Navigate the Week: GLB’s Weekly Roundup 10/30
Michigan prepares for extended vote counting process. Due to record numbers of people voting this year, it may be several days or even weeks after Election Day before final election results are available—and that’s okay! With the help of groups across the state, SOS Jocelyn Benson is working to assure voters that this election will be safe and secure, and we will count every vote. Get the full story here.
Pence comes to Flint, denies systemic racism. In a speech to Flint residents this week, VP Mike Pence not only spoke against common-sense public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but also implied that systemic racism does not exist. Making this claim in Flint, a city where Black and brown residents have been continuously victimized by the state government’s inaction to protect residents’ health and safety, is an especially interesting choice. More on his speech here.
Majority of Michigan voters still support abortion. A new Pew Research study surveyed Michigan voters about their views on abortion and found that a majority of Michiganders support keeping the procedure legal. More on the poll here.
Clerks’ offices prepare for weekend early voting. City and township clerks’ offices across the state are required to be open for at least eight hours this weekend so voters can vote early in person. For more information about voting early—or anything else you need to know about casting your ballot in the upcoming election—check out https://www.michiganvoting.org/
Tweet of the Week
Jocelyn Benson highlights the importance of counting every vote and ensuring a free and fair election in this week’s Tweet of the Week.