After the Trump administration proposed a new rule to increase restrictions on international student visas, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel co-signed a letter with 21 other state attorneys general opposing the policy.
Following election night, results for national, state and local races remain largely uncertain. The election will likely be decided by a handful of states including Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump initially led in many of these states, with former Vice President Joe Biden’s votes increasing as more mail-in and early votes were counted.
Only three days before in-person polls open for the Nov. 3 presidential election, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and former president Barack Obama held their first joint appearances at car rallies in Flint, Mich., and Detroit on Saturday afternoon.
The two repeatedly endorsed Michigan Democrats running for re-election this Tuesday, including Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.; U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich.; and Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich.
In previous election cycles, results have been reported on election night as precincts tally their votes, with a winner being declared hours after polls close. This year, however, a final result may not be available for days or weeks after the election. With concerns around the safety of in-person voting, a record number of voters are using absentee ballots.
Candidates for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners detailed their platforms in videos uploaded Tuesday. They discussed priorities for the county amid the COVID-19 pandemic and pressing issues facing local governments.
The University of Michigan Central Campus and the surrounding area are represented by Commissioner Jason Morgan, D-District 8, who is running for reelection and currently serves as the chair of the Board of Commissioners.
State funding for the University of Michigan will remain stable under the new budget signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday. Until the new budget was announced, it was unclear if the state would decrease appropriations for the University as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The League of Women Voters of Ann Arbor interviewed candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives from Districts 52 through 55, as well as the candidates for Washtenaw County treasurer and Washtenaw County clerk Thursday through videos uploaded to their website.
Solomon Rajput decided to put medical school on hold in September 2019 and run for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 12th district against incumbent Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. After losing the primary election in August, Rajput went back to medical school and started Done Waiting, an organization working to get other progressive candidates elected.