Friday, January 8, 2021 - 5:23pm

Local, state and national leaders are calling for President Donald Trump’s removal from office after a mob of his supporters seeking to overturn the results of the November election staged an insurrection Wednesday and stormed the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying President-Elect Joe Biden’s electoral college win. 

Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 5:10pm
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., was sworn in for his second term Sunday morning.

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., was sworn in for his second term Sunday morning as the 117th Congress convened for the first time. 

Saturday, January 2, 2021 - 4:06pm
Newly elected Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Eli Savit was sworn into office Saturday afternoon.

Eli Savit, University of Michigan Law School alum, was sworn in Saturday afternoon by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack as the new Washtenaw County prosecutor. Victoria Burton-Harris, Savit’s chief assistant, was also sworn in at the ceremony, which was held in the University’s Law Quadrangle. 

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 8:33pm


As signs of a viable vaccine show promise in resolving the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne County Commissioner Sam Baydoun hosted and moderated a town hall with local and state leaders on Monday evening to discuss the importance of continuing to curb the spread of the virus. 

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 12:23pm

The Board of State Canvassers will meet Monday to discuss the certification of Michigan’s election results. Detroit, along with several other major cities in key swing states, has become a key focus of the Trump legal team and Republican Party as they try to undermine election results nearly three weeks after the polls closed on Nov. 3. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 8:45pm
President Donald Trump speaks at his rally in Macomb, Michigan, November 11.

The Donald Trump campaign hosted a press call on its legal efforts to challenge the results of the general election in Michigan Tuesday evening. The press call featured Tim Murtaugh, campaign director of communications, Matt Morgan, campaign general counsel, and Thor Hearne, counsel to the campaign, who discussed details of the litigation the campaign plans to file in Michigan.

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 8:05pm
Students cheer in Ann Arbor after Joe Biden is declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.


Students took to State Street to celebrate after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday.

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 3:50pm

Michigan, a crucial swing state in Tuesday’s election, will likely have election results by Friday, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said at a press conference Monday afternoon. 

State and local officials have repeatedly cautioned residents not to expect final tallies on Tuesday night, noting that counting mail-in ballots will be a time-intensive process. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 5:03pm
Michigan Political Consulting Club, a student organization at the University, has released a set of predictions for Michigan legislature races ahead of the election.

The Michigan Political Consulting Club, a student organization at the University of Michigan, has compiled a set of predictions for Michigan legislature results for all 110 districts across the state using fundraising, incumbency and polling data.

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 8:07pm

While many in Michigan have already cast their votes with mail-in ballots, millions of people are still planning to vote in-person on Election Day

Poll workers, city clerks and state officials are working to ensure a safe voting experience for all who choose to vote in person amid the pandemic, including in Michigan.