Elections


Inside the Governor’s 2022 Campaign: Where Do Whitmer’s Excess Funds Go?

James Craig has attacked Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign fundraising. Here’s a fact check on some of his claims. 

In this May 5, 2020 file photo, Angela Beauchamp fills out an absentee ballot at City Hall in Garden City, Mich. Michigan county and municipal clerks are finding it challenging to meet the needs of voters amid the coronavirus pandemic and following changes in 2018 when state voters approved of same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting. The Secretary of State’s office reported this week that over 1.5 million requests for absentee ballots have been made ahead of the Aug. 4 primary, more than three-and-a-half times the number than at the same time ahead of the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
EXPLAINER: How Michigan’s Voting Laws Could Change In 2022

Pat Morgan, a 65-year-old Lenawee County retiree, considers herself a fierce defender of democracy. She’s worried about the emerging efforts to restrict voting. 

One year ago this week, hundreds of violent insurrectionists attacked the US Capitol, seeking to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Their effort failed, but not before they brutally attacked police officers, hunted lawmakers, and carried out a dangerous attack that left five people dead. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
6 Questions We Asked a Michigan Political Scientist on the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Insurrection

“This was the most serious assault on our democracy and our democratic institutions that we have witnessed maybe since the War of 1812," said Michael Traugott, a research professor at the University of Michigan.

Insurrectionists breached the Capitol building, brutally attacked police officers, hunted lawmakers, and carried out a dangerous attack that left five people dead. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
‘Do Not Call This a Riot, It Was an Insurrection’: Michiganders Look Back on the US Capitol Attack

One year ago, armed insurrectionists stormed the US Capitol building in an attack that left five dead. Here’s how four Michiganders experienced that day.

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‘People Have Fought Wars for This:’ Clerks Respond to Republicans’ Plan Banning Voting in Churches

One in every five polling places could be gone under a new Michigan voting plan. That concerns local clerks. 

Election poll workers are pictured during the 2020 primary election day.
How Michigan is Trying to Improve Voting For 2022

Michigan is trying to take an extra step to ensure your vote is counted. Here’s how. 

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Michigan’s County Clerks are Still Living Through the 2020 Election

This is what the effort to keep 2020's election alive looks like on the ground.