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State audit finds 216 questionable votes in Detroit

State audit finds 216 questionable votes in Detroit but no widespread fraudState audit found ‘no evidence of pervasive voter fraud’ or that voting equipment failure led to the imbalances”
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Michigan plans to replace all voting machines by 2018

Michigan plans to replace all voting machines by 2018Secretary of State Johnson is advancing plans to replace aging voting machines statewide with “next generation” systems
  • Politics
  • 3 months ago
Politics

‘It is over’: Congress certifies Donald Trump’s victory

‘It is over’: Congress certifies Donald Trump’s victoryDemocrats raised plenty of objections as the votes were counted Friday in a joint session of Congress
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Oakland Co. Elections

Police seek to ID suspect in attempted armed robbery

Southfield police seek to ID suspect in attempted armed robberyThe female victim was sitting in her vehicle around 6:15 p.m. Dec. 21 outside a business on the 25000 block of Evergreen
  • Oakland Co. Elections
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Michigan electors formalize Trump’s victory

Michigan electors formalize Trump’s victoryMichigan’s 16 electors unanimously cast their votes for Donald Trump for president and Mike Pence for vice president.
  • Politics
  • 4 months ago
Politics

Trump’s electors endure intense lobbying for vote shift

Trump’s Michigan electors endure deluge of threats, lobbying to change votesSixteen Michiganians will travel to Lansing Monday to cast their votes for the 45th president in the Electoral College
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Detroit’s voting irregularities spur state audit

Detroit’s voting irregularities stir audit by Michigan Secretary of State’s OfficeVoting irregularities in Detroit have spurred plans for a state election audit Elections Director Chris Thomas said
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Records: Too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts

Records: 37 percent of Detroit’s precincts registered more votes than they should haveCounty records requested by The News show 37 percent of Detroit’s precincts tabulated more ballots than they should have
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Politics

State to probe voting irregularities in Detroit

State to probe voting irregularities in DetroitState Elections Director Chris Thomas explains a state audit of 20 precincts in Detroit where ballot boxes contained fewer votes than counted in the election poll book.
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Michigan Supreme Court denies Stein’s recount appeal

Michigan Supreme Court denies Stein’s recount appealMichigan Supreme Court denies Jill Stein’s appeal and effectively ends the state’s presidential recount
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Judge’s order effectively suspends Michigan’s recount

Judge’s order effectively suspends Michigan’s recountA federal judge effectively terminated a recount of the Nov. 8 presidential election that started three days ago yet failed to reveal fraud
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Election board cancels meeting after judge ends recount

Election board cancels meeting after judge ends recountJill Stein’s attorneys appealed the Court of Appeals decision to the Michigan Supreme Court
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Election panel OKs halting recount if judge lets it end

Election panel OKs halting Michigan’s presidential recount if judge lets it endThe panel of two Republicans and two Democrats ordered a conditional halt to the recount if a federal judge lets it end
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Jewell Jones makes history as youngest state rep

Jewell Jones makes history as youngest state representativeThrough social media calls to action, the 21-year-old from Inkster hopes to inspire Michigan youth
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Federal, state courts duel over Michigan’s recount

Federal, state courts duel over Michigan’s recountThe multiple court rulings capped another dramatic day of legal wrangling over the presidential recount
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Michigan election recount underway amid court battles

Michigan election recount underway amid court battlesClerks scrambled Monday morning to pull together workers who weren’t expected to be activated until Wednesday morning
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Schuette appeals Michigan recount order

Schuette appeals Michigan recount orderThe motion was filed Tuesday morning after several counties began hand-counting ballots
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Half of Detroit votes may be ineligible for recount

Half of Detroit votes may be ineligible for recountWidespread voting problems could mean more than 50 percent of Detroit precincts can’t be recounted
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Michigan bill would make Stein pay recount costs

Michigan bill would make Stein pay recount costsGreen Party candidate Jill Stein could be forced to pay the entire cost of Michigan’s statewide recount under a bill
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Stein suit follows Trump’s in Michigan recount bid

Stein suit follows Trump’s in Michigan recount bidThe lawsuits by Trump and Attorney General Bill Schuette could set new precedents in Michigan election law
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Mich. recount proceeds after elections board deadlocks

Mich. recount proceeds after elections board deadlocksA statewide recount of the presidential election in Michigan will start next week barring court intervention.
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Trump: Stein ‘commandeered’ election process

Trump: Stein ‘commandeered’ election processPresident-elect Donald Trump filed Thursday an objection to Green Party hopeful Jill Stein’s requested hand recount
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Mich. recount to start Friday barring Trump challenge

Mich. recount to start Friday barring Trump challengeGreen Party’s Stein says 75,335 blank votes in state’s presidential results were “red flag” reason to seek a recount
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Wisconsin first state to start election recount

Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recountThe tedious task of recounting Wisconsin’s nearly 3 million votes for president began Thursday
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

State officials gear up for Michigan recount effort

State officials gear up for Michigan recount effortGreen Party candidate Jill Stein has hired ex-Democratic Party chair Mark Brewer to run her recount effort in Michigan
  • Politics
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Elections

Trump calls Stein recount effort a ‘scam’

Trump calls Stein recount effort a ‘scam’Clinton campaign says it will participate in Stein’s state recounts
  • Elections
  • 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Politics

Michigan Republicans win big edge despite small margin

Michigan Republicans win big edge despite small vote marginRepublicans running for the Michigan House got 4,704 more votes than Democrats but won 63 out of 110 seats
  • Politics
  • 5 months ago
Politics

Michigan election director: No election hack evidence

Michigan election director: No election hack evidenceSome computer scientists and election lawyers are urging Hillary Clinton to request a recount of election results
  • Politics
  • 5 months ago
Elections

Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’

Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’The president-elect took time out Sunday for a second day to criticize the cast of the Broadway musical
  • Elections
  • 5 months ago
Elections

Trump, Romney meet, smile, shake hands

Trump, Romney, once bitter rivals, meet, smile, shake handsThe president-elect also met with Michigan’s Betsy DeVos, the GOP mega donor and school choice advocate
  • Elections
  • 5 months ago
Politics

Michigan electors cite threats over Trump vote

Michigan electors cite threats over Trump voteOakland University senior Michael Banerian says he has received emails threatening death
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Trump elector on receiving death threats, well wishes

Trump elector on receiving death threats, well wishesMike Banerian, youth chair of the Michigan Republican Party and an official elector obligated to cast his electoral vote for President-elect Donald Trump, sets the record straight about his role in the electoral process.
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Trump lauds Electoral College

Trump lauds Electoral College as Clinton wins popular voteTrump has decided that the Electoral College is a pretty smart way to elect a president after all
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Jackson: Election ‘tug of war for the soul of America’

Jackson: Election ‘tug of war for the soul of America’The Rev. Jesse Jackson made his comments as he prepared to speak today at the University of Michigan
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Politics

Sec. of State: Trump likely to win Michigan officially

Secretary of State’s Office: Trump likely to win Michigan officiallyMichigan Secretary of State spokesman says it’s unlikely enough votes could shift to erase Trump’s 13,107-vote win
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Neal Rubin

Rubin: At the ballot box, 1920 seems like yesterday

Neal Rubin: At the ballot box, 1920 seems like only yesterdayWith a woman almost in the White House, reflecting on the not-so-bygone days when everyone became a voter
  • Neal Rubin
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Elections

Thousands march in nationwide anti-Trump protests

Thousands rally, march in nationwide anti-Trump protestsTens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday
  • Elections
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Daniel Howes

Podcast: Howes on Rust Belt’s electoral revolt

Podcast: Howes on Rust Belt’s electoral revoltHowes: The “little people” of the industrial Midwest delivered the biggest message of all in this week’s election.
  • Daniel Howes
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Elections

Trump takes on task of building an administration

Trump takes on enormous task of building an administrationThe president-elect is shaking up his transition team as he plunges into setting up his administration
  • Elections
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Elections

Muslim-Americans worry what message Trump’s win sends

Muslim-Americans worry what message Trump’s win sendsThose gathered at Dearborn museum for election wonder how polarizing figure will unite country
  • Elections
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Daniel Howes

Howes: Mich. business begins big turn to Trump

Howes: Mich. business begins big turn to TrumpThey don’t have a choice: unlike politics, business must contend with the world as it is, not as leaders want it to be.
  • Daniel Howes
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Macomb County

How Trump won the vote of Mich.’s white working class

How Trump won the vote of Michigan’s white working classMany Mich. voters who previously voted for Obama went for Trump
  • Macomb County
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Nation

President Obama shouldn’t pardon Clinton, Giuliani says

President Obama shouldn’t pardon Clinton, Giuliani saysThe White House wouldn’t rule out issuing a pardon to protect Clinton from prosecution over her use of an email server.
  • Nation
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Elections

Trump flipped 12 counties to win Michigan

Trump flipped 12 counties to win MichiganTrump’s criticism of Ford’s expansion of auto production in Mexico was a distinct change in messaging from 4 years ago
  • Elections
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Elections

Libertarians qualify for 2018 Michigan primary

Michigan’s Libertarian candidates qualify for August 2018 primaryThe Libertarian Party of Michigan broke the vote threshold necessary to appear on August 2018 primary ballots
  • Elections
  • 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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