Stories tagged: "Fact Check"

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From Odd Crimes to Haunted Houses: 11 Michigan Fun Facts You Won’t Forget

Did you know that Michigan was once in Central Time, or that its capital city had an inauspicious founding?

Donald Trump, Jr. speaking with supporters of President of the United States Donald Trump at a "Keep America Great" rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
Trump Jr. Claimed Dead People Voted in Michigan’s August Primary. They Didn’t.

President Trump's son claimed that 8% of the votes in the August primary came from the dead. The Detroit Free Press fact checked that claim. (Spoiler alert: It’s not true.)

Men with rifles talk with a Michigan State Police trooper at the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists were protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflected how salons had become a symbol for small businesses that were eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
FACT CHECK: How Michigan Police Remain Funded During Coronavirus Budget Crisis

To make up budget shortfalls, Michigan tapped into coronavirus aid to fund the Michigan State Police and Michigan Department of Corrections nearly at full capacity despite the state's financial crisis.