Election 2020

Local, state and national election coverage from WKAR.

WKAR News coverage includes:

Abigail Censky / WKAR-MSU

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has activated Michigan National Guard units ahead of protests expected Sunday at the state Capitol. The coordinated law enforcement effort also includes the FBI and local police departments.

Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

Two Democratic lawmakers are introducing resolutions calling for the investigation and censure of state Representative Matt Maddock (R-Milford).

Inauguration 2021 | PBS NewsHour & NPR

Jan 14, 2021
Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

Wed. Jan. 20 starting at 10:30 am on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING and at 11 am on 105.1 FM & 870 AM | PBS NewsHour and NPR  will provide live coverage of the 2021 Inauguration

Ten Republicans crossed President Trump on Wednesday and voted to impeach him for "incitement of insurrection."

Pete Meijer campaign

U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids, MI-3) has issued this statement on Impeachment: 

We saw profiles in courage during the assault on the Capitol. Police officers, badly outnumbered, putting their lives on the line to save others. Members of Congress barricading doors and caring for colleagues. A Vice President who fearlessly remained in the Capitol and refused to bow to the mob.

Updated at 7:13 p.m. ET

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach President Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors" — specifically, for inciting an insurrection against the federal government at the U.S. Capitol.

Just one week before he will leave office, Trump has now become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.

Wednesday's vote came a week after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a chaotic scene that left five people dead.

Updated at 11:29 p.m. ET

The House of Representatives approved a symbolic resolution urging Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Trump, after the president's No. 2 has expressed that he would not exercise that option. The move comes nearly a week after violent pro-Trump extremists breached the U.S. Capitol.

With just eight days until President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, law enforcement and local government officials in Washington, D.C., are implementing security measures that will make the historic transition of power look very different from those in the past.

Updated 10:05 p.m. ET Friday

Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump's account over a pattern of behavior that violated company rules.

The action was the most sweeping punishment any major social media company has ever taken against Trump, who has used his Twitter account to announce White House policy, attack rivals and widely disseminate misinformation.

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