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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.  […]

Groups say all votes must be counted, prepare to fight against voter intimidation on Tuesday

BY: - November 7, 2022

On the eve of Election Day, a coalition of organizations declared that each ballot must be counted and that it won’t tolerate voter intimidation.    “Nearly 2 million Michiganders have exercised their constitutional right to vote by absentee ballot, and millions more eligible voters will go to the polls tomorrow on Election Day,” said Micheal Davis […]

More than 42 million Americans already have voted in the midterms

BY: - November 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — More than 42 million Americans by mid-afternoon on Monday had gotten a jump start on Tuesday’s midterm elections, casting their votes through mail-in ballots or by heading to in-person early voting centers. The United States Election Project’s data showed a significant number of voters continue to prefer voting ahead of Election Day, possibly continuing a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Study: Michigan could see the 3rd highest maternal death rate if abortion is banned

BY: - November 3, 2022

Michigan has the third-highest expected increase in maternal deaths in the nation if the state’s 1931 abortion ban goes into effect, according to a report released Wednesday from the liberal group the Center for American Progress (CAP). Held off by preliminary injunctions amid a flurry of legal action, Michigan’s 91-year-old law criminalizing abortion hasn’t gone […]

Karamo files long-shot lawsuit to require Detroit residents to vote in person

BY: - October 28, 2022

GOP Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo filed a lawsuit Wednesday to require Detroit voters to vote in person or obtain their ballots in person at the clerk’s office. “This is the only valid process of identity in the statute because the [Michigan secretary of state] failed to promulgate a signature comparison rule,” the lawsuit […]

Updated: Three more men convicted of supporting plot to kidnap and kill Whitmer

BY: and - October 26, 2022

Three suspects charged with supporting a plot that sought to kidnap and assassinate Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have been convicted on all charges. A Jackson County jury rendered the verdicts Wednesday morning against Joe Morrison, 28, Pete Musico, 44, and Paul Bellar, 24, finding them guilty of providing “material support” for a terrorist act. They […]

Biden student debt forgiveness plan on temporary hold after appeals court ruling

BY: - October 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from carrying out its student loan forgiveness plan, until the court makes a determination on a request for an injunction brought by six Republican-led states, according to multiple media reports. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is giving the Biden administration […]

Since before Roe fell to present day: Where Dixon and Whitmer stand on abortion rights

BY: - October 20, 2022

Abortion has been one of the top issues for voters this election season, and the two nominees running for governor have taken starkly different approaches to campaigning on the issue.  Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has centered her support for abortion rights in her campaign, saying repeatedly she is “fighting like hell” against the state’s 91-year-old […]

Detroit Will Breathe claims victory in suit against city of Detroit

BY: - October 14, 2022

A Detroit-based Black Lives Matter organization that formed in the wake of George Floyd’s Minneapolis police killing in 2020 has claimed victory in its federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit. Detroit Will Breathe (DWB) and others sued the city over their treatment during protests two years ago. DWB led dozens of demonstrators after the […]