Author: Eclectablog

Michigan GOP Board of State Canvassers member Norman Shinkle: No hero for democracy

Michigan GOP Board of State Canvassers member Norman Shinkle: No hero for democracy

As news of Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers finally certifying Michigan’s 2020 election results sinks in, it’s worth drawing attention to the antics of hyper-partisan Board member Norman Shinkle in the process. While his Republican colleague Aaron Van Langevelde acted honorably, following Michigan’s law that requires the Board of State Canvassers to certify the election and voting YES to certify, […]

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Strictly scrutinizing Trump’s election con – with special guest law professor Leah Litman

Strictly scrutinizing Trump’s election con – with special guest law professor Leah Litman

Leah Litman on Twitter: @LeahLitman Strict Scrutiny podcast on Twitter: @StrictScrutiny_ The Strict Scrutiny podcast can be found at ScrictScrutinyPodcast.com Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: This is a no-brainer win for Dems… if they want it Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org and ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com Sign up for the Progressives Everywhere newsletter HERE. Support Progressives Everywhere by becoming a Patreon donor HERE. Give […]

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Ned Staebler lights up Wayne County elections board meeting, calling out GOP racists for what they are – UPDATED

Ned Staebler lights up Wayne County elections board meeting, calling out GOP racists for what they are – UPDATED

All eyes have been on Wayne County, Michigan for the past week as we waited for their Board of Canvassers to certify the election. Last evening, the election board — which is comprised of two Democrats and two Republicans — met to certify the county’s election. However, in a shocking and quite possibly illegal move, the two Republican members, Monica […]

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Michigan Republicans make it crystal clear: They are on TEAM COVID

Michigan Republicans make it crystal clear: They are on TEAM COVID

On May 6th, Michigan Republicans sued Governor Gretchen Whitmer to prevent her from taking action to protect Michigan residents from a rampaging coronavirus which causes the all-too frequently fatal COVID-19. By October, the Republican-led state supreme court agreed with them and ended her emergency powers just as another wave of COVID-19 infections was beginning to appear. Since then, Gov. Whitmer […]

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Maybe voting is actually GOOD?! – with special guest Kim Murphy-Kovalick from Voters Not Politicians

Maybe voting is actually GOOD?! – with special guest Kim Murphy-Kovalick from Voters Not Politicians

Kim Murphy-Kovalick’s bio can be found HERE. Voters Not Politicians’ website: VotersNotPoliticians.com Voters Not Politicians on Twitter: @NotPoliticians Voters Not Politicians on Facebook: Facebook.com/VotersNotPoliticians Information on the Slay the Dragon documentary can be found HERE. Daniel Marans and Kevin Robillard at Huffington Post: Democrats Question Decision To Give Up Canvassing During Election Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Support Progressives Everywhere by […]

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As they stare at electoral defeat, Michigan Republicans continue The Big Grift of their supporters

As they stare at electoral defeat, Michigan Republicans continue The Big Grift of their supporters

As lawsuits to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s historical presidential victory get shot down one by one like ducks in a shooting gallery, Republicans in Michigan are determined to keep their supporters riled up into a frothy lather by convincing them, without evidence or honesty, that the Biden-Harris win along with Sen. Gary Peters’ victory were actually stolen from them. They’re […]

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Michigan Republicans shrug at surging COVID hospitalizations and go home until December

Michigan Republicans shrug at surging COVID hospitalizations and go home until December

The surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan is creating tragically sad outcomes, particularly on the west side of the state. In Muskegon, where lame duck president Donald Trump held a giant campaign rally less than four weeks ago, the scene at Mercy Hospital is grim: Inside the walls of Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, employees who are “terrified” and untrained are […]

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A celebratory post-mortem with Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Ari Berman

A celebratory post-mortem with Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Ari Berman

Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Buy Ari’s book Give Us The Ballot HERE. Mandela Barnes on Twitter: @LGMandelaBarnes Mandela Barnes on Facebook: Facebook.com/LGMandelaBarnes You can read Lt. Gov. Barnes’ bio HERE. Check out Jordan Zakarin’s important project, AbsenteeBallots.info Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Support Progressives Everywhere by becoming a Patreon donor HERE. Give us a five-star review at iTunes! The GOTMFV […]

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Texas – It’s different this time — with special guest Ed Espinoza from Progress Texas

Texas – It’s different this time — with special guest Ed Espinoza from Progress Texas

Ed Espinoza on Twitter: @EdEspinoza Progress Texas on Twitter: @ProgressTX Progress Texas’s website: ProgressTexas.org Ed Espinoza at ProgressTexas.org: Flipping Texas in 2020 Y’all. What’s happening in Texas right now did not happen overnight. And it started well before 2018. I wrote an analysis of voter growth entitled “Flipping Texas 2020” and I’ll offer a summary here 1/https://t.co/VeB2zWC18O — Ed Espinoza […]

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Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Want to watch the election returns in Michigan at a drive-in “theater”? Sign me (and YOU) up!

Let’s face it, waiting for the election returns on Election Day after the polls close is going to be excruciating. Painful. Anxiety-ridden. Heart-stopping. So why not do it in a fun way by joining your progressive friends at a drive-in “theater”?! Our pals at Progress Michigan are doing just that. Starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd, you can […]

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The pep talk you need – with special guest Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

The pep talk you need – with special guest Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman on Twitter: @JohnFetterman John Fetterman’s website: JohnFetterman.com Annie McCormick and Bob Brooks at 6ABC.com: Nearly 1.5 million Pennsylvanians have already cast ballots ahead of election Bill Bostock at Business Insider: Trump told a rally crowd in swing-state Pennsylvania that he was only there because of how badly his campaign is going NPR: Pennsylvania Voters Don’t […]

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