Michigan G.O.P. Chair Is Criticized After Calling State’s Top Democrats ‘Witches’

Ron Weiser, who leads the state’s Republican Party, was swiftly denounced after a video surfaced in which he also joked about assassination when discussing two G.O.P. congressmen.

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Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden

A key official designated President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner after Michigan certified his victory there and President Trump lost another court decision in Pennsylvania.

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Why It Wasn’t Normal When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

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When Michigan Republicans Refused to Certify Votes, It Wasn’t Normal

The G.O.P. members of a county canvassing board eventually approved Detroit’s election results, but the process left many voters wondering what stands between a routine election and a breakdown of democracy.

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Michigan Republicans Backtrack After Refusing to Certify Election Results

G.O.P. members of the elections board in Wayne County, which includes Detroit and is heavily Democratic, reversed their decision to hold up approval of Joe Biden’s victory after an outcry.

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After Warnings It Could Go Off the Rails, the Election Actually Ran Smoothly

Amid the logistical challenges of voting in a pandemic, and despite threats of foreign interference, violence and disinformation, the machinery of democracy held up quite well.

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How Could Vote-by-Mail Impact the Election? Look at Michigan

Vote-by-mail has become one of the most contentious issues of the 2020 election. But while battles rage on social media and in the courts, a group of bipartisan Michigan election officials worry they won’t have the time or resources to ensure results on election night.

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Trump vs. the Women Who Lead Michigan: A Battle With 2020 Implications

The president has picked fights with Michigan’s governor, attorney general and secretary of state over voting rights and the coronavirus. They haven’t backed down.

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Want Better Elections? Choose Better Secretaries of State

Secretaries of state do more than count ballots and issue drivers’ licenses. They safeguard our democracy.

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As Trump Rails Against Voting by Mail, States Open the Door for It

Despite the president’s opposition, states are increasingly reducing barriers to what many see as the safest way to vote amid the pandemic.

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Trump Steps Up Attacks on Mail Vote, Making False Claims About Michigan

President Trump threatened to withhold federal funding for Michigan and Nevada if the states moved forward in expanding vote by mail.

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