Election 2020

Local, state and national election coverage from WKAR.

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Adam J. Dewey

A rise in anger and awareness over the police killings of Black men combined with an upsurge in the participation of militia groups have already led to confrontations and violence. What will happen after the election?


The final NPR Electoral College map analysis shows Democrat Joe Biden going into Election Day with the clear edge, while President Trump has a narrow but not impossible path through the states key to winning the presidency.

Court Rejects Appeal Striking Gun Ban Outside Polling Places

Oct 29, 2020
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The Michigan appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal from a Democratic state official who wants to ban the open carry of guns outside polling places.

Election Coverage | WKAR News

Oct 29, 2020
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Tue., Nov. 3 beginning at 7 p.m. on 90.5 FM, NewsTalk, & STREAMING | WKAR News will offer local, national, and international election coverage.

Election Night Coverage | PBS NewsHour

Oct 29, 2020
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Tue. Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Watch live coverage of election results, anchored by Judy Woodruff.

There have been a lot of questions heading into Election Day 2020 about how much information will and will not be available on election night, as everyone waits to see who has won the presidential contest and other races.

NPR provides live coverage of the results on the radio and online, and we rely on The Associated Press for all vote counting and race calls.

That means we explicitly cite the AP when reporting results — there are no "NPR calls." We will display AP results of the presidential election and other contests on our website.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.


Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope watchers new pollworkers training
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There’s now less than a week until the Presidential Election, and officials are bracing for record turnout.

The city of Lansing is training hundreds of new election workers to help those voters cast their ballots on November 3rd.

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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel say it’s not too late to reinstate a ban on openly carrying guns at or near polling places on Election Day. They are appealing a court ruling that struck down a directive from Benson that banned open carry in and near polling places on Election Day.

Abigail Censky / WKAR-MSU

Trailing behind Former Vice President Joe Biden in statewide polls, President Donald Trump stood on stage at the Capital Region International Airport for more than an hour Tuesday a week ahead of the 2020 election.