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Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that Michigan should brace for a difficult December and January after Thanksgiving gatherings likely exposed more people to COVID-19.

Whitmer also said decisions made now by people to attend holiday gatherings could lead to a rash of infections as people grow weary of restrictions, and people gain confidence because it appears vaccines could become available early next year." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

House TV / Michigan House of Representatives

President Donald Trump’s top election lawyer appeared Wednesday in Lansing to testify before the state House Oversight Committee. The appearance by Rudy Giuliani was a last-ditch effort to try to reverse Trump's fate in Michigan. The state's election results have already been certified, showing President-elect Joe Biden as the winner." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">

Federal Judge Rejects Restaurants Challenge To Michigan's Ban On Indoor Dining

Dec 2, 2020
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A federal judge has rejected the restaurant industry legal challenge to Michigan’s temporary ban on indoor dining.

In his ruling released Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney wrote there is “a plausible explanation for the emergency order: Restaurant patrons cannot wear a mask while eating or drinking.”

The Senate Oversight Committee hearing into ballot counting at the TCF center in Detroit lasted seven hours. The hearing was filled with conspiracy theories and debunked claims.
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In a conspiracy laden seven-hour hearing, Republican poll challengers and watchers testified in front of the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee. Despite accusations, they did not provide evidence of widespread voter fraud. 

Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer acknowledged Tuesday that it’s becoming more difficult to get people to follow mask, distance, and gathering guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. That’s as her top health advisor warned that a new wave of infections is likely following Thanksgiving gatherings.

State lawmakers return to the Michigan Capitol Tuesday to begin the post-election “lame duck” session” with COVID-19 as the focus of their attention.

Former State Sen. Tom Casperson Dies Of Lung Cancer At 61

Nov 30, 2020
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Former state Senator Tom Casperson has died of lung cancer.

The Escanaba Republican had battled the disease for more than two years. He was 61.

Hours after Michigan's Board of State Canvassers voted to certify the November election, people waited to publicly comment. Connie R. Mitchell, top, Robin Smith, center, and Johanna Bogater, bottom, all commented in the last hour.
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Many stopped watching the Board of State Canvassers meeting after canvassers voted 3-0 to certify Michigan's November election results, but hundreds of people who were worried about being disenfranchised stayed on the line to comment.

‘Congratulations’: James Concedes US Senate Race To Peters

Nov 25, 2020
Courtesy of John James

Republican John James late Tuesday conceded to Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan, nearly three weeks after the incumbent was declared the winner by The Associated Press.

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.