Election 2020

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Michigan Certifies Biden Win Despite Trump’s GOP Overtures

Nov 23, 2020
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Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to subvert the results of the election.

Maxim Jenkins / WKAR-MSU

From personal calls with a Wayne County Canvasser, to meeting with Republican state lawmakers in Washington, The president's strategy questioning Michigan's election, which President-Elect Joe Biden won, continues as time runs short.

Phillip Hofmeister

The Legislature’s Republican leaders led a delegation of GOP lawmakers to meet Friday with President Donald Trump.

Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Republicans on the Wayne County vote-canvassing board said they now have second thoughts about certifying election results in the state’s largest voting jurisdiction. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says it’s too late for them to change their minds and throw the statewide election results into doubt.

Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Following reports that Republican leaders from the Michigan state legislature would fly to Washington Friday to meet with President Donald Trump, Governor Gretchen Whitmer implored them to put country over party.

Updated at 4:55 p.m. ET

Though all evidence points to the contrary, President Trump's campaign is insisting that Trump has a path to reelection victory and that it will pursue legal challenges to results in swing states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. To date, the campaign has lost more than two dozen challenges filed since the Nov. 3 election in which Joe Biden has been declared the decisive winner.

Courtesy / Michigan Department of Attorney General

The state Attorney General’s office filed a response Wednesday to an effort by Republicans to take their election challenge to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Michigan Canvassers Drop Meeting After Counties Certify Vote

Nov 18, 2020
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A state Board of Canvassers’ meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled after canvassers in southeastern Michigan’s Wayne County unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump.

Michigan GOP Backtracks After Blocking Vote Certification

Nov 18, 2020
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In an abrupt about-face, Michigan’s largest county on Tuesday night unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump, hours after Republicans first blocked formal approval of voters’ intentions.

Chris Swope with primary election ballots
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Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is in Georgia this week to help the state conduct a hand tally of nearly 5 million ballots.