Stories tagged: "General Election"

n five presidential elections, the candidate who won the popular vote still ended up losing the presidency because of the way electoral votes are tallied during presidential elections.
Explainer: What is the National Popular Vote Compact? And What Would it Do for Michigan?

Michigan lawmakers are pursuing legislation that would ensure the presidential candidate with the most votes gets elected. Only a few more states need to get on board to make the plan work.

Voters check in at a polling station to cast their ballots in Detroit during the midterm elections. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Big Day for Democracy’: New Legislation to Cement Clear Voting Rights for All Michiganders 

Four new bills introduced last week by Democratic state lawmakers aim to combat discrimination and disinformation by firmly protecting Michiganders’ right to access the ballot. 

Kristina Karamo looks on during the Unite America rally at Fairlane Banquet Center in Dearborn on October 30, 2022. (Photo by Nic Antaya for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
‘Absence of Facts’: Michigan Republican Chairperson Fined $58,000 Over Election Lies

Michigan Republican Chairperson Kristina Karamo and others have been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in legal fees after filing a lawsuit that was “rife with speculation,” a judge ruled this week.

Attorney Lin Wood, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, gestures while speaking during a rally on Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Michigan Legal Watchdog Files Complaint Against Election Denying Attorneys

Nine lawyers who were found to have abused the court system by filing a lawsuit that challenged Michigan's 2020 election results in favor of President Joe Biden committed misconduct and should be disciplined, a watchdog agency said.

In this Dec. 23, 2009 file photo, United States Marine LCpl. Franklin Romans of Michigan, from the 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines "Warlords" searches a house during an operation in the Garmsir district of the volatile Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
Lawmakers Launch Plans to Expand Voting Rights in Michigan—Beginning with Military Families

New legislation aims to make it easier for military members and their families to make their voices heard on Election Day.

A young striker (left) with suffrage and labor activist Flora Dodge "Fola" La Follette (middle) and social reformer and missionary Rose Livingston (right) during a garment strike in New York City in 1913. (Library of Congress via Unsplash)
Here’s When Women (Finally) Got the Right to Vote in 50 Countries

While it might feel as though it's been an inalienable right for as long as we can remember, it really wasn't that long ago that women not only didn't have the right to vote, but also couldn't own land, travel freely, or work outside the traditional roles prescribed by society.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, talks with Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Will Slotkin Run to Replace Stabenow in US Senate? Probably.

In what is quickly emerging as one of the most closely watched Senate races of the 2024 campaign, US Rep. Elissa Slotkin is aggressively acting on Stabenow's call for "the next generation of leadership."