Stories tagged: "rural voting"


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.

Collin Hubbard
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.

Voters cast their Election Day ballots at a rural high school (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
The Rural Michigan Towns Proving That Every Vote Counts

Some elections in Michigan are decided by single-digit votes. These races remind voters how important each voice is.