Stories tagged: "election 2020"


FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. More than 5.5 million people voted in Michigan's presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Benson said Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it was "particularly inspiring and encouraging" that more than 28,000 people took advantage of a new option and registered and voted on Election Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Secretary of State to Receive JFK ‘Profile in Courage Award’ for Defending 2020 Elections Results

Benson was one of five political figures who “put their careers on the line to defend democracy," including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney.

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.

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks during a press conference at Callidac Place on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 in Detroit, MI. With only a day remaining before the U.S. election and an unprecedented early voting turnout, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee former Vice-President Joe Biden are campaigning in crucial swing states. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Michigan SOS Jocelyn Benson Is Still Fighting 2020 Election Conspiracies

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the Michigan GOP is deceiving the public by claiming their bills improve election integrity.

A Trump supporter is tended to by a police officer while suffering the effects of chemical agents used to disperse crows after protesters stormed the grounds the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
Trump’s Tough Stance on Black Lives Matter Protesters Disappears for White Terrorists

Wednesday's uprising drove home a painful and obvious point: Police exercise a level of moderation when facing whites that is hardly ever extended to people of color.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, Wendy Gill inserts her absentee ballot at a drop-off box as the sun sets on Election Day outside City Hall in Warren, Mich. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Republicans Want to Crack Down on the Measures That Made Voting Safer and Easier

A group of election officials including representatives of the federal cybersecurity agency called the 2020 presidential election the “most secure” election in U.S. history

John James speaking at an election night event in August 2018. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
John James Finally Concedes to Gary Peters in Senate Race

After casting doubt on the legitimacy of the election, two-time Republican Senate hopeful John James conceded after the Michigan Board of Canvassers certified the election results.

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Detroit Moves Toward Certifying Election Results as Trump Lawsuits Collapse

Trump's lawsuits to stop election certification aren't just meritless, argues Attorney General Dana Nessel, but also racist.