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How redistricting helped Democrats flip Michigan

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Abortion on the ballot and the popularity of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is taking much of the credit for Michigan’s Democratic trifecta at the midterms — but Dems also have the end of unfair political boundaries to thank. What happened: Redistricting reform leveled the playing field, Nancy Wang, director of Voters Not Politicians, tells Axios. When people turned out […]

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In Michigan, ‘red wave’ spin gives way to a blue ‘blowout’

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“This is absolutely historic, an epic landslide for pro-democracy Michiganders.” That was the assessment of Jeff Timmer, a former Michigan GOP executive director now with the anti-Trump Lincoln Party, after seeing the midterm election results Wednesday morning.  Democrats in Michigan have made history for the first time in four decades by taking back control of both […]

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5 long-term impacts Proposals 1, 2 could have on Michigan

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Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved Proposals 1 and 2 on the ballot Nov. 8 – signaling their desire for more government transparency and voting access. A quick rundown of the proposals: Proposal 1 requires annual financial disclosures from the governor, attorney general, secretary of state and legislators and restricts term limits in the Legislature to 12 […]

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Election deniers are embedded in Michigan canvassing boards — advocates say they’re ready

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Michigan has been a hotbed for election fraud conspiracy theories since 2020, but this year extremist election deniers have filled roles on election canvassing boards that are responsible for tallying votes and certifying the state’s elections.  The bipartisan boards in several different Michigan counties now have GOP canvassers who still question Joe Biden’s victory and […]

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Michigan proposal could block partisan actors from overturning elections

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Seventy-two hours before election day, Anne Ballew and her husband Tom Porter spent their Saturday afternoon darting up and down stoops to knock on doors in Dearborn, just outside Detroit. But Ballew and Porter weren’t there to talk about Michigan’s races for governor, US House, attorney general or secretary of state. They were there to […]

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Why We Canvass – From the Voices of Volunteers

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You know by now how important this election is, and what Voters Not Politicians is doing to protect our democracy as pro-voters advocates. But do you know why hundreds of our volunteers are working so hard to support pro-democracy reforms and candidates right now?  Here is why our volunteers put so many hours into canvassing […]

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7 Days Left: Our Election Accomplishments (So Far)

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We are in the home stretch of this election cycle. Everyone is tired, but on November 9th we don’t want to have any doubts about whether we could have done more.  Let’s take a quick look at what we’ve accomplished so far, then at what needs to be done in the next week (Hint: lots […]

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How Proposal 2 would change voting and elections in Michigan

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While it may not be getting the attention that Proposal 3, or Reproductive Freedom for All (RFFA), is receiving, supporters of Proposal 2, or Promote the Vote (PTV), believe the very nature of being able to cast a ballot is at stake on Nov. 8. “It will make voting more secure and accessible for all eligible Michiganders,” said […]

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Voters Ed Fund is Helping Communities Get Out and Vote!

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The Voters Not Politicians Education Fund is excited to start October with two impactful projects to educate voters across Michigan and encourage them to participate in the 2022 Midterm General Election on Tuesday, November 8th. My City Votes 2022 and the MichiganDropBox.com Outreach Campaign will focus on bringing the best and most relevant voter education […]

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Why We Canvass

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By Jamie Lyons-EddyDeputy Director, Voters Not Politicians Why do we knock doors? Because there is no better way to reach voters! Having a face-to-face conversation that ends with making a voting plan is the best way to turn out sporadic voters. There’s nothing like a real, in-person conversation, especially with volunteers like ours, who are […]

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