Parking, capacity spark concern for Washington Township as big crowds expected for Trump rally
With thousands of people expected in Washington Township for a rally with former President Donald Trump, Township Supervisor Sam Previti says the capacity and parking concerns voiced by the fire marshal have been worked out. Taxpayers will not be on the hook for costs related to the rally.
New audio shows Michigan Republican Party co-chair reportedly tell crowd that Trump directed fake electors plot
Meshawn Maddock, the Co-Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, was one of the 16 GOP electors who submitted false electoral college documents to the National Archive in an attempt to give former President Donald Trump a win after the fact in Michigan.
New audio shows Michigan Republican Party co-chair reportedly tell crowd that Trump directed fake electors plot
Meshawn Maddock, the Co-Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, was one of the 16 GOP electors who submitted false electoral college documents to the National Archive in an attempt to give former President Donald Trump a win after the fact in Michigan.
Kwame Kilpatrick’s release brings back painful memories for former Detroit assistant chief
DETROIT – When Kwame Kilpatrick had his sentence commuted by former President Donald Trump bad memories started emerging for Steve Dolunt, a retired Detroit police assistant chief. On Tuesday, Dolunt shared the painful period in his life and career during Kilpatrick’s tenure as Detroit mayor. Read more: Trump commutes sentence of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after 7 years in prison“We were investigating the officers on staff. It is hard to tell your family you have been demoted, you didn’t do anything wrong that was really, really hard,” he said. “To me the kicker is, Kwame Kilpatrick is one of the most charismatic people I have ever met.
Michigan’s members of Congress discuss voting on impeachment of President Trump
LANSING, Mich. – Freshman Michigan GOP Congressman Peter Meijer was joined by the delegation’s most senior GOP Congressman Fred Upton in supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “At the end of the day, this was a vote of conscience and this is where my conscience led me,” Meijer said. READ: President Trump releases new video condemning US Capitol riotREAD: Michigan lawmakers react to second impeachment of President Donald TrumpHouse votes to impeach President Trump for violent Capitol insurrectionThe U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol last week. All of Michigan’s Democratic lawmakers voted in favor of impeachment. A total of 10 Republicans voted to impeach Trump, the most bipartisan support any impeachment has received in U.S. history.
House urges Pence to help oust Trump; impeachment next
The House is trying to push the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly to remove President Donald Trump from office. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. Trump, meanwhile, warned the lawmakers off impeachment and suggested it was the drive to oust him that was dividing the country. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” — in the impeachment resolution after the most serious and deadly domestic incursion at the Capitol in the nation’s history. Trump was impeached by the House in 2019 over dealings with Ukraine and acquitted in 2020 by the Senate.
Michigan GOP Congressman Fred Upton: ‘I will vote to impeach’
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., is seen at U.S. Capitol in Washington. For more than 30 years and under five presidents, Upton has easily won re-election to his southwest Michigan House seat by touting "common-sense values" and bipartisan accomplishments. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON – Michigan GOP Congressman Fred Upton of St. Joseph said he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Upton is the first Republican member of the state’s delegation of U.S. House to say he will vote for impeachment. New York Rep. John Katko was the first Republican to say he’d vote to impeach Trump.
No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach President Trump
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Vocal opponents of any such move include Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, leader of GOP messaging in the House as its third-ranking Republican (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON – Republican Rep. Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Cheney says, “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”Cheney is a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. New York Rep. John Katko was the first Republican to say he’d vote to impeach Trump.
House votes on resolution to remove Trump via 25th Amendment
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. For the past four years, Trump has enjoyed special status not given to regular users on Twitter and Facebook even as he used his perch atop the social media pyramid to peddle misinformation and hurl abuse at his critics. Could his loose leash on the platforms come to an end on Jan. 20, 2021, when his successor is inaugurated? (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
How to talk to your children about the deadly siege on the US Capitol Building
The riots in Washington, D.C. Wednesday that left five people dead were scary and unsettling to watch for many people across the nation. Let them know that what they see on screen does not necessarily reflect the real life that’s going on around them. Experts said if you’re a parent who agrees with what happened then it’s important to be candid. The bottom line is that it’s an ongoing dialogue and a parent is the most important source of information for a child. Reports: FBI warns of possible armed protests at 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16A memo from the FBI to law enforcement agencies across the United States is warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16, several outlets are reporting Monday.
Michigan officials begin statewide audit of 2020 election results
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan election workers and employees rolled a 10-sided die to choose 20 numbers that will go through a random number generating software to choose ballots to be inspected and audited. More than 18,000 ballots will be used for what the state calls a risk-limiting audit. The audit is routine but will be under heavy scrutiny this year after repeated false claims that the state’s election was fraudulent or riddled with issues. Those claims focused on Antrim County where human error initially changed several thousand votes for President Trump to President-elect Joe Biden. Supreme Court rejects fast track for Trump election casesThe Supreme Court on Monday formally refused to put on a fast track election challenges filed by President Donald Trump and his allies.
Michigan’s members of Congress weigh in on possible second impeachment of President Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives geared up to move forward with impeachment, with proceedings on Monday led by Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. During the short session Monday morning, Democrats tried to pass a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. Michigan’s members of Congress weighed in on a possible second impeachment of President Donald Trump. So far, none of Michigan’s Republican members have said whether they will vote for the articles of impeachment introduced Monday. “We will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat,” Pelosi said in a letter late Sunday to colleagues.
Deadly siege on US Capitol Building reignites gun debate in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. – The riots in Washington, D.C. Wednesday that left five people dead has reignited debates over whether guns should be allowed inside Michigan’s Capitol Building. READ: FBI, Michigan federal prosecutor seek tips in deadly siege on US Capitol BuildingWith the new legislative session starting in days, security of the Capitol will likely take center stage. It’s impossible to come to work when you are under that constant threat,” Lasinski said. Security experts are now viewing that event as a potential practice run for those who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday. “There should be no weapons of any kind in our Capitol,” Lasinski said.
FBI, Michigan federal prosecutor seek tips in deadly siege on US Capitol Building
DETROIT – Multiple Michigan residents have been taken into custody after Wednesday’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building with more arrests likely to come. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said if they crossed state lines with intent to riot, they will be charged. RELATED: Several Michigan residents charged after deadly siege on US Capitol BuildingThe FBI has been receiving many tips from residents who are scared and want to help. Nearly everyone who went into the Capitol Building was caught on camera and authorities are looking to identify them. RELATED: Top federal prosecutor in Michigan seeks tips on Capitol mob“If you think about the U.S. Capitol, there are cameras all over the place,” Schneider said.
Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump’s account ‘due to risk of further incitement of violence’
Twitter has permanently suspended Donald Trump’s Twitter account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”Twitter previously removed posts Trump made addressing the pro-Trump rioters who stormed Capitol buildings in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. https://t.co/NrANZJcAfo — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. https://t.co/ZcbhDEAYjH — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021Twitter has also banned Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn and pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell. The move comes as part of a purge of QAnon accounts, according to the Associated Press.
Several Michigan residents charged after deadly siege on US Capitol Building
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Multiple Michigan residents have been taken into custody after Wednesday’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building. Logan Grimes, 29, of Cadillac, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammo and large capacity ammo feeding device. There were many more Metro Detroit residents who were in D.C., but they did not enter the Capitol Building. Donalyn Atkinson and her brother, of Warren, took photos of people headed to the Capitol. “I went for the history,” Jimmy Lively said.
President Trump condemns Capitol riot, concedes to Joe Biden in new video
President Trump says he is outraged by violence at CapitolPresident Donald Trump released a new video Thursday, conceding to Joe Biden and condemning the violent pro-Trump rioters who stormed in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. In a new video message, Trump says that since Congress has certified President-elect Biden’s victory, the “new administration will be inaugurated on January 20” and his “focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.”Trump is also speaking out against the violence in Washington, calling it a “heinous attack” that left him “outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem.”Trump did not address his role in inciting the violence in the video. However, the president did tell his supporters that, while he knows they are “disappointed,” their “incredible journey is only just beginning.”The video comes a day after Twitter threatened to permanently suspend Trump’s account after removing posts he made addressing the pro-Trump rioters who stormed Capitol buildings in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. His account was locked for 12 hours. Facebook blocked the president from posting for at least two weeks.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra calls for peace: ‘It’s imperative that we come together’
FILE - In this July 16, 2019 file photo, General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks during the opening of their contract talks with the United Auto Workers in Detroit. General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California's right to set its own clean-air standards. Barra said in a letter Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
Michigan representatives react to riots as pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown
READ: Pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown: Follow live coverageAt about 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown as groups breached the Capitol steps. https://t.co/iKYIGCvFk1 — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021I am safe in a secure location. — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021We have been told the Capitol is now secure. — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021Haley StevensCongresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) released two tweets. @realDonaldTrump should demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump’s false claims of Michigan voter fraud in Georgia phone call
DETROIT – During a call with Georgia election officials President Donald Trump made a slew of claims about the results of the 2020 White House race. Some of the claims were directly about the results in Michigan and Detroit, and others focused on the election overall. Read: Full transcript of Trump’s call with Georgia election chiefHere is one claim from the president which has been spread far and wide since the election. This claim was also made by election worker Melissa Carone during her infamous hearing in the Michigan House. There is no legal way to overturn the election results in Detroit or the State of Michigan.
10 most-read COVID related stories on All About Ann Arbor in 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic kept the community on edge and gave us plenty to write about -- not all of it good, and not all of it bad. READ: 10 most-read All About Ann Arbor stories of 2020 that weren’t COVID relatedHere’s a look back at the 10 most-read COVID related All About Ann Arbor stories in 2020:1. Experts project aggressive social distancing could drastically reduce Michigan COVID-19 cases by MayFrom March: Michigan Medicine clinicians said forecasting models suggested that aggressive social distancing could drastically reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan by early May. Washtenaw County: COVID-19 cases double, community spread ‘now likely’From March: On Thursday, March 19, the number of COVID-19 cases in the county doubled to 14, according to the Health Department. VIEW: Possible Washtenaw County coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure locationsFrom March: Health officials released a list of possible exposure locations that had been visited by residents of Oakland and Washtenaw counties who had the COVID-19 coronavirus.
House votes to increase direct payments to $2,000 -- What’s next in Senate?
However, the benefits will be slightly delayed until Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency can update its system with the renewals. If this comes to a vote, Stabenow believes enough Republicans will join to get the 60 votes needed to pass it. House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense billThe Democratic-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, setting the stage for what would be the first veto override of his presidency. House members voted 322-87 to override the veto, well above the two-thirds needed to override. The Senate, which is expected to vote on the override this week, also needs to approve it by a two-thirds majority.
Michigan members of Congress weigh in on COVID stimulus status
LANSING, Mich. – Members of the Michigan delegation are weighing in on the stimulus stalemate. With President Donald Trump’s demand for $2,000 checks, some democrats are finding themselves in a pretty unusual situation. Trump’s sudden demand for $2,000 checks for most Americans was swiftly rejected by House Republicans on ThursdayREAD: GOP blocks $2,000 checks as Trump leaves COVID aid in chaosCongresswoman Debbie Dingell spoke out in Washington on Thursday. Republicans blocked the bill in part because they wanted to cut foreign aid before sending larger checks to Americans. The rare Christmas Eve session of the House lasted just minutes, with help for millions of Americans awaiting Trump’s signature on the bill.
Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law, in the latest wave of clemency to benefit longtime associates and supporters. Manafort, who led Trump’s campaign during a pivotal 2016 period before being ousted over his ties to Ukraine, had been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for financial crimes related to his work in Ukraine. He was among the first people charged as part of Mueller’s investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Though the charges against Manafort did not concern the central thrust of Mueller’s mandate — whether the Trump campaign and Russia colluded to tip the election — he was nonetheless a pivotal figure in the investigation.
Trump suggests he might not sign COVID relief bill
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file phoot President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The most improbable of presidents, Donald Trump reshaped the office and shattered its centuries-old norms and traditions while dominating the national discourse like no one before. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is blasting the bipartisan $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress just passed and is suggesting that he may not sign it. Trump complained in a video that he tweeted out Tuesday night that the bill delivered too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to Americans. The relief package was brought forward Monday afternoon and sped through the House and Senate in a matter of hours as lawmakers worked to close the books on the year.
Rudy Giuliani pushes Michigan election fraud claims in Lansing
LANSING, Mich. – While supporters of President Donald Trump stood outside the Michigan House office building, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani testified before Michigan House on Wednesday, claiming massive voter fraud in Detroit. Giuliani brought with him witnesses, who signed affidavits that have already been presented in court in Trump campaign lawsuits and have been dismissed or pulled by the campaign. READ: Giuliani to Republicans: Pressure Legislature on Biden winThe Michigan Senate held a similar hearing on Tuesday. Michigan House Republications made it clear that Wednesday’s hearing was not about overturning election results in Michigan, but about listening to people who claimed they saw irregularities at the TCF Center in Detroit. Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.
Michigan State Sen. Mike Shirkey returns from Trump visit, does not answer questions
DETROIT – The envoy of Michigan Republican lawmakers who traveled to the White House Friday for a controversial meeting with President Donald Trump returned home Saturday. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey refused to answer questions despite releasing a statement the day before. There were also photos of Chatfield and several other Michigan Republicans drinking inside Trump Hotel while seated at a table. The State Board of Canvassers meets Monday to vote on certifying the state election. Since the presidential election Republican leaders have made allegations of voter fraud without substantial evidence.
Michigan GOP lawmakers: Meeting with President Trump was on state’s ‘fight against COVID-19′
The leaders of Michigan’s House and Senate met with President Donald Trump Friday. We have since sent the same correspondence to congressional leaders.”They made sure to ask for further federal dollars to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Currently, it’s hundreds of millions of dollars in federal money that is back filling the state budget. Both leaders also addressed the vote certification process. Several legal experts and local leaders say the state’s certification of votes is simply the next step in the process and should carry on normally, despite drama over the certification process in Wayne County this week.
Michigan GOP lawmakers say White House meeting with Trump was about push for COVID-19 relief
WASHINGTON – Michigan Senate majority leader Mike Shirkey and House speaker Lee Chatfield met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday. READ: Michigan GOP lawmakers meet with President Trump at White HouseSenate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield released the following statement:“The President of the United States extended invitations to us on Wednesday evening. We each accepted his invitation as we would accept an invitation from any sitting President if asked to meet at the White House. “We used our time in the White House to deliver a letter to President Trump making clear our support for additional federal funds to help Michigan in the fight against COVID-19. These are simple truths that should provide confidence in our elections.”I was glad to have met with President Trump this evening.
Michigan GOP lawmakers meet with President Trump at White House
DETROIT – Michigan Senate majority leader Mike Shirkey and House speaker Lee Chatfield met with President Donald Trump at the White House Friday. It’s one of the most controversial White House meetings in recent history and there’s concern the president is going to try get Shirkey and Chatfield to overturn Michigan’s election results. No matter the party, when you have an opportunity to meet with the President of the United States, of course you take it. We each accepted his invitation as we would accept an invitation from any sitting President if asked to meet at the White House. “We used our time in the White House to deliver a letter to President Trump making clear our support for additional federal funds to help Michigan in the fight against COVID-19.
Wayne County GOP canvassers say call from Trump did not influence vote decisions
DETROIT – The two GOP members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers said the presidential election played no role in their decision despite receiving a phone call from President Donald Trump. The presidential phone call is where the controversy begins, but they both said the president’s only concern was for their safety. Monica Palmer said she has deep concerns for her daughter’s safety and William Hartmann has reportedly gone into hiding. Wayne County Board of Canvassers vice chair Jonathan Kinloch said he believes their explanation falls flat. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office said in a statement Thursday that there is no legal mechanism for two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers to rescind their votes cast for certification.
What we know about President Trump’s meeting with two Michigan GOP lawmakers
DETROIT – Michigan Senate majority leader Mike Shirkey and House speaker Lee Chatfield are expected to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House Friday. It’s an extraordinary move as the Trump Campaign continues to attempt to stop Michigan from certifying the election results. Speaker Lee Chatfield confirmed that he was meeting with the president in a tweet just before the meeting Friday, saying he is honored to speak with Trump. No matter the party, when you have an opportunity to meet with the President of the United States, of course you take it. And I look forward to our conversation.”The 4 p.m. meeting comes after a contentious meeting with the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.
Michigan GOP lawmakers to meet with President Trump at White House Friday
Their vote will stand.”The big question is what the Michigan Board of State Canvassers does on Monday. In midst of the election certification process, President Donald Trump has asked Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield to meet with him at the White House on Friday. Representatives with the Michigan State House and Senate could not be reached for comment. “There is no legal mechanism for them to rescind their vote. Their job is done and the next step in the process is for the Board of State Canvassers to meet and certify,” said secretary of state spokeswoman Tracy Wimmer, the AP reports.
President Trump fires head of DHS election security agency
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election. a former Microsoft executive, ran the agency, known as CISA, from its creation in the wake of Russian interference with the 2016 election through the November election. He won bipartisan praise as CISA coordinated federal state and local efforts to defend electoral systems from foreign or domestic interference. Some state election officials and Republicans, suspicious of federal intrusion on their turf, were opposed to the designation. But the Trump administration supported the designation, and, eventually, skeptical state officials welcomed the assistance.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for National Guard help through March
Gretchen Whitmer is asking President Donald Trump for an extension of the National Guard’s help to fight COVID-19 through March. Whitmer sent a letter to Trump requesting Title 32 authority be extended so the Michigan National Guard can continue aiding COVID-19 response and vaccine-related activities through March 31, according to state officials. Federal pay and benefits for the Michigan National Guard has already been authorized by Trump through the end of 2020. “The Michigan National Guard remains a crucial part of the state’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Guard is vital to our ongoing recovery as well,” Whitmer said. Michigan officials said in anticipation of rapid approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the state will look to the National Guard for help distributing the vaccine.
Legal action by Trump campaign and GOP unlikely to impact Michigan election results
DETROIT – With deadlines fast approaching, Michigan state Republicans and President Donald Trump’s campaign are hoping to change the outcome of the election in a few ways. According to Michigan state law, a recount has to be triggered when a candidate wins by less than 2,000 votes, which doesn’t apply to this year. It can also be petitioned by a campaign as long as they have a reasonable chance to win. “I think it’s important to dispel the notion legislative leaders in Michigan can choose different electors,” the statement read. While many of these options could muddy the waters election, experts think they’ll do little, if anything, to impact the election in Michigan.
Breaking down President Trump’s claims regarding ballot counting in Detroit
DETROIT – President Donald Trump held a press conference last night and declared, without any evidence, that there is widespread fraud in this election. Some fellow Republicans called out Trump about his words, saying they were inappropriate and dangerous. Without a shred of evidence Trump attacked the democratic process of counting legal votes under the watchful eyes of challengers and poll watchers from both parties. Trump supporters did protest outside the TCF Center in Downtown Detroit during vote counting. While they were doing that, there were Republican representatives inside, working alongside Democrat representatives.
Election results: What states are we still waiting on, and why? A breakdown
A handful of pivotal states remained in play Thursday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. But there are outstanding ballots left to be counted in the coming days. North CarolinaThe situationWith ballots left to count, the race is too early to call. As long as those ballots are postmarked by Nov. 3, state election officials have until Nov. 12 to count them. And when it comes to mail ballots, Biden was outperforming Trump.
Michigan Attorney General investigates robocalls spreading misinformation on Election Day
It was false information and an attempt to suppress voters on Election Day. READ: Michigan officials warn voters about spread of misinformation on Election DayMichigan 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. It will help you figure out if you’re registered to vote, where to go and where your local clerk’s office is located. Michigan allows same-day voter registration -- that means you can register to vote on Election Day. If you request the ballot on Election Day you have to vote immediately while in the clerk’s office.
President Trump holds rally in Grand Rapids tonight
Published: November 3, 2020, 12:15 am Updated: November 3, 2020, 1:15 am(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – President Donald Trump held d a rally in Grand Rapids late Monday night one day for Election Day. Grand Rapids was one of the last cities Trump visited in Michigan during the 2016 presidential campaign. The president stopped in Traverse City earlier Monday and Washington Township on Sunday. READ: President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election Day
President Trump holds rally in Traverse City, Grand Rapids Monday night
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – President Donald Trump makes his last few stops in Michigan on Monday one day before Election Day. The president held a rally in Traverse City early in the day and then a late night rally in Grand Rapids. “We want the same result as we had four years ago from Michigan,” Trump said in Traverse City. “I’m asking you to go tomorrow and vote for a person named President Trump.”READ: With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votesREAD: President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election DayVice President Mike Pence spoke in Grand Rapids Monday night ahead of the president. “We’re here tonight for the same reason you are... And that is Michigan and American need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” Pence said.
President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election Day
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Election Day is just one day away and those in the running are in their final sprint for the White House. President Donald Trump and his campaign were heavily focused on Michigan on Monday. By the time the polls open on Tuesday, he will have made three stops in a little more than 48 hours. READ: With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votesTrump was in Washington Township on Sunday. He made a stop in Traverse City on Monday and he will round out the night with a rally in Grand Rapids.
Both presidential campaigns making final push to Election Day
With one day left until Election Day on Nov. 3, more people from both campaign teams are showing up in Michigan, aiming to gather as many votes as possible. President Trump stopped in Washington Township Sunday, holding a rally at Total Sports Park. READ: Both presidential campaigns prioritize Michigan ahead of Election DayREAD: Michigan Election 2020: How to find your voting precinctFormer President Barack Obama, Vice President Mike Pence, former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden and even Gov. In the meantime, Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden are both planning to campaign leading up to Tuesday. On Monday, Trump is preparing for his final two stops in Traverse City and Grand Rapids -- Grand Rapids was the final stop on Trump’s campaign trail back in 2016.
President Trump makes final appeal to Metro Detroit
DETROIT – President Donald Trump returned to Metro Detroit Sunday -- his second stop in the area in three days. He made a final appeal to voters in Washington Township at a packed campaign rally. Trump is hoping to win back suburban voters in the crucial Macomb County -- a county he won in 2016 by double-digits. During his rally, Trump attacked Gov. Some said they came as far away as Arizona for a final chance to see the president.
Campaigning for the 2020 presidency: These photos tell the story
(2020 Getty Images)President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at iG Flight Services on Oct. 26, 2020 in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a voter mobilization center on Oct. 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to reporters while visiting a voter mobilization center on Oct. 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport on Oct. 24, 2020 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in campaign rally at Dallas High School on Oct. 24, 2020 in Dallas, Pennsylvania.
5 days until the election: Trump, Biden will appeal to last-minute voters
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person Tuesday. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
Eric, Tiffany Trump to visit Michigan on Thursday for separate events
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Eric and Tiffany Trump will visit Michigan on Thursday for separate events, the Donald Trump campaign announced. Eric Trump is making stops at Hope Sports Complex in Lansing and ResLife Church in Grandville, Michigan. The Lansing event will begin at 2:30 p.m., and the Grandville event will begin at 6 p.m., according to the campaign. Tiffany Trump is scheduled to attend a “Breakfast With Tiffany” event at 9 a.m. Thursday in Birmingham. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. today announced Tiffany Trump will headline a ‘Breakfast with Tiffany’ event in Birmingham, Michigan on Thursday, October 29th in support of President Donald J. Trump’s re-election.
Live stream: Michigan Gov. Whitmer discusses voting in General Election
Gretchen Whitmer is holding a news conference Wednesday to discuss voting in the upcoming General Election. You can watch live in the stream above. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel. The goal is to ensure a convenient and flexible election to Michiganders, state officials said. Click here to view ClickOnDetroit’s full coverage of the election.