Tag: 2020

Republican Senate candidate John James ignores Michigan but galavants around the U.S. for super-conservative endorsements & cash

Republican Senate candidate John James ignores Michigan but galavants around the U.S. for super-conservative endorsements & cash

It’s been many a moon since Michigan Republicans have put up any sort of legitimate candidate for U.S. Senate. In 1996, Ronna Romney, the mother of RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, got crushed by Carl Levin who had trounced Bill Schuette six years before. He went on to beat Rocky Raczkowski and Jack Hoogendyk before retiring. The seat is now […]

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Disinfecting wipes to combat COVID-19 with absent voting

COVID-19 and Election Administration

May Special Election to be a mail election as a result of COVID-19. Yesterday morning, the Office of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued a news release that her office will mail an application for an absent voter ballot to all qualified registered voters who have a May Special Election.  Michigan Law requires that voters submit a written request […]

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These are the swing voters who will decide the 2020 election – wsg Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian

These are the swing voters who will decide the 2020 election – wsg Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian

Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian on Twitter: @Data_Bala Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian’s website at Howard University is HERE. Dr. Karthik Balasubramanian at The New York Times: Democrats Are Ignoring the Voters Who Could Decide This Election Progressives Everywhere on Twitter: @Progressives50 Help Progressives Everywhere elect Terri LeGrand in North Carolina’s 31st State Senate District by clicking HERE. Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressivesEverywhere.org Support Progressives […]

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#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

#FlipThisHouse2020, Michigan! Episode 1: Representative Laurie Pohutsky (HD-19)

This post is the first thread in Indivisible Michigan’s #FlipThisHouse2020 series. This one is on Representative Laurie Pohutsky (@lpohusky19), who is serving her first term representing HD-19 (Livonia). It was originally written for Medium and Twitter by Dave Wagner (@dbwagner104), who managed Representative Pohutsky’s 2018 campaign. The Medium post is HERE and the Twitter thread is HERE. “Laurie is a […]

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Why Mike Bloomberg is not Rick Snyder according Mark Schauer

Why Mike Bloomberg is not Rick Snyder according Mark Schauer

Mark Schauer on Twitter: @MarkSchauer Mark Schauer’s group Winning Connections on Twitter: @WinConInc Craig Mauger at The Detroit News: Bloomberg endorsed by ex-Rep. Schauer after spending against him in 2014 Michael Grunwald at Politico: Inside the war on coal – How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think. Progressives […]

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Election security in Michigan: It’s good. It could be a lot better.

Election security in Michigan: It’s good. It could be a lot better.

We’re only a strong as our weakest link Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election put a light on election security, a spotlight that is intensifying as the 2020 elections approach. Over 1,500 Michigan election officials have been focusing on election security long before the news reports and extra scrutiny. This is evidenced by the Michigan decentralized process, continued use […]

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A Student’s Guide to Voting in Michigan

A Student’s Guide to Voting in Michigan

Editor’s note: Since they took control of the state government in 2010, Republicans in our state legislature and executive branch have made voting for students unnecessarily difficult and complex. That’s a feature for them, not a bug. I asked Barb to explain the process so that students living in Michigan have all of the facts on how they can vote […]

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Prepare yourselves: Michigan election results could be delayed. There is, however, a solution.

Prepare yourselves: Michigan election results could be delayed. There is, however, a solution.

With the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018, Michigan is seeing a significant increase in voters taking advantage of voting by absent voter ballots. In Ingham County, we have held three elections under the new law, and now know firsthand of the need for updates in Michigan Election Law and Bureau of Elections’ promulgated rules and required procedures as a […]

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Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.

Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.

Be the Mike Bloomberg you wish to see in the world. If you can, please help us raise $10,000 for Run for Something — an organization that recruits, trains, and helps down-ballot Democratic candidates for office nationwide — by Super Tuesday. Read on to find out how this group’s work electing state and local candidates is part of the solution […]

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ATTENTION MICHIGANDERS! Now is the time to request an absentee ballot for the March primary election!

ATTENTION MICHIGANDERS! Now is the time to request an absentee ballot for the March primary election!

With the March 2020 Presidential Primary Election right around the corner, county, city, and township clerks are making preparations. We are also seeing an increase in voters utilizing the opportunity to vote via absent voter (AV) ballot (also known in some states as “Vote at Home”) since the passage of Proposal 3 in 2018. Local clerks are sending out Absent […]

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Trump Doesn’t Care About Children and Families. He’s Not Welcome in Battle Creek.

Trump Doesn’t Care About Children and Families. He’s Not Welcome in Battle Creek.

The following opinion editorial was written by Cayley Winters, the West Michigan Communications Organizer for Progress Michigan. She is from Battle Creek and shares her perspective on Donald Trump and Mike Pence holding a rally there today, in the Congressional District of Congressman Justin Amash, an ardent opponent of Trump who left the Republican Party over his opposition to Trump’s […]

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