Election 2020

Local, state and national election coverage from WKAR.

WKAR News coverage includes:

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A lawsuit is challenging the rules ordered by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for partisan poll challengers on Election Day.

A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Just eight days before the election, Michigan police chiefs say they are uncertain whether they can legally enforce a gun ban at the polls.

With Nov. 3, the last day of the presidential election season, rapidly approaching, officials with the U.S. Postal Service say they have already processed a record amount of election mail this year.

Four years ago, white evangelicals rallied behind Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, and he reveled in their adulation.

Alex McLenon / WDET

Political experts say many voters have hardened their opinions about who they’ll support in the presidential election. But many voters are more excited about electing or defeating Presidential Donald Trump than Democratic nominee Joseph Biden.

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Gun rights groups have filed a legal challenge to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s ban on openly carrying firearms at or near polling places on Election Day. The rule bars the open carry of guns within 100 feet of a polling location, at a clerk’s office, or where an absentee ballot counting board meets.

President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met for their second and final debate as tens of millions of Americans have already voted. A deeply divided country begins its final sprint to Election Day amid the coronavirus pandemic, and it's unclear how many voters have yet to make up their minds.

Here are five takeaways from the debate in Nashville, Tenn., a much different — and far more civil — night than the last encounter.

Phillip Hofmeister

A new report says Michiganders will be exposed to a record-breaking $47-million worth of political advertising this week.

VP Campaigns For President Trump In Waterford Township

Oct 22, 2020
Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

About 800 people trudged across a muddy field to get to the airport in Waterford Township where Vice President Mike Pence was to speak. Speakers blared country music and 70's rock songs while a crowd of about 800 waited for Pence, half of them not wearing masks.

Beaumont Tower
WKAR File Photo

WKAR invited the 10 candidates for MSU Board of Trustees to respond to a five-question survey.

Editor's Note: WKAR News received replies from six candidates: Brian Mosallam (D), Dr. Rema Vassar (D), Pat O’Keefe (R), Tonya Schuitmaker (R), Robin Laurain (Green Party) and Will Tyler White (Libertarian Party).

The other candidates are Brandon Hu (Green Party), Janet M. Sanger (U.S. Taxpayers Party), John Paul Sanger (U.S. Taxpayers Party) and Bridgette Abraham-Guzman (Natural Law Party).