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Dixon gives a speech hammering Whitmer, but doesn’t stay for Oakland Co. MAGA town hall 

BY: - September 30, 2022

About 100 people populated an Oakland County banquet space Thursday night for a town hall featuring several of former President Donald Trump administration officials, along with GOP Lt. Gov. nominee Shane Hernandez. Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon appeared briefly to make a campaign speech and did not participate in the “America First Agenda” town hall […]


Susan J. Demas: As Trump goes full QAnon, Dixon delights in sowing Whitmer kidnapping conspiracies

BY: - September 27, 2022

It’s been a rough couple months for Donald Trump, who, as you recall, has the distinction of being our only twice-impeached president. After trying to instigate a coup because he didn’t like that he (badly) lost the 2020 election, he’s still flexing his muscles over the GOP by successfully endorsing a slew of 2022 candidates, […]

Dixon spends the day ridiculing Whitmer over 2020 far-right kidnapping plot

BY: and - September 24, 2022

Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon’s repeated comments mocking the foiled plot to kidnap and assassinate Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have drawn widespread condemnation. On Friday morning, the Republican appeared at a pro-Dixon superPAC event in Troy with former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and criticized Whitmer’s business record as governor. Standing in front of a sign […]

Upton proposes bipartisan bill to change the Electoral Count Act

BY: - September 16, 2022

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) joined U.S. Rep Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) in proposing bipartisan change to the Electoral Count Act. According to a statement, the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, or House Resolution 8846, would update ambiguous provisions in the 19th century law with clear procedures, and by outlining […]

Like democracy, election workers are under assault with many fearing for the future

BY: - September 15, 2022

This story is part of a project called Democracy Day, in which newsrooms across the country are shining a light on threats to democracy. They are considered “essential” to ensuring the success of elections, and yet almost a third of election workers are believed to have left their job at least in part because of fears […]

A Michigan QAnon follower shot his wife and daughter

BY: - September 13, 2022

The daughter of a Michigan man who allegedly shot his family with a shotgun on Sunday, killing his wife and dog and wounding his other daughter, says his personality changed after he became a follower of the QAnon conspiracy theory. The man, 53-year-old Igor Lanis of Walled Lake, was shot dead by police after he […]

U.S. Justice Department to appeal Trump special master order

BY: - September 9, 2022

The U.S. Justice Department will appeal a Florida federal judge’s ruling this week appointing an independent arbiter to review thousands of sensitive materials the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach residence, the department notified the court Thursday. Government prosecutors are also asking U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon not to force them […]

As 2022 election looms, Republicans file suit in Michigan to redo the 2020 election  

BY: - September 7, 2022

A municipal clerk in West Michigan who is alleged to have improperly provided a voting tabulator as part of a bogus election investigation is now among a group seeking to decertify the 2020 election and “rerun” it “as soon as possible.”  There were similar unsuccessful efforts across the country following the 2020 election that former […]

Report: Dixon, DePerno and Karamo are ‘threats to democracy’ for 2020 election conspiracies

BY: - September 2, 2022

A new report says the top of the Michigan Republican ticket this November as the top threats to democracy statewide. The analysis from the Washington, D.C.-based Defend Democracy Project, which is working in Michigan and seven other states, names GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon, Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo and Attorney General nominee Matt […]

Dems seek House investigation of GOP lawmaker linked to 2020 election probe 

BY: - August 31, 2022

Michigan House Democrats on Tuesday released a letter from House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) to House Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell) urging him to authorize an investigation of state Rep. Daire Rendon (R-Lake City).  Rendon was one of nine individuals, including Republican Attorney General nominee Matt DePerno, who were referred for investigation under an […]

Hernandez wins LG nomination after messy GOP convention, Youngkin headlines rally

BY: - August 28, 2022

After a week of drama and a longer-than-expected GOP nominating convention Saturday that began with infighting among delegates, former state Rep. Shane Hernandez easily won the fight to be Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon’s running mate. He had faced a challenge from the Rev. Ralph Rebandt, who finished fifth in the GOP gubernatorial race. Another […]

Michigan’s Aug. election results were certified without drama. Will things be as smooth in Nov.?

BY: - August 27, 2022

Michigan’s Aug. 2 primary results were certified earlier this month with little to no fanfare in contrast to the tumultuous aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. So is this a sign of normalcy returning to the process or the calm before the storm coming with the Nov. 8 general election? “Michigan’s canvassing boards fulfilled their […]