Stories tagged: "election"


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.

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 Cast Highest Percentage of Votes in Decades

About 71% of voters over age 18 voted. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called their actions "particularly inspiring and encouraging."

A view of a portion of the Boardman Lake Trail is seen Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Traverse City, Mich. The trail is among many that have received financial support from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which comes from royalties paid by developers of state-owned minerals such as oil and gas. Voters on Nov. 3 will consider a ballot proposal to change rules that determine how much of the money is spent on land purchases and how much on development projects such as trails and boat launches. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
Unofficial Results Show Proposal 1 Passing in a Landslide in Michigan. Here’s What That Means for You.

Michigan parks see major upgrades across the state after the expected passage of Tuesday's landmark ballot proposal.

Christopher Copacia votes with people from underprivileged countries in mind.
He Votes for the Struggling, the Disadvantaged and Devastated, This Election. He Says You Should Too.

Michigan resident Christopher Copacia believes voting for those in countries that need the most help.

Michigander Steven Syers is passionate about voting, so much so that he drove an hour to do it.
Michigan Man Drives 60 Miles to Make Sure He Can Vote

Steven Syers is revved up for democracy this year. Here's why.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Could Whitmer Be Biden’s VP? Secret Meeting Raises Eyebrows.

It looks like Michigan’s governor is being considered for a major promotion.

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, right, speaks to reporters Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Detroit, about the city's preparations for Tuesday's primary election. Elections officials in Detroit are preparing for challenges that come with voting during a national health crisis that has left more than 150,000 Americans dead. City Clerk Janice Winfrey told reporters Thursday that all of Detroit's 503 voting precincts will be open, equipped with sanitizing stations and face masks aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.(AP Photo/Corey Williams)
Masks and Sanitizing Stations: Detroit is Making Primary Day More Safe and Accessible for Voters

Officials will pilot new options on Tuesday that could go citywide by November’s general election.