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Legislature Issues Subpoena

Nov 13, 2020

During a rare Saturday committee hearing, members of the House and Senate Oversight Committees approved a request to seek documents and communications on Michigan’s election process. A subpoena will be issued to Michigan’s Bureau of Elections to request documents and communications relating to the mailing of absent voter ballot applications, the mailing of postcards with […]

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Senate to Have Two Open Seats

Nov 06, 2020

Following this week’s general election, the Senate will be short two members after they both won local elections. Senator Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) won his election for Macomb County prosecutor and Senator Peter MacGregor (R-Rockford) won his election for Kent County Treasurer. Once the two Senators take their new offices, the Senate, and the Republican […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Races

Nov 06, 2020

Chief Justice Bridget McCormack and Elizabeth Welch won the competitive race for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court. Additionally, with their election those nominated by the Democratic Party will hold a majority on the Court. Chief Justice Bridget McCormack was first elected to the Supreme Court in 2012 and began serving in January 2013. […]

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State Board of Education Election Results

Nov 06, 2020

Two Democrats were elected this week to the State Board of Education. Former Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton and Jason Strayhorn have been elected, giving the Democrats a 6-2 majority on the Board. In addition to having served six years in the State House, Ellen Cogen Lipton is a practicing attorney. Jason Strayhorn is a real […]

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General Election Results

Nov 04, 2020

The below information is current as of 12:48 p.m.., November 4. While votes continue to be counted, some competitive seats are being called. Below please find the winning candidate in those seats, however, please keep in mind that absentee ballots are still being counted and these results could change. Election results aren’t final until certified […]

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General Election Results

Nov 04, 2020

It’s closing in on midnight and local clerks continue to tabulate results as quickly as possible.  Earlier this evening, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson stated that nearly 5.5 million voters went to the polls, well exceeding the previous state record of 5.04 million voters.  Of those, 3.26 million voters “voted early” with well over 2 […]

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General Election Overview: 40th House District

Nov 02, 2020

Through the general election on November 3, the MLC Blog will be highlighting races generally considered swing seats, ones either party could win because of the voter base.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available.  District Overview The 40th House District is located in Oakland County. The district includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield […]

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State Provides Recommendations for Safe Voting

Oct 30, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released recommendations this week for how voters, poll workers, and election officials can remain health and reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the general election. The department is encouraging the following behaviors: Wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose Washing your hands before entering and […]

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