ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE REPORT -- Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on Sept. 11, 2020 at 8:03 p.m. (WDIV)

Michigan Attorney General investigates robocalls spreading misinformation on Election Day

DETROIT – There was a series of robocalls directed mainly at those in Flint and Saginaw telling people if lines were long they could vote on Wednesday. It was false information and an attempt to suppress voters on Election Day.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued warnings to voters after receiving reports of false information being spread on Election Day.

Michigan coronavirus cases up to 187,995; Death toll now at 7,400

4 Fast Facts

  • Michigan State Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of a woman who went missing west of the Mackinac Bridge last week. Click here to read more.
  • Temujin Kensu, formally known as Fred Freeman, has been in prison for more than 30 years for the 1986 murder of Scott Macklem, a student at St. Clair Community College. However, it’s a murder that at least nine people said he couldn’t have possibly committed. Click here to read more.
  • Two men were killed Tuesday in a shooting that sent a Jeep careening into the front of two homes on Detroit’s west side, officials said. Click here to read more.
  • Starting Wednesday, all students at Troy High School and Athens High School will be learning remotely from home. There will be no in-person classes at either school for the rest of the week. Click here to read more.

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Experts warn public to be ‘vigilant’ consuming information online while awaiting election results

As Election Day comes to a close in the U.S., experts are urging Americans to be wary of information shared about the election and election results online. Due to an increase in absentee voting and some postal delivery delays in Michigan and throughout the U.S., official results for the presidential election are expected to take longer than usual.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.