Category: Voting

The Election Confessional

The Election Confessional

There are just over two months until the next election date in Michigan. The last election for some communities was a month ago. Did you vote? Do you know who the candidates were? There was also an election in May for some communities. Many people had no idea.  Voter turnout in presidential years is often relatively high (in the November […]

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Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

For many years, I have been an unquestioning supporter of Ranked Choice Voting. In its purest form, it’s a way to have a multi-party political system that gives third (and fourth and …) parties a shot at getting their candidates elected into office and helps mitigate some of the worst parts of a two-party system like the one we ostensibly […]

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This blog post is NOT About Patrick Colbeck

This blog post is NOT About Patrick Colbeck

On a hot day in early summer last year, there was a press conference held on the lawn of the Mason Historical Courthouse in Ingham County. It was being held by the Islam’s Secret Agents. The is the sort of intemperate rhetoric that serves no purpose but to mislead and rile a certain group of people. For those who may […]

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The 4% veto on democracy – with special guest Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson

The 4% veto on democracy – with special guest Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson on Twitter: @JocelynBenson Purchase Jocelyn Benson’s book State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process HERE. Samuel Robinson at Mlive.com: Michigan Senate passes controversial election bills that put emphasis on ID requirements Heritage Action for America: Heritage Action Launches Election Integrity Campaign, Commits Over $10 Million Must-watch video: Heritage admits it is writing voter suppression laws for […]

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The Bigger Lie (It’s Not Just Georgia) – with special guest MDP Voter Protection Director Erica Peresman

The Bigger Lie (It’s Not Just Georgia) – with special guest MDP Voter Protection Director Erica Peresman

Erica Peresman on Twitter: @Erica_Peresman A great story about Erica Peresman and her advocacy can be found HERE. Dave Boucher & Clara Hendrickson at the Detroit Free Press: Michigan GOP senators file 39 election reform bills Democrats call racist, based on lies Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Voter Suppression is Bigger in Texas Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Progressives Everywhere’s […]

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Remembering life before COVID-19 — And looking ahead

Remembering life before COVID-19 — And looking ahead

We knew that March 10, 2020 would be a historic day as it was the Presidential Primary Election in Michigan and voters exercised their vote to select their party’s nominee for the Presidency. I spent Election Day, as I always do, fielding calls and questions from local clerks, ensuring that polls were open, tabulators working, and issues dealt with.  One […]

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2021: A far more Dangerous year for Democracy in America than 2020

2021: A far more Dangerous year for Democracy in America than 2020

Our political process was tested in 2020 in ways that it has never been tested before.  With the outbreak of COVID-19 nationwide, election administrators were forced to come up with creative ways to make sure voters could cast their ballots safely, while trying to avoid large gatherings at polling places, wherever possible. Election infrastructure and processes had to be updated […]

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Help defeat Republican Jamie Grant, the champion of Florida’s disgusting poll tax

Help defeat Republican Jamie Grant, the champion of Florida’s disgusting poll tax

The following post was written by Jordan Zakarin, the founder of the amazing Progressives Everyone fundraising project and regular guest on The GOTMFV Show podcast. His efforts to help get progressives elected (everywhere) are crucial and important. Please take a look. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court green-lit the disenfranchisement of over a million Floridians when it refused to strike […]

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Mail or drop off your absent voter ballot to your local clerk

FAQ:  Ballots and Voting 

Super Tuesday is coming up and so is the Michigan March 10th Presidential Primary Election! What happens if my candidate dropped out of the race for president? The list of candidates for the March 10th Presidential Primary was finalized on December 13, 2019 and ballots for this election went to print by mid-January.  If you see your candidate on your […]

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