Stories tagged: "rural voting"


The ‘Gander Newsroom’s Guide to Voting in Michigan in 2022

There’s a lot on the line in Michigan this year. As part of The ‘Gander Newsroom’s mission to inform and empower voters, we’ve put together a resource that you can easily bookmark and return to as you make plans for voting in Michigan’s Nov. 8 General Election. TOP STORIES: Guide: Where do candidates stand on...

Bellaire, Michigan, USA - October 22, 2021: The Historic Antrim County Courthouse
‘It Needs to Be Fair’: Why a Michigan Prosecutor Rejected Rudy Giuliani’s Request to Turn Over Voting Machines

A Republican prosecutor in Antrim County said Trump’s team asked him to turn over voting machines. He declined because that's illegal. 

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Some Michigan Towns Rely on Churches to Vote. What Happens If That’s Banned?

More than 20% of Michigan’s polling places are houses of worship. But that could be banned under a GOP voting plan. “None of this was ever about securing the vote.”

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‘People Have Fought Wars for This:’ Clerks Respond to Republicans’ Plan Banning Voting in Churches

One in every five polling places could be gone under a new Michigan voting plan. That concerns local clerks. 

In this Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, watches during the State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Michigan lawmakers plan to convene for the first time in weeks to lengthen Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's emergency declaration amid the coronavirus pandemic but are at odds over the extension and whether the session is even necessary. The Republican-led Legislature is scheduled to meet Tuesday, April 7, 2020, three weeks after last voting. Shirkey's spokeswoman said “He thinks we can come to some middle ground in terms of the extension, and that doesn't preclude it from being extended again if were necessary at some point.”
How a Handful of Michiganders Could Make Voting Harder for the Rest of Us

Michigan voters overwhelmingly chose to expand access to ballot boxes in 2018. Now a loophole is allowing the GOP to propose stripping these rights with just 3% of Michiganders pushing for it.

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I Was Raised in Rural Michigan. I Vote to Protect the Constitution.

Collin Hubbard is a field representative of the Progressive Turnout Project, and he has a message for voters: This election is about American values.

Rural Michiganders are voting for who counts for their issues and values this election.
How Rural Michigan Voters Are Approaching This Election Differently

Rural Michigan helped elect President Donald Trump, but a growing movement across the state’s countryside communities is bringing new voices to the table.