Monday, November 23, 2020 - 4:44pm
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The Michigan Board of State Canvassers met Monday afternoon to certify the 2020 election results of all 83 counties in the state, verifying President-elect Joe Biden’s win while the Trump campaign continues to make baseless claims of voter fraud.

By certifying the election results, Michigan will now send its 16 Democratic delegates to the Electoral College meeting on Dec. 14, where they are expected to cast their votes for Biden. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:18pm
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The Ford School hosted a YouTube livestream Thursday evening to discuss the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and what the policy priorities will be of the incoming Biden administration. 

The event began with Public Policy professor Luke Shaefer posing a question to panelist and Public Policy professor Shobita Parthasarathy about what she believes should be the top priority of the Biden administration in addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 4:23pm
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Joe Biden has been declared the winner of Michigan’s 16 electoral college votes, according to the Associated Press. The state is crucial to Biden’s path to the White House in his effort to oust President Donald Trump and win the election. 

The call was announced nearly 24 hours after polling locations closed, with various media outlets including CNN and The New York Times projecting him as the winner. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 12:49pm
Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at the Iowa Caucus on February 3rd, 2020.

The Michigan Daily sat down with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, to discuss the Nov. 3 election and the impact of the election on the future of the Democratic Party and the nation as a whole. Warren has been in the Senate since 2013 and is a prominent progressive voice in the Democratic Party. 

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:38pm
In a campaign video for Joe Biden, Lizzo urges University of Michigan students to vote.

University of Michigan leadership and local officials are close to begging students to vote. They aren’t alone.

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 2:19pm
Students register to vote for the upcoming election in the UMMA.

In 2016, LSA senior Cory Dubin, a high school senior at the time, walked into his local polling station in White Lake, Michigan. Under 18 at the time, he wasn’t there to vote, but to be a poll worker. 

He said he walked out of the polling station with new insights on existing barriers to voting. 

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 7:14pm
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a 'Clean Slate' bill into law Monday morning.

 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed ‘Clean Slate’ legislation into law on Monday, reforming the current criminal expungement laws and providing former prisoners with more opportunities for employment and housing in the state of Michigan. 

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 10:29pm
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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose spoke on YouTube Livestream Friday afternoon to discuss voter turnout and access across the two battleground states in anticipation of the Nov. 3 general election.

As secretary of state, Benson has focused on making elections more accessible and secure. She previously wrote a book, “State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process,” which focused on the secretary of state’s role in holding up election and campaign finance laws.