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 of anticipated protests, but was made based on credible threats of violence.” read more

WATCH: Rush Limbaugh Cheers on Armed Mob Protesting Outside The Home of Michigan’s Secretary of State

While Donald Trump may have won Michigan in 2016, the state is quite blue. Both Michigan senators are Democrats as is governor Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

But the Republicans in the the state have the propensity to get quite angry when something doesn’t go their way. And when they protest, they usually bring automatic weapons with them. read more

Despite Increasingly Humiliating Losses, Trump Legal Team Vows to Fight On

Donald Trump lost the 2020 election in convincing fashion. And like he has done throughout his entire business career, the president has responded to failure by suing everyone and everything.

But the Trump administration has had a very tough time in the court room. Legal firms like Jones Day quickly decided against representing Donald Trump after seeing how poorly their efforts were going over in the court of public opinion. read more

Trump Falsely Claims Voter Fraud in Detroit is “Rampant”

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President Donald Trump attacked the state of Michigan for the second day in a row, claiming, without any evidence, that voter fraud in the city of Detroit is “rampant.”

Voter Fraud in Detroit is rampant, and has been for many years!” the president wrote earlier this morning. His tweet was almost immediately flagged under Twitter’s civic integrity policy, which forbids users on the platform from disseminating falsehoods about elections. read more

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 prosecutors say these orders “may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents.”  read more

Former Michigan Governor: What If Trump Seizes Ballot Boxes?

A former governor of Michigan has raised the prospect of Donald Trump seizing ballot boxes in November as fallout from his suggestion to delay the election continues.

Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, was governor of Michigan from 2003 to 2011. Speaking to CNN on Friday, she warned about the possibility that the President will try to interfere with the election results. read more

Opinion: Trump Would Sound Better Wearing a Mask

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Anyone who endures the Trump presidency understands why there’s a minimum age qualification to be president.  Trump proved, however, that chronological age doesn’t necessarily reflect the maturity that one needs to make rational decisions as the president of the United States.  Trump’s outbursts are more like that of a two-year-old having a tantrum than of a grown man in control of his emotions. read more

Michigan AG Tells Trump: You Have a ‘Legal Responsibility’ to Wear a Face Mask When You Visit

Donald Trump has a legal responsibility to wear a face covering when he visits Michigan on Tuesday, according to the state’s attorney general. The President has not worn a mask in public yet.

Michigan AG Dana Nessel wrote a letter to President Trump on Wednesday telling him he had to wear a face covering during his visit to Ford car plant this week.

“Michigan has been hit especially hard by the virus, with more than 50,000 confirmed cases and 5,000 deaths,” Nessel’s letter said.

“Anyone who has potentially been recently exposed, including the President of the United States, has not only a legal responsibility, but also a social and moral responsibility, to take reasonable precautions to prevent further spread of the virus,” she wrote.

Nessel, a Democrat, reminded Trump that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order required manufacturing facilities to “suspend all non-essential in-person visits, including tours.”

Whitmer’s order also requires “that any individual able to medically tolerate a facial covering wear one when in any enclosed public space.”

Ahead of President Trump’s planned visit to tour a Ford Motor Company plant, @MIAttyGen @dananessel has sent an open letter asking that he respect the hard work and safety of our automakers by wearing a face covering during his visit. ➡️https://t.co/UfjfGN01tj pic.twitter.com/FhCtqYp8wN read more