020 election, and there’s no shortage of Michigan mentions in the 394-page document. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee released the lengthy report on Thursday, following many months of investigation into Trump’s […]

U.S. attorney quit under pressure from Trump to reject election results, new report confirms

BY: - October 8, 2021

Former President Donald Trump forced a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to step down because he wouldn’t help Trump overturn his loss of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, a U.S. Senate report released Thursday said. The report, written by Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats, found that the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung […]

Misinformation abounds as U.S. House panel questions Arizona’s so-called election ‘audit’

BY: - October 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — It didn’t take long for Thursday’s congressional hearing about a controversial ballot review in Arizona to demonstrate the persistent misinformation about the validity of last year’s presidential election. Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, asked his colleague, Arizona Republican Andy Biggs, if he accepts the findings of the GOP-led review of ballots in Maricopa […]

Cyber Ninjas CEO refuses to testify at congressional hearing on Arizona’s so-called ‘audit’

BY: - October 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing Thursday to probe the so-called election “audit” in Arizona, the CEO of the company hired to conduct that controversial review will be absent. Doug Logan, CEO of Cyber Ninjas, was asked to testify but told committee officials ahead of the hearing that he […]

Michigan Senate Republicans pass voter ID law ‘on steroids’

BY: - October 6, 2021

The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a controversial bill that would impose new restrictions on voting, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has pledged to veto any measure that makes it more difficult to vote. The Senate voted along party lines, 20-15, to implement strict voter ID requirements and prohibit election officials from sending unsolicited absentee […]

Mich. poll challengers sue Dominion, say cease and desist letters left them ‘in fear’ for lives

BY: - October 4, 2021

With the help of a pro-Trump attorney, a group of disgruntled former 2020 Michigan poll challengers has launched a lawsuit against voting machine company Dominion for allegedly harming them with cease and desist letters. Kurt Olsen, a Maryland lawyer who aided attempts to illegally overturn the 2020 election for former President Donald Trump, is leading […]

Rep. LaFave joins Republican SOS race after Trump endorsed opponent

BY: - October 4, 2021

State Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) said in a Facebook post Monday morning that he plans to run for secretary of state in 2022. However, President Donald Trump last month already endorsed another Republican running who has spread conspiracy theories about the 2020 election he lost. Trump’s pick is Kristina Karamo, a former GOP poll […]

New: Whitmer vetoes GOP bills part of ‘calculated misinformation’ about the 2020 election

BY: - October 3, 2021

Updated, 10:21 a.m. 10/4/21 with comments from the NAACP Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday vetoed three Republican election bills introduced after former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election as part of a nationwide right-wing effort to restrict voting and change election rules. She also vetoed a fourth measure she said lacked the proper funding. […]

Senate Dems slam GOP election bills for enshrining ‘lies into law’

BY: - September 30, 2021

Four GOP bills passed by the Michigan Senate again sparked 2020 election-related debate across party lines Thursday, as Democrats argued the legislation would enshrine “lies into law” by targeting non-issues within Michigan’s election system. “I think these types of bills are a sign of a do-nothing Legislature that pats itself on the back for doing […]