2020 ELECTIONS

4 years of a Trump White House leaves Flint’s Latinx voters with ‘non-negotiable’ decision

Flint, MI–Alondra Rosas Ornelas, a 19-year-old UM-Flint engineering student and first-time voter, said voting became “non-negotiable” for her after witnessing this year’s Black Lives Matter protests. For Ornelas, the past four years has been a time when she said she’s watched racism become more commonplace, something she blames on the rhetoric of the Trump administration.…

Flint Schools to have an all-female board of ed.

Flint, MI— Twelve candidates competed for three open spots on the Flint Schools Board of Education, and according to unofficial polling results, Joyce Ellis-McNeal, Anita M. Moore and Laura Gillespie MacIntyre will serve as next year’s newest members.  With President Casey Lester, Trustee Blake Strozier and Secretary Betty Ramsdell stepping down in December, the new…

Why the eyes of the world are on Flint this election

Flint, MI– Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, Joe Biden and Barack Obama have visited Flint in recent months to campaign for the presidential election.  Journalists from Brazil, France, Norway and Australia have come to Flint to do election coverage.  Robocalls targeted Flint residents specifically urging them not to vote on election day and spreading misinformation. So…

Genesee County Elections Live Updates

Flint Beat will be updating Genesee County election results in real time. Check back here for the latest on the polls. Updated as of: 10:18 a.m. Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States Total VotesPercentageJoseph Biden and Kamala Harris, DEM12008253.63%Donald Trump and Michael Pence, REP9919944.30% Genesee County Clerk and Register of Deed Total…

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Local Politics

Flint residents can weigh in on proposed redistricting plans

Flint, Mich. — Flint residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on draft district lines proposed by Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission for the state House of Representatives, state Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives during a hearing on Oct. 26. The commission is presenting four drafts of maps for the U.S. House, and…

Flint City Council Candidate Forums: 8th and 9th ward candidates weigh in

Flint, MI–The Flint City Council Candidate Forums for Flint’s eighth and ninth wards are now live. You can view them here. Not all candidates chose to participate, but all who did were asked the same questions about how they would serve the city–from how they would address blight and crime to balancing the city’s budget.…

Flint City Council fails to address several agenda items in six-hour meeting

Flint, MI– Over the course of about six hours, the Flint City Council was only able to get through one full committee meeting, leaving planned discussions on ordinances, appointments, and contracts behind.  Instead, the council spent much of their time appealing warnings, arguing, and discussing the personal living situation of one member. On Oct. 20,…

Flint City Council Candidate Forums: 7th ward candidates have their say

Flint, MI–The Flint City Council Candidate Forum for Flint’s seventh ward is now live. You can see what the candidates have to say about their community here. All candidates were asked the same questions about how they would serve the city–from addressing crime and blight to how they would balance the budget. You can check…

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