Trump supports at Lansing capitol

Trump supporters challenge election results in Lansing

Protesters gather on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol on Saturday afternoon following news of Joe Biden’s projected win against President Donald J. Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Trump won Michigan in 2016 with the tightest margin in any state. In 2020, Michigan was on of several close battleground states. After Biden was projected to win Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, the state was one of several where the Republican Party said it would challenge results. Challenges are being mounted in Michigan courts now.

MSU students hope for unity after the election

November in Michigan means many things each year: turning our clocks back one hour, the magical color changes in our leaves, and on those rare four year occasions, the change in the face of a nation. Election Tuesday on Nov. 3rd saw six different buildings on MSU’s campus turn into polling stations for the day. But whether voting at the Union, Brody Cafe or even at I.M. West, there were no lines to be seen. COVID-19 caused the largest proportion of Americans in the history of our election process to vote via mail this year.

East Lansing voters

Despite dire warnings, they voted in person and liked it

After weeks of hearing that polling places would be crowded, dangerous and contentious, some voters in East Lansing, Detroit and Shiawassee County who decided to chancve it were pleasantly surprised. They said voting precincts were ready for them, lines were short or organized to move swiftly and they felt safe from COVID-19.

A "vote" sign is staked outside Dixie Baptist Church in Oakland County's Springfield Township.

Michigan voters head to polls

Michigan voters headed to the polls this morning amid a pandemic that’s helped push absentee voting to record levels. More than 3 million Michigan voters have cast absentee ballots, according to the Secretary of State’s office, and 2 million people are expected to vote in person at the polls today. That could beat a turnout record of just over 5 million ballots cast in 2008.

Decision 2020 has arrived and voters are fired up

After months of campaigning, candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s fate rests in the hands of voters. Accessibility to voting has never been more expanded, and with a record-breaking 100 million votes cast before Election Day, many are still waiting to cast their ballot in-person.