Election 2020

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Judge Stops Election Day Gun Ban Near Michigan Polling Sites

Oct 27, 2020
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A judge on Tuesday blocked a ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day, agreeing with critics who said a Democratic secretary of state failed to follow state law with her sudden order.

If you find yourself fighting with a friend over politics, or frustrated and furious with your nearest and dearest over whom they're supporting for president, you're hardly alone. A recent survey shows just how much the nation's bitter political divide is causing social splintering and taking a toll on friendships. Even decades-long relationships have been caving under the pressure, giving new meaning to "social distancing."

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers meets Monday at 1 p.m.
Maxim Jenkins / WKAR-MSU

It’s been ten years since Democrats had control of the Michigan House of Representatives. Now, they’re trying to take back control of the lower chamber.

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Facing a record number of absentee ballots, Michigan election officials are urging voters to remain confident in the integrity of the election.

Foreign interference is a very old problem, but most Americans didn't used to worry much about it and the security of elections.

Now, lessons learned about the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election have brought the most intense focus ever on the U.S. information environment, elections practices, voter databases and other parts of the infrastructure of democracy.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

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

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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.