Elections

Eli Savit, the Democratic candidate for Washtenaw County Prosecutor, talks with students at the Ford School of Public Policy to discuss his campaign and ways students can get involved Sunday afternoon.

Eli Savit, the Democratic candidate for Washtenaw County Prosecutor, met with students at the Ford School of Public Policy Sunday afternoon to discuss his campaign and ways students can get involved.

Candidates take the stage for night one of the CNN Democratic Debate in the Fox Theater Tuesday night.

On Tuesday night, 10 candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination gathered in downtown Detroit’s Fox Theatre for a live debate organized by CNN. Approximately 3,500 students, government leaders, city residents and guests were in attendance.

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Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., gave the keynote address to a crowd of 10,000 people at the 64th annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Dinner at the Cobo Conference Center in Detroit Sunday evening. The Detroit branch of the NAACP is the largest in the nation.

The Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate at WDIV-TV Thursday evening.

Michigan’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates gathered at WDIV Local 4 in Detroit Thursday night for their final debate before the Aug. 7 primaries.

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In a poll of students conducted by The Daily earlier this month, a majority said they were unfamiliar with Michigan's gubernatorial candidates this year. The Daily talked to several major candidates to help provide a guide.

Students were hoping to get their peers to turn up Tuesday on the Diag  — turn up to vote, that is.

Tuesday night, a federal judge halted the 2016 presidential election recount in Michigan, which Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested a few weeks ago. 

Amid an ongoing recount of Michigan's vote launched by Jill Stein, the former Green Party presidential nominee, University of Michigan professors and local Democrats are saying they think such efforts are highly unlikely to change the results of the election.

Along with unexpected national election results on Nov. 8, there was also the local failure of a proposal to raise $2.9 billion from taxpayers over the next 20 years to oversee development of a regional transportation system in southeast Michigan.