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Long lines plague Michigan university precincts Tuesday

Voter turnout at Michigan State and other universities in the state has been steady and enthusiastic for the presidential primary election, according to election...

Full Michigan results won’t be in until Wednesday, as new, absentee...

Local clerks across the state have their work cut out for them Tuesday, between getting last-minute voters registered and counting the soaring number of...

Nessel urges Supreme Court to block Ohio abortion law 

Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed a brief opposing an Ohio law prohibiting abortions if one of the reasons is that the fetus has...

The new election frontier: Deepfakes are coming and often target women

Deepfake technology has been called a powerful feat in artificial intelligence and machine learning at its best, and unsettling — even sinister — at...

Hopes for a female VP run high in Grand Rapids as...

It was half a word — "tick" — that landed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) the loudest cheers of the morning as she campaigned...

Young people gear up for the 2020 election, whether they can...

Updated, 10:03 a.m., 3/9/20 Zion Helms, a 17-year-old senior at Cass Tech High School in Detroit, won’t be able to vote in Tuesday’s presidential primary,...

To win in 2020, Gilchrist says Dems must ‘meet people where...

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist definitely got people’s attention by endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden just four days before Michigan’s presidential primary. Gilchrist, who voted...

A Senate probe found Lucido sexually harassed women. The Republican falsely...

State Sen. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Twp.) lost his position chairing the Senate Advice and Consent Committee after a Senate Business Office investigation released Thursday...

Warren had diehard fans, especially women. So why couldn’t she win? 

“Michigan needs a social justice warrior,” state Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) announced to a crowd of Elizabeth Warren fans at a Detroit rally on...

Benson warns of late primary results on Tuesday

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, hoping to temper expectations of when Michigan’s presidential primary votes will be fully counted for Tuesday’s presidential primary, held...

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