An Associated Press analysis of election data indicates that Michigan's new state legislative districts reduced the built-in advantage Republicans had enjoyed over the last decade. It shows that gerrymandering can affect the balance of power in legislatures and, ultimately, the policies they pursue.
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pledged to continue to lead in a bipartisan fashion during a 15-minute address to reporters, family members, state elected officials, and campaign staff on Wednesday after being elected to a second term.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed and plans to campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin, the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump, who lost her GOP primary, has crossed party lines to formally support a Democrat.
In Michigan, city and township clerks can only begin processing absentee ballots two days before the election—and they can't count votes until Election Day. That will likely lead to delayed results, officials said.