Detroit Youth Choir releases song about Georgia Senate races
DETROIT – The Detroit Youth Choir took to the world of politics Friday when they released a new song about the highly-watched Senate races in Georgia. READ: Stakes high for U.S. Senate runoffs in GeorgiaThe song -- titled “Georgia’s Changing” -- only featuring two artists instead of the entire choir. Both artists featured in the song have grandparents from Georgia who were also active in the civil rights movement. The song ends with a message telling watchers to vote blue and vote for the democrats in the race. The video was posted to the Detroit Youth Choir’s Twitter account with a quote from Lewis.
Sen. Gary Peters claims victory; John James has ‘deep concerns’ about vote totals
As incumbent Sen. Gary Peters is declaring victory, Republican challenger John James is not ready to concede. In a statement Thursday, James said, “This campaign is not about me, it never has been. While Sen. Peters is currently ahead, I have deep concerns that millions of Michiganders may have been disenfranchised by a dishonest few who cheat." James also said he will accept the votes “and the will of the people” when the process is complete. If you have character and if you have integrity, you do it gracefully," Peters later said.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump-Biden final debate comments on climate change
Climate change was the focus of one of the sections during the final presidential debate Thursday night as it was the first time voters were able to hear from both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on their records and plans to combat climate change. The Trust Index team is labeling this “be careful” because it depends on the number the President is using. Biden on climate change timelineFinally, one more from Biden on the climate change timeline. “We don’t have much time, we’re going to pass the point of no return, return the next eight to 10 years,” he said. More fact checks from the final presidential debate:Presidential Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:First Presidential debate fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Separating fact from fiction in Michigan Senate race
DETROIT – We’re separating fact from fiction in one of Michigan’s most contentious and most expensive races. “He believes in no exception,” Peters said of James. As for hiding his plan, James is likely referring to amendments Peters made to congressional financial disclosures after initially not disclosing the state plan. We’re calling this Be Careful because James isn’t exactly correct on how Peters' plan works. James is referring to a statement Peters made in 2018 at a town hall where he said Medicare-For-All is likely down the road.
Putting healthcare claims through the Trust Index ahead of Nov. 3 election
Local 4 decided to run two of the most seen claims regarding healthcare through our Trust Index. “James' healthcare plan increases the cost of prescription drugs. James has said he’d advocate for a healthcare plan that’s market-based and protects those with pre-existing conditions. Gary Peters' plan for healthcareLocal 4 is looking into allegations from James on Peters' plan for healthcare. The plan James is referring to is the Michigan Legislative Retirement Plan, according to releases from the Michigan Republican Party.