Stories tagged: "voting rights"

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. More than 5.5 million people voted in Michigan's presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Benson said Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it was "particularly inspiring and encouraging" that more than 28,000 people took advantage of a new option and registered and voted on Election Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Benson Fights Back Against Voter Suppression

As Republicans continue to focus on proposals to limit voter access, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is focused on making the polling place a little easier.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, Wendy Gill inserts her absentee ballot at a drop-off box as the sun sets on Election Day outside City Hall in Warren, Mich. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Republicans Want to Crack Down on the Measures That Made Voting Safer and Easier

A group of election officials including representatives of the federal cybersecurity agency called the 2020 presidential election the “most secure” election in U.S. history

Photo of a painting of Eva Hamilton. Courtesy the Archives of Michigan.
Michigan Led the Way to Women’s Suffrage — Thanks to This Grand Rapids Activist

"I think no one has done better work for the cause than you," Michigan's then-Governor said of suffrage advocate Eva Hamilton in 1912.

Jocelyn Benson
The Lessons Michigan Is Learning From Other States’ Summer Primaries

Michigan is learning from other state’s struggles of balancing voting in person with voting by mail.

FILE - March 10, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee. But the process of making it official is anything but settled. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Biden Focuses On Voter Protection as Trump Makes Incorrect Claims About Mail-in Voting

The Biden campaign seeks to empower voters this election season, with special focus on people of color — who have been the most disenfranchised during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How Coronavirus Is Making Voting Easier for Michigan’s Blind Residents

With attention focused on absentee voting because of the coronavirus, one community underserved by the absentee voting system is finally getting policies they need.

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Trump Says It’s OK for Him to Vote Absentee But ‘Dangerous’ for Anyone Else

Trump voted by mail just last month, but he says other people who do it are cheaters.