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Student Reporting Labs’ Dakota Hendren talks with VP Kamala Harris, peers about youth voting

Student reporter Dakota Hendren from Royal Oak High School in Michigan talked to young people about why youth voting matters and the changes they would like to see happen. Hendren even asked a question to Vice President Kamala Harris.

11/03/22: One Detroit – Beyond the Ballot Box: A One Detroit Election Special with the Detroit Free Press

In an election year where the voting process has been under increased scrutiny, how will the votes be counted and certified? One Detroit and the Detroit Free Press team up for a special one-hour episode demystifying our state’s election process.

Confusion at the polls: ProPublica reporters research solutions to fixing America’s voting system

One in five American adults struggles to read and write at an elementary level, so when it comes to citizens’ ability to register to vote and read a ballot, how do those with low literacy skills fare in the process? One Detroit producer WIll Glover sits down with ProPublica reporters Annie Waldman and Aliyya Swaby who recently explored the confusion and complexity behind America’s election process, how it impacts voters and what states can do to make the process more accessible.

Under the microscope: Former Rochester Hills City Clerk Tina Barton addresses election misinformation 

Detroit Free Press Politics Editor Emily Lawler sits down with former Rochester Hills City Clerk Tina Barton to address misinformation that spread after the 2020 election and posit how the 2022 election process will turn out.

Absentee or In-person: Michigan voters react to key issues, races in the midterm election

Where do Michigan voters stand on key issues ahead of the Nov. 8, 2022 midterm election? One Detroit senior producer Bill Kubota teamed up with Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau Chief Paul Egan to talk with voters from across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties about who they’ll cast their ballots for and where they land on the key issues like absentee voting, the economy and abortion.

Republican Nominee for Governor, Congressional, and State Legislative Races Decided in Michigan Primary Election

The results are in. After the 2022 Michigan primary election, One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley and Deadline Detroit’s Greg Bowens sit down to discuss the results of the hotly contested governor, congressional and state legislative races across the state and what the results could mean for November.

One Detroit’s election coverage goes beyond the results to inform voters about important issues on the ballot, crucial races, and how Michigan’s elections work. From the impact of election laws on voters and events like the January 6 Capitol riots to redistricting, election history and campaign conversations, One Detroit’s wide-ranging coverage provides viewers with context about our democratic processes and the key stories that shape it.

 

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One Detroit and the Detroit Free Press peel back the curtain on Michigan’s election process during a special one-hour election 2022 episode 

In an election year where the voting process has been under increased scrutiny, how will the votes be counted and certified? Join One Detroit and reporters from the Detroit Free Press on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 7 – 8 p.m. ET for a special 1-hour episode dedicated to demystifying our state’s election process as we follow the voting process step by step, hearing from election workers and voters themselves. 

Confusion at the polls: ProPublica reporters research solutions to fixing America’s voting system

Confusion at the polls: ProPublica reporters research solutions to fixing America’s voting system

One in five American adults struggles to read and write at an elementary level, so when it comes to citizens’ ability to register to vote and read a ballot, how do those with low literacy skills fare in the process? One Detroit producer WIll Glover sits down with ProPublica reporters Annie Waldman and Aliyya Swaby who recently explored the confusion and complexity behind America’s election process, how it impacts voters and what states can do to make the process more accessible.

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Absentee or In-person: Michigan voters react to key issues, races in the midterm election

Absentee or In-person: Michigan voters react to key issues, races in the midterm election

Where do Michigan voters stand on key issues ahead of the Nov. 8, 2022 midterm election? One Detroit senior producer Bill Kubota teamed up with Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau Chief Paul Egan to talk with voters from across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties about who they’ll cast their ballots for and where they land on the key issues like absentee voting, the economy and abortion.

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Fred Upton Shares His Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

Fred Upton Shares His Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

One year after protesters stormed inside the United States Capitol Jan. 6, One Detroit contributor Nolan Finley sat down with United States  Congressman Fred Upton to recount how it felt to be inside the Capitol during the insurrection. Upton shares an eyewitness account of the insurrection, expresses his thoughts about the state of our democracy, and discusses whether he thinks the Capitol riot has affected our democracy’s trajectory.

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Brenda Lawrence Shares her Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

Brenda Lawrence Shares her Experience from the Capitol Insurrection

One year after protesters stormed inside the United States Capitol Jan. 6, One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson sat down with United States Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence to recount how it felt to be inside the Capitol during the insurrection. She also shares her thoughts on the divisive protests at the TCF Center in Detroit on election night 2020, and how the two events are connected.

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Fixing the Districts

Fixing the Districts

One Detroit finds out how we’ll lose a seat in Congress this next election cycle and how district lines might be redrawn.

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Michigan Inauguration 2019

Michigan Inauguration 2019

Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer was sworn in as Michigan’s 49th governor on January 1, 2019. Detroit Public Television provided a live feed of the swearing in ceremony from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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BridgeDetroit | Republicans Sue Redistricting Commission Over Congressional Maps

BridgeDetroit | Republicans Sue Redistricting Commission Over Congressional Maps

A group of Republicans has sued the Michigan redistricting commission over its recently-approved congressional map, claiming the panel failed to draw districts with equal populations. The lawsuit, filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, also names Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson as a defendant. Bridge Michigan’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán reports.

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Michigan Redistricting Roundtable: Evaluating the State’s New Maps, Process

Michigan Redistricting Roundtable: Evaluating the State’s New Maps, Process

The University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy’s latest roundtable discussion seeks to explore the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s new congressional and legislative maps and examine the state’s new process for drafting voting districts. Hosted in conjunction with the University of Michigan Ford School’s Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the webinar discusses how Michigan’s new citizen-led model compares to other states’ process across the nation, and roundtable guests posit whether Michigan’s new model could inspire reform in those states too.

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