Duggan says he was “horrified” at the tone in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at last week’s Republican National Convention.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has set the stage for the next step in the fight over straight-ticket voting. A federal judge last week blocked Republican efforts to stop voters from using a single mark on the ballot to support a political party’s entire slate of candidates.
Revelations that the D-N-C under her leadership tried to undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign led to her announcement Sunday to step down.
Monday, the Democratic National Convention officially kicks off in Philadelphia. The youngest member of Michigan’s delegation to the convention hasn’t even been able to vote in a general election before. He’s an incoming Central Michigan University student experiencing the political process for the first time. Continue reading
Pop The Polls is a one day voter registration drive and concert… and everyone in the Great Lakes Bay region is being invited to attend.
Benjamin Champagne is head of production for Pop The Polls. He said he loves seeing people get involved in their community. He hopes a little music, art and creativity will help more people get involved.
“I think that is is one of the most direct actions someone can take towards changing their community and it takes very little effort. You just go vote. You know? It’s not like you gotta go maintain a garden all summer or help build things in the community. It’s one simple act that has so much power to it.”
Champagne said several bands are scheduled to perform… and all people have to do to attend is register to vote. The event will take place Sunday, August 21 in downtown Saginaw.
Over one hundred state troopers are mobilizing in Cleveland for the convention.
That’s according to a poll conducted by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
This year in Michigan the Presidential Primary process was highly competitive on either side of the aisle. More money was spent on TV ads than any previous year.
For some, the spending paid off, for others it was a wasted effort.
Dominic Trimboli spoke with Craig Mauger, a political analyst from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. Here’s a shortened version of their conversation.
Michigan voters stunned the political world by handing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a surprise Democratic primary victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The win means the two Democrats will split Michigan’s national convention delegates. Continue reading
Presidential Candidate John Kasich visited Traverse City on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primaries. During a press conference following the rally, Kasich spoke about his path to the Republican nomination.
As you head to the polls Tuesday, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the process goes smoothly. Continue reading
More than 100 people showed up to tell their stories, and attempt to be heard at the national level.
The overarching theme for the event, as Nancy Pelosi addressed a church full of Flint residents, was looking forward.
Just hours after Thursday’s GOP debate in Detroit, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump spoke in front of a raucous crowd of about 4,000 in Warren on Friday.
Once the votes are counted in the Super Tuesday states, presidential candidates turn their attention to the next round of primaries – including Michigan’s in a week.
This month’s Speak Up Speak Out series on Monday will focus on the primary candidates. In fact it’s titled, “Picking Your Candidate: Political Primaries 2016.” Continue reading
The state House has approved a bill meant to clarify a controversial new law limiting what local officials can say publicly about ballot questions.
Clinton is leading Sanders 50 to 40 percent, with 10 percent of voters undecided. That’s a big improvement for Sanders, who was trailing Clinton by 30 points in Michigan earlier this month. Continue reading
In order to register and vote in the primary, you must be a U.S. citizen and turn 18 by the time of this year’s general election. That is November 8.
Those wishing to register can visit their county, city or township clerk’s office, the secretary of state, or register by mail by using this form.
Michigan’s presidential primary will be held March 8.
A group that was expected to pursue a medical marijuana ballot question in 2016 is not moving forward right now.