Stories tagged: "voting"


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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.

WASHINGTON, MICHIGAN - APRIL 02:  Kristina Karamo, who has since won the Michigan Republican party's nomination for secretary of state, gets an endorsement from former President Donald Trump during a rally on April 02, 2022 near Washington, Michigan. Trump is in Michigan to promote his America First agenda promote several Michigan Republican candidates. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Michigan Republican Party Nominates Conspiracy Theorists With Bizarre Records as Candidates for Secretary of State and Attorney General

If elected as secretary of state in November, Kristina Karamo would oversee the very elections she’s spent 18 months lying about. Matt DePerno, meanwhile, has pledged to prosecute “the people who corrupted the 2020 election” if elected as attorney general. 

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)
Michigan Secretary of State to Receive JFK ‘Profile in Courage Award’ for Defending 2020 Elections Results

Benson was one of five political figures who “put their careers on the line to defend democracy," including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. Representative Liz Cheney.

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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.

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. 

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Workers with the Detroit Department of Elections sort through absentee ballots at the Central Counting Board in the TCF Center on November 2, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. With record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans will head to the polls tomorrow for the last chance to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Elaine Cromie/Getty Images)
Republican Candidates in Michigan Tell Voters to ‘Show up Armed’ to Polls and Tamper With Voting Machines

“The American people, at some point in time, if we can't change the tide, which I believe we can, we need to be prepared to lock and load,” state Senate candidate Mike Detmer said during a campaign event over the weekend. "You asked what can we do? Show up armed."

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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.”