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Experts warn against ‘sham audits’ movement across the country

BY: - July 13, 2021

We know: You’ve always been worried this day would come. And even though it was easier to pass notes or catch a few “Zzzs” during the lecture about separation of powers, the moment is here. That time when you wish you would have paid more attention in civics class. Experts for four different organizations came […]

‘This is really fantastical’: Federal judge blasts pro-Trump attorneys, hints at sanctions 

BY: - July 12, 2021

In a six-hour long hearing on Monday, U.S. District Judge Linda Parker blasted the “Kraken” litigation team’s sworn affidavits claiming unsubstantiated instances of voter fraud in Michigan’s 2020 general election and signified sanctions requested by state officials are a strong possibility.  Sanctions are allowed when attorney’s submit frivolous or baseless arguments. Michigan Attorney General Dana […]

AG kicks off investigation into false election fraud claims, review of GOP chair’s alleged 2018 payoff 

BY: - July 12, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel has accepted an invitation from state Republican leaders to investigate allegations of people profiting off false claims of election fraud.  Last month, the GOP-led Senate Oversight Committee wrapped its 8-month investigation into claims of widespread evidence of voter fraud in Michigan and released a 35-page report showing the continued right-wing claims […]

Colbeck starts petition to censure 3 GOP senators for report showing no election fraud

BY: - July 8, 2021

The deepening divide between Michigan Republicans who subscribe to the conspiracy theory that former President Donald Trump did not lose to President Joe Biden in 2020 continues to grow, with the latest infighting taking shape as a Change.org petition from a GOP former state senator. Ex-state Sen. Pat Colbeck (R-Canton) started the petition on Monday, […]

Judge rejects pro-Trump lawyers’ request to skip sanctions hearing 

BY: - July 8, 2021

A federal judge has refused to allow the so-called “Kraken” litigation team to skip an upcoming sanctions order. The matter stems from a court-rejected lawsuit to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The lawyers, which includes pro-Donald Trump  attorney Sidney Powell, must personally attend the proceeding via Zoom.  U.S. District Judge Linda Parker had scheduled a […]

Report: Local GOP leaders continue to push 2020 election conspiracies

BY: - July 7, 2021

Updated, 5:41 p.m., 7/7/21 with a response from Senate Republicans The liberal group Progress Michigan released on Wednesday a report detailing how Michigan Republican county-level leaders continue to hang onto conspiracy-laden lies surrounding Michigan’s 2020 election. The report analyzed Facebook posts from dozens of Michigan GOP county organization sites between Nov. 3, 2020, and June […]

6 months after deadly attack on U.S. Capitol, state Dems renew call for investigation

BY: - July 6, 2021

Six months have passed since the pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and state Democrats continue to advocate for a bipartisan committee to investigate Michigan’s ties to the attack.  “I hope that more people will remember not just on Jan. 6 that there was an insurrection, but that over the last six months we haven’t […]

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Jeff Timmer: Republicans threaten the ‘Chimes of Freedom’

BY: - July 3, 2021

Far between sundown’s finish An’ midnights broken toll We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing As majestic bells of bolts Struck shadows in the sound Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight An’ for […]

All Michigan Republicans vote against U.S. House select committee to probe Jan. 6 Capitol attack

BY: - June 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol. In a 222-190 vote that was almost entirely party-line, just two Republicans joined Democrats in passing the resolution, which calls for a probe into “one of the […]

GOP senator doubles down on voter ID measure 

BY: - June 30, 2021

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday did not advance additional GOP-sponsored election bills, as some Democrats expected, but a Republican lawmaker made the case for a photo ID requirement for voting and having a signature on file at the polling station.  “I think the most positive means of proving your identity is through your photo ID. […]

Trump’s AG dismissed claims of election fraud in Detroit and elsewhere as ‘bulls–t’

BY: - June 30, 2021

Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr reviewed President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud at the TCF Center in Detroit last year and concluded they were baseless, he told the Atlantic in an interview. Barr broke the news to Trump at a meeting in the White House, where the president was watching a Michigan legislative hearing on […]

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Francisco Ramirez: We can’t wait for the DREAM Act any longer

BY: - June 30, 2021

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on our history as a nation founded upon immigration and appreciate how immigrants enrich the state of Michigan and the rest of the country. This year’s Immigrant Heritage Month includes an important anniversary that reminds us of the significant […]