Election 2020

Local, state and national election coverage from WKAR.

WKAR News coverage includes:

Judge: Michigan Must Count Absentee Ballots That Arrive Late

9 hours ago
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A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later.

The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden | Frontline

Sep 16, 2020
Courtesy / Frontline

Tue., Sept. 22 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Investigating the lives and characters of Joe Biden and Donald Trump as they compete to be president.

Michigan Senate
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan Senate adopted a bill Tuesday that would allow many local governments to prepare absentee ballots to be opened and processed the evening before Election Day. Local clerks say that could shave hours off the process of tallying the ballots.

Jill Biden Campaigns In Michigan For Her Husband

Sep 15, 2020
Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

The wife of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was campaigning for her husband in Michigan Tuesday.

Michelle Jokisch Polo / WKAR-MSU

During a virtual rally on Saturday. Joe Biden urged people to cast ballots for down-ticket Democratic candidates -- as well as himself -- in the November election.



Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

President Donald Trump brought his re-election campaign to Michigan on Thursday.

Tracy Samilton / Michigan Radio

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for President, tore into Republican President Donald Trump at a campaign stop in Warren, Michigan.

Senate Leader: Absentee Ballot Processing Bill Still Alive

Sep 9, 2020
State Sen. Mike Shirkey (R) Clarklake

A bill that would allow Michigan clerks to start processing absentee ballots before Election Day is not dead, and the August primary legitimized concerns that some officials will not be able to quickly handle a surge of mailed-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic, a legislative leader said.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson say people should expect later results once ballots are cast on Election Day – but there are things the Legislature can do to speed up the process and ensure every ballot is counted.

Chris Swope with primary election ballots
File Photo

The city of Lansing has received a grant of more than $440,000 for election-related upgrades.