Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office will help Detroit train workers and expand satellite clerk’s offices to reduce election issues. Nearly three-quarters of the city’s absentee precincts were ineligible for recounts.
A statewide group of news and government transparency groups is pushing the Whitmer administration to timely name schools and colleges in Michigan with coronavirus outbreaks as families decide whether to send children to classrooms.
Vote counts at hundreds of precincts were out of balance in the city’s primary election in August, prompting concerns that a recount could disenfranchise many Detroit voters in the fall presidential election. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is facing pressure to step in.
After more than 9,300 Michigan voters applied to become members of the state’s first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, only eight Detroiters remain in the applicant pool. A computer will randomly select the final 13 individuals, who must represent the state’s political, geographic and population demographics.
Expanded absentee voting has changed the game in Michigan, political observers say. Here’s the analysis of Detroit’s August primary.
As the economic crisis reaches its fifth month, Detroit is experiencing mass unemployment and almost half of the city’s residents are facing extreme financial hardship. Detroiters need another stimulus check. Here’s why.