Politics

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(MPRN-Lansing) If you’re expelled or resign from your seat in the legislature, you shouldn’t get to run for the seat you vacated. That’s the logic behind a bill making progress in Lansing. 

Trump Friends And Foes Gather At State Capitol

Mar 6, 2017
Supporters of President Donald Trump rally at State Capitol Saturday March 4, 2017
Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) “March 4 Trump” rallies took place across Michigan Saturday. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

More than $1-million was raised and spent in seven state House races last year. Three of those were in Southwest Michigan. Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director says it’s part of the growing amount of money in state elections.


Rick Pluta, The Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s elections chief says it appears there were 31 instances of people casting two ballots in the 2016 election, but it doesn’t seem to have changed any results. That was the finding of audits of the election results, as well as a separate inquiry into ballot irregularities in Detroit. 

Caleb Pluta, the Michigan Public Radio Network / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) State officials say any federal investigation will not turn up widespread vote fraud in Michigan, despite unsubstantiated accusations by President Trump that millions of people voted illegally. 

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