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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House has canceled its voting session scheduled for Tuesday following an announcement that Rudy Giuliani tested positive for the coronavirus just days after he testified before lawmakers in Lansing without wearing a mask. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney spoke for hours Wednesday before a Republican-led committee investigating alleged election irregularities. House Speaker Lee Chatfield says multiple representatives have requested time to receive results from recent COVID-19 tests before returning to session out of an abundance of caution.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to leverage the power of the Oval Office in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. But his pleas Friday to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appear to have left them unswayed. Trump summoned a delegation of the battleground state’s Republican leadership in an apparent extension of his efforts to persuade judges and election officials in the state to set aside Biden’s 154,000-vote margin of victory and grant Trump the state’s electors.

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A Wayne County judge says certification of election ballots will go forward on schedule. He issued the decision Friday on whether or not to order a delay in certifying election results.

That delay request came from plaintiffs who are challenging how ballot counting was handled in Detroit.

President Donald Trump’s campaign has also filed a lawsuit in the western Michigan U.S. District Court to attempt to stop the certification of the state’s election results.

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Political groups are pouring big money into school board campaigns in Indiana this year. These hotly contested elections help shape the future of education, but school boards make decisions that have a wide impact on their local communities.

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U.S. Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) both say they'll vote for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the Nov. 3 election.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state constitutional amendment to designate electronic communication and data as personal property has made it onto the November ballot. If passed, the amendment would put the same protections given to “person, houses, papers and possessions” that are in the state constitution and the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution. Law enforcement would require a warrant to access electronic data and communication. Michigan is not the first state to try to legislate for reasonable cause and a search warrant to obtain electronic data. Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire and more have also tried.

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More than a dozen school districts in Indiana are asking voters to approve funding for construction projects, general operating costs, or both, during the June 2 primary. 

School districts across the state are asking voters to approve a total of 18 referendum questions. A referendum allows schools to collect a certain amount of property tax funding above the property tax caps put in place by lawmakers in 2008.

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The Senate is voting on a $2 trillion deal to help jump-start the U.S. economy, battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the floor proceedings live.

MSU May Give Students A Day Off On Election Day

Jan 21, 2020
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is considering a fall break next school year, which could give students Election Day off.

But some think the schedule change could undercut efforts to encourage student voting on campus.

Classes could be canceled on Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 3, which is Election Day.

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The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

You can watch it live below. You can also listen live over the air on 88.1 WVPE.

MichMash-August 2: Vote!

Aug 2, 2019
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Communities across Michigan head to the polls on Tuesday. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about how national politics are dragging attention away from these important elections.

Elkhart Co. demonstrates new voting equipment

Feb 28, 2019

ELKHART COUNTY - Tonight (Feb. 28) the Elkhart County Clerk's Office will hold the first of four demonstrations of new voting equipment that will be used by the county's voters in the May primaries.  The new machines provide a paper trail for votes.  The county moved $1.8 million from the landfill fund to pay for the new machines. That money will be paid back with interest over the next five years. 

Here's when/where the demonstrations will be held:

Feb. 28 at 6pm - Goshen Public Library

Mar. 4 at 6:30pm - Elkhart Public Library

Groups host debates for County Sheriff at IUSB

Mar 20, 2018

 

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings the candidates for Sheriff in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties will debate at IU South Bend.

The candidates for St. Joseph County sheriff will debate Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Weikamp Hall at IUSB, those for Elkhart County sheriff will debate at 6:30 on Wednesday evening at the IUSB Elkhart Center.

These debates  and several others as well as meet the candidates forums are hosted by the local American Democracy Project and League of Women Voters.

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