We’re the Detroit Free Press politics team. We’re covering the 2020 election in Michigan, one of the biggest battleground states for Trump vs. Biden. Ask us anything.
We’re less than two weeks from the Nov. 3 general election, and Michigan projects to be one of the most important states in the presidential race between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump won the state in 2016 in a surprise victory by roughly 10,000 votes, even though Hillary Clinton was projected to win it.
The Detroit Free Press is Michigan’s largest newspaper, and its politics team has been hard at work covering state politics, Michigan lawmakers in U.S. Congress, and election ramifications in the state. Todd Spangler is our D.C. correspondent. Dave Boucher covers government ＆ politics in Michigan. Paul Egan covers Michigan government ＆ legislature. Clara Hendrickson is our Report For America corps member, working in partnership with the Freep and PolitiFact. Follow the Detroit Free Press’ politics coverage here. The Michiganders’ guide to voting in the 2020 election, including all of Clara’s fact checks:https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/19/election-2020-voting-fact-checks/3632668001/
Top 3 Michigan regions key to presidential race: https://www.freep.com/in-depth/news/politics/elections/2020/10/12/michigan-battleground-regions-2020-trump-biden-detroit/5828629002/
Roughly two-thirds of Michigan’s ballots will be cast early, SOS says:https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/20/absentee-michigan-election-2020/5989727002/
Michigan appeals court says late-arriving absentee ballots should not be countedhttps://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/17/court-reversal-late-arriving-absentee-ballots-appeal/3695234001/
EDIT, 4:07 p.m.: Thank you all so much for participating and asking questions! We really enjoyed being with you here today and we hoped our answers provided some clarity for you. Check out all our election coverage at https://freep.com/politics/ and be sure to follow our website all Election Day long for updates from the polls and results as we gather them. Have a great rest of your week!