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Michigan Legislature Pulls GOP Member from Committee Assignments For Hinting at Undermining Electoral College Vote

The Michigan legislature has pulled GOP member Representative Gary Eisen (R-St. Clair Township) from his committee assignments after he hinted he was “part of a group that sought to disrupt or otherwise undermine the Electoral College vote slated to happen at the Capitol this afternoon,” according to The Detroit Free Press. The news comes after the Michigan legislature…


Michigan Legislature Shuts Down Due to “Credible Threats” Ahead of Electoral College Vote

The Michigan state legislature’s office buildings have closed as a result of “credible threats of violence” ahead of today’s electoral college vote. “The Senate has closed its own workspaces tomorrow based upon recommendations from law enforcement,” said Amber McCann, a spokesperson for state Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R). “The decision was not made because…

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Judge Tosses Out GOP’s Attempts to Overturn Election Results in Michigan

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit seeking to overturn the election results in the state of Michigan. The lawsuit was brought by President Donald Trump’s electors in the state, who have continued to claim that the November 3 election was fraudulent, a claim rejected by United States security agencies and international observers. Judge…

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Trump, Citing No Evidence, Says Election “Is Far Bigger Scandal Than Anyone Would Have Thought”

President Donald Trump continued to push election fraud conspiracy theories, saying the November 3 general election is a “far bigger scandal than anyone would have thought.” The president’s message urged individuals to watch hearings in Michigan that will address his claims of voter fraud. Big voter fraud hearings today in the Great State of Michigan….

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Trump Claims Without Evidence That “There Are Far More Votes Than People” in Detroit Even After GOP Votes to Certify Election Results

President Donald Trump continued to push unsubstantiated claims that the November 3 general election was fraudulent, this time claiming that “there are FAR MORE VOTES THAN PEOPLE” in Detroit, Michigan. “Nothing can be done to cure that giant scam. I win Michigan!” the president claimed, though he was soon flagged under Twitter’s civic integrity policy,…


Trump Accuses Rick Snyder, Who Endorsed Biden, of Having “Poisoned” the People of Flint

President Donald Trump blamed former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for the city of Flint’s ongoing water crisis and criticized his opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, for accepting Snyder’s endorsement. “I would NEVER have taken the endorsement of the man who, through gross incompetence, poisoned the people of Flint, Michigan,” Trump said, referring to the high levels…


Justice Department Wants Data on Nursing Home Deaths in States Led by Democrats

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has sent letters to the Democratic governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan to ascertain whether states violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals, an action that critics say spread the novel coronavirus and possibly contributed to the death toll. DOJ…


University of Michigan Declines to Host Presidential Debate, Citing Health Concerns

The University of Michigan has declined to host one of three scheduled presidential debates between President Donald Trump and his opponent, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Mark Schlissel, the university president, made the announcement in a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates. Schlissel noted the debate would have been “a tremendous opportunity for our…


Trump Threatens to Withhold Michigan’s Federal Funding Over Vote-by-Mail

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold Michigan’s federal funding after its Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) announced that all state residents would receive applications for absentee ballots, allowing them to vote-by-mail. Trump and Republicans have repeatedly disparaged vote-by-mail options in response to criticisms from voting rights advocates who’ve expressed safety concerns during the coronavirus…


Trump Calls Michigan Protesters “Good People” A Day After Armed Protesters Storm Statehouse

President Donald Trump slammed Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a tweet this morning, calling the armed protesters who stormed the Michigan statehouse yesterday “good people.” “The Governor of Michigan should give a little, and put out the fire,” he wrote. “There are very good people, but they are angry. They want their lives back again,…


Michigan Gov. Whitmer Announces “Future for Frontliners” Program to Provide Tuition-Free College to Essential Workers

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new program to provide a tuition-free college or technical education to essential workers who do not have a degree. The program will help the state meet its goal to increase the number of working-age adults with a technical certificate or college degree from 45 percent to 60 percent…


Michigan Governor Says Medical Supplies for Her State Have Been “Canceled” or “Delayed”

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) says her state is not getting urgently needed medical supplies to battle the coronavirus pandemic because contractors are first sending supplies to the federal government. “Well, we’ve entered into a number of contracts, and as we get closer to the date when shipments are supposed to come in, they are…


Trump Lashes Out at Democratic Governors Critical of His Coronavirus Response

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to lash out at the respective governors of New York and Michigan as the death toll attributed to the coronavirus pandemic continues to rise and as his administration faces blistering criticism for its response. The president accused Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) of politicizing the growing crisis, suggesting that a…

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