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2020 election

Lester Graham

Two Democratic lawmakers are introducing resolutions calling for the investigation and censure of state Representative Matt Maddock (R-Milford).

Representative Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck) and Representative Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Twp.) said each of them had formally submitted one of the two resolutions on Wednesday, and both resolutions would be officially read into the record during the House session on January 19.

MDOS livestream / Youtube

The Michigan Department of State began an audit of the November election on Monday. 

Audits are performed after every election in Michigan, but state officials say this is a new form of audit and it is more rigorous than those relied on in the past.

Jonathan Brater is director of the state's Bureau of Elections. He oversaw the first stage of the audit in a livestream on Youtube, an event that was attended by several Republican and Democratic clerks. 

Dana Nessel
Jodi Westrick / Michigan Radio

Following the November presidential election, Republican lawyers filed a string of lawsuits in battleground states – including here in Michigan.

Their goal was to attempt to throw out results in order to re-elect President Donald Trump.

The effort did not work. Judges said the lawsuits lacked evidence or contained misinformation.

Dana Nessel
Jodi Westrick / Michigan Radio

Protesters who gathered outside Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s Detroit home this past weekend crossed the line from protected speech to threats and intimidation.

That’s according to statements made by Benson, and state Attorney General Dana Nessel. Nessel was a guest on Stateside Monday.

person dropping absentee ballot into ballot box
Jodi Westrick / Michigan Radio

In total, 15,302 absentee ballots were rejected in Michigan's November 3 election, according to figures released Wednesday by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

That's a rejection rate of 0.46%, or less than half of one percent of the record breaking 3.3 million absentee ballots cast.

In comparison, about 1.6 million absentee ballots were cast in the August primary election, and 10,600 of them were rejected.