Stories tagged: "voting rights"


The then-Chief of Detroit Police James Craig speaks with the press about the protests taking place in Detroit, Michigan, June 3, 2020. Photo by Seth Herald via Getty.
UPDATE: Half of Republican Candidates Disqualified After Forgery Scandal

Republican frontrunners for governor were rocked by a forgery scandal that could see them forced out of the race.

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Conservative Organizers Haven’t Collected Enough Signatures for Petitions. That Won’t Stop Them, Yet.

A group of conservative organizers is still hoping to bypass voters on key issues after a missed deadline. They’re not giving up.

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The List of Voters in Michigan Is ‘More Accurate Than Ever,’ State Officials Say

Election officials say they’re well poised to handle the influx of coming ballots for the May 3 elections, especially with an up-to-date count of Michigan’s 8 million registered voters.

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New Proposed Voting Legislation Would Allow Early In-Person Voting, Ban Guns From Polls

Michigan House Democrats have introduced a package of nine bills that would make voting easier and safer for Michiganders.

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. 

LANSING, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 03: Voters arrive to cast their ballots in a school gymnasium on November 03, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans went to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
‘It’s About Controlling Who Votes’: The Michigan GOP’s Plan to Overhaul Voting Laws

Republicans are trying to overhaul state election laws exploiting a quirk in the Michigan Constitution that would allow them to jam through changes without putting it to a vote of all Michigan voters. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would also have no say in the process. The effort would make it more difficult to vote by mail, vote in person, and could eliminate one in five Michigan’s polling places.

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Pre-Paid Postage and 9 Days of Early Voting? Michigan Will Soon Decide New Voting Norms

A new voting amendment would protect absentee ballots and expand voting access, combatting an existing Republican-led plan that would ban voting at churches—among other restrictions.