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Election deniers lose attempts to control elections in critical battleground states

BY: - November 9, 2022

Several prominent Republican candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election lost their races on Tuesday, but other critical races featuring election deniers have not been called.  Going into Election Day, election deniers were on the ballot in around half of the races for governor and secretary of state and one-third of the races […]

Michigan sees a calm Election Day with few voting problems or shenanigans

BY: - November 8, 2022

Two years after Republican protesters in Detroit placed Michigan in the national spotlight, Election Day was relatively calm across the state, with the worst-case scenarios not coming to pass. There had been concerns that with election deniers on the ballot across the state, there could have been candidates declaring victory long before the votes, especially […]

Trump will be close by campaigning in Ohio Monday, but appears to be skipping over Michigan

BY: - November 7, 2022

Despite a top Republican saying last week that former President Donald Trump would be back in Michigan this month for his third rally of 2022, there is no sign that he’s heading back to the Mitten State before Tuesday’s election.  GOP attorney general nominee Matthew DePerno, a Trump ally who is seeking to oust Democratic […]

Ted Cruz stumps for Gibbs in congressional race against Scholten

BY: - November 3, 2022

With less than a week before the election, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited Grand Rapids Wednesday night to stump for Republican U.S. House candidate John Gibbs in one of the most competitive districts in the state. “For the past two cycles, I’ve worked to look across the county and try to identify the strongest […]

Control of U.S. Senate still a guess ahead of midterm elections

BY: - November 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans have just a handful of frantic days left to convince voters who should control Congress before voting in the Nov. 8 midterm elections ends. The two political parties are spending millions on campaign ads and mailers in the dozens of toss-up races that will determine control of Congress, while President […]

A Wayne County judge will handle Karamo’s lawsuit, despite her pushback

BY: - November 1, 2022

Republican Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo’s lawsuit to require Detroit voters to vote in person will be handled by a Wayne County judge after Karamo asked to disqualify all judges in the county. The suit, which says Detroit’s absentee voter counting board has “many problems that cannot be remedied, also argued that Wayne County […]

Prolonged challenges by losing candidates could overshadow November election results

BY: - October 24, 2022

Joey Gilbert, a Reno-based attorney, lost the GOP primary for Nevada governor by roughly 26,000 votes in June, a margin of around 11 points. But he wasn’t ready to admit defeat. Empowered by former President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud after the 2020 election, Gilbert refused to concede. He offered a $25,000 reward […]

Jan. 6 panel issues subpoena to Trump demanding his testimony

BY: - October 21, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol sent a subpoena Friday to former President Donald Trump, demanding documents and testimony from the person the panel has said was central in orchestrating a plan to overturn the 2020 election that culminated in the insurrection. The panel set a deadline of Nov. […]


Column: Their election denier is your election denier

BY: - October 20, 2022

Some states are comparatively isolated from the most damaging influence of democracy haters. California, Washington, Maryland, Delaware, Colorado — they are likely to avoid the misfortune of election deniers in high office in the near future, or they operate with voting laws meant to expand, rather than restrict, voter access. But while such states act […]

Trump to be subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel as the ‘central cause’ of Capitol insurrection

BY: - October 14, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol voted unanimously Thursday to subpoena Donald Trump, saying the former president must be held accountable as the “central cause” of a violent attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The panel’s seven Democrats and two Republicans voted  to authorize a subpoena […]

Four things to watch for at the upcoming Jan. 6 hearing

BY: - October 13, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating a pro-Trump mob’s attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is back. It will hold its first hearing in nearly three months Thursday—and potentially its last. In a break from most of the panel’s previous eight hearings in June and July, Thursday’s meeting will not drill down into one […]

Under criminal investigation, DePerno seeks to be the state’s chief law enforcement officer 

BY: - October 12, 2022

It’s a situation unprecedented in Michigan political history: A candidate for statewide office is running under the possibility of being indicted by the very office that he’s seeking, with a vow to indict the current officeholder if he wins. The fact that the office in question also happens to be for attorney general, the chief […]