Abigail Censky

Politics/Government Reporter

Abigail Censky is the politics and government reporter at WKAR.

Abigail joined WKAR in December 2018.

Prior to joining WKAR, Abigail served as news intern at St. Louis Public Radio, covering the Missouri 2018 midterm elections; and covered Colorado politics as a reporter with the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Abigail Censky has a bachelor's degree from Colorado College.

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Parents and players protested MHSAA's decision to move fall football to the spring seasosn at the state capitol on Friday.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

Protesters gathered on the Michigan state Capitol lawn Friday to plead for the Governor or the Michigan High School Athletic Association, to bring back high school football this fall.

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

In a congressional oversight hearing Friday, U.S. Senator Gary Peters interrogated recently appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been leading the state’s coronavirus response efforts for five months. At a press conference Wednesday, she asked residents not to sign a petition that would strip the Office of the Governor of its emergency powers.
Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been leading the state’s coronavirus response efforts for five months. At a press conference Wednesday, she asked residents not to sign a petition that would strip the Office of the Governor of its emergency powers.

Youtube / 2020 Democratic National Convention

During the opening night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Governor Gretchen Whitmer hammered President Donald Trump for what she called a weak coronavirus response.

Paul Junge claws his way out of a four-way Republican primary to face Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Peter Meijer wins the Republican primary for Justin Amash's seat and Rashida Tlaib holds onto the 13th Congressional District defeating Brenda Jones in the primary
Photo: WKAR

More than 1.6 million Michiganders voted absentee in the state’s first August primary since no-reason absentee voting was passed in 2018. By midnight, several had been called but others were delayed because of a surge in absentee voting. Key races in Michigan’s 13th and 8th congressional districts weren’t called until Wednesday.

I voted stickers
Scott Pohl WKAR

Tuesday is Michigan’s primary. It’s the first time voters will weigh in on key races around the state ahead of the general election in November. WKAR politics reporter Abigail Censky joined WKAR's All Things Considered host Sophia Saliby on Monday, to discuss what races she’s watching and potential pitfalls of the massive increase in absentee ballots.


Some Republican are echoing President Donald Trump's claims that an increase in voting by mail will lead to fraud, others campaigning and in charge of running elections disagree.
washingtontimes.com

A record number of voters are expected to vote by mail in Tuesday’s primary but there’s a divide among Republicans in the state about the practice.

Some are taking President Donald Trump’s line that it could lead to fraud while others say Republicans need to embrace it in order to win as voters ditch the polls during the pandemic.

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Sen. Gary Peters photo at MSU's FRIB
Photo courtesy of Sen. Gary Peters

In the U.S. Senate race Democrat Incumbent Senator Gary Peters is polling ahead of his Republican opponent, but continues to be outraised. Senator Peters spoke to WKAR about the race and the biggest issues voters are facing during the coronavirus crisis.

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