Stories tagged: "elections"


The Austin Blair Statue, erected in 1895, in front of the Michigan State Capitol building. (Shaun Pavone/Shutterstock)
Flip of Michigan Legislature Highlights Role of Fair Maps

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.

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)
Whitmer Pledges to Continue Bipartisan Effort— Even After Dems Take Control of State Legislature

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.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., questions witnesses during hearing on Sept. 17, 2020, on Capitol Hill Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP, File)
Cheney Breaks with Republicans to Endorse Slotkin

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.

Demonstrators gathered near the Department of Election office as votes in the 2020 presidential election were counted.
Explainer: Why Election Results May Not Be Known Right Away in Michigan

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.

Voters arrive to cast their ballots in a school gymnasium on November 03, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
What Makes People Vote in Michigan? Here’s What Data and Experts Say.

As the 2022 midterm elections approach, voter turnout is becoming a topic of interest—notably because midterm elections have historically had much lower turnout than presidential elections.

Macomb Co. Commissioner Veronica Klinfelt is running for State Senate in District 11. (Photo via Facebook)
Op-Ed: In a Post-Dobbs World, Every Election Matters

As a woman who came of age after Roe v. Wade, it’s difficult to believe that my daughters now live in a world where they have fewer choices than the women of my generation did.