2020 ELECTIONS

Voting by flashlight: Election Day power outage doesn’t stop Flint voters

Flint, MI— The power went out at Freeman Elementary, a Flint polling location, for about three hours during the middle of Election Day. But poll workers said it did not deter the voting process.  Around 2 p.m., Freeman Elementary and the surrounding neighborhood lost power. Poll workers were able to secure a generator for the […]

State set to investigate potential attempt to ‘suppress’ Flint voters

Flint, MI– Following a warning from Michigan leaders about robocalls giving false information to voters, Flint community leaders took to social media to spread the truth, and state officials say an investigation is to come. This morning, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel tweeted out that she had gotten “reports of multiple robocalls going to Flint […]

Flint voter turnout likely to surpass 2016, officials say

Flint, MI— Flint residents have already mailed in 18,000 absentee ballots as of Oct. 30 and poll workers report that Election Day turnout is up, officials said.  “We are hearing that voter turnout is high,” Leslie Raleigh, Genesee County chief deputy clerk, said. During the sunny afternoon, polls were busy but moving along quickly.  “This […]

State Attorney General warns Flint of lying robocalls

Flint, MI– Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning Flint residents of robocalls giving them false voting information. Earlier this morning, Nessel tweeted out that  she has gotten “reports of multiple robocalls going to Flint residents that, due to long lines, they should vote tomorrow.” Flint voters must be in line at the polls by […]

Biden, Obama make first joint stop of campaign season in Flint

Flint, MI–Hundreds of cars containing thousands of people lined Carpenter road in preparation for the first Biden/Obama campaign stop of the election cycle. Citizens from as far as Mackinac City honked their horns together as the former president and vice president assailed Donald Trump’s presidency. The drive-in rally, which filled Northwestern High School’s parking lot, […]

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Local Politics

Michigan closes dining rooms, movie theaters, high schools, colleges

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sunday that Michigan is reinstating some restrictions intended to fight the spread of COVID-19 as the state faces record high rates of the virus. The orders temporarily stop in-person instruction at high schools and colleges, halt high school athletics, and close bar and restaurant dining rooms, movie theaters, bowling alleys and […]

Whitmer: Thanksgiving will ‘look different this year’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that Thanksgiving needs to look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging Michigan residents to host virtual celebrations in place of traditional family gatherings. “Thanksgiving is going to look different this year. It just has to,” Whitmer said. “Medical experts across the country strongly recommend that we do […]

Three Flint city council members block water settlement meeting–again

Flint, MI–For the second meeting in a row, three Flint city council members voted not to go into a closed executive session to discuss the status of the state’s $600 million water lawsuit settlement that was announced in August. At Monday night’s meeting, Councilwoman Monica Galloway, Councilwoman Jerri Winfrey-Carter and Councilman Eric Mays voted not […]

Flint city council elects Kate Fields to be council president

Flint, MI–Flint city council members voted to elect Kate Fields as the new council president, and re-elect Maurice Davis as council vice president. Fields and Davis each received five votes. “I would like to thank my colleagues for their support. The job of being council president is not always an easy job, and I would […]

‘This is an awesome moment in history for Flint’: Residents attend Joe Biden drive-in rally

Flint, MI– Mary McDonald’s birthday is Nov. 3. Her only wish is that Joe Biden is elected president.   On Oct. 31, McDonald stood outside the entrance of Northwestern High School sporting a green Alpha Kappa Alpha zip-up jacket (the same sorority Biden’s running mate Sen. Kamala Harris is in) and a matching Biden/Harris facemask. She […]

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