Stories tagged: "2020 election"


Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
Michigan Is Investigating People Who Spread Lies About the 2020 Election. Here’s What That Means.

Attorney General Dana Nessel is leading the bipartisan effort to hold those who lied about the 2020 election accountable, and investigating how they profited from tricking Michiganders.

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, people carry signs supporting voting rights and former Vice President Joe Biden, during a "Souls to the Polls" march in Model City, Miami. A tough road lies ahead for Biden who will need to chart a path forward to unite a bitterly divided nation and address America’s fraught history of racism that manifested this year through the convergence of three national crises. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Michigan Voter Turnout Could Tank if These Republican Bills Pass

If Republicans pass these 39 bills, rights that helped Michiganders shatter voter turnout records during the pandemic would be stripped.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson wears a mask before talking about voting and the upcoming elections in Detroit. Benson said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, that the 1.5 million people with absentee ballots still in hand should put them in a drop box or take them to their local clerk's office rather than use the mail with two weeks to go until the presidential election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson Is ‘Deeply Concerned’ About the Future of Michigan’s Democracy

With the fallout of the 2020 election on her mind and 39 bills designed to restrict voter access in 2022, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson takes on the challenge of defending democracy.

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist opens the states Electoral College session at the state Capitol, December 14, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. - Joe Biden's US election victory was set for formal confirmation by the Electoral College, further closing the door on angry efforts by President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 vote.
Here’s How Michigan Could Help End the Electoral College

An archaic system that has for centuries held back true democracy in the United States has now fueled violence in the halls of the Capitol itself.

Reps Bergman, McClain and Walberg
Three Michigan Reps Have Blood on Their Hands From Their Votes to Overturn Election Results

As the dust settled on Capitol Hill, three Michigan Republicans voted to reject the election results—including their own victories.

In this image from video, Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. Mitchell said Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 he is leaving the Republican Party and becoming an independent to protest efforts to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump.
Rep. Paul Mitchell Is Just the Latest Michigan Republican to Ditch the GOP

"It is unacceptable for political candidates to treat our election system as though we are a third-world nation," said the now-former Republican.

Cynthia Johnson, Lee Chatfield and Jocelyn Benson have all received threats or intimidation in the past week.
The Violent Storm Brewing in the Aftermath of Trump’s Michigan Loss

Threats, racism and an armed protest at an elected official's home are the latest in the rising potential of political violence in Michigan.