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NEW YORK — The messages in Christian houses of worship on the first weekend since the election were as divided as the country’s electorate, with religious leaders mostly calling for peace and unification even as some bemoaned the result and others celebrated.

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LANSING — In a wide-ranging post-election interview with the Free Press, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called President Donald Trump a "superspreader" of the coronavirus, said she has no interest in a Cabinet position in a Biden administration, and, in a reference to her very public feud with Trump,…

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Jason Vinkemulder shared an interesting perspective after casting his vote late Tuesday morning. The Spring Lake man said he voted for Donald Trump, even though there are aspects about the president he doesn’t like.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Ahead of the first presidential debate in late September, the College Republicans at UCF posted a bingo card on Instagram with spaces reading, “Trump calls Biden ‘sleepy Joe,’” “Candidates share an awkward elbow bump,” and, “Moderator can’t control the debate.”

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WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

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President Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Muskegon on Saturday afternoon, speaking to a large gathering of followers. Rock 'n roll legend Ted Nugent performed at the rally. 

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MINNEAPOLIS — Bill Moore opened his mailbox last week to find a survey from CatholicVote, a conservative group backing President Donald Trump, which proclaimed, “There is a war on Catholics and faith in God.”

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NORTON SHORES — President Donald Trump visited Muskegon County Saturday in a push to rally Michigan voters with just a few weeks left until the election. FlyBy Air at the Muskegon County Airport in Norton Shores held the rally.

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WASHINGTON — Hours after announcing he has instructed aides to stop negotiating on another round of COVID-19 relief until after the election, President Donald Trump laid down a challenge to Democrats: Send me a bill just for $1,200 checks for Americans and I will sign it.

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A string of protests in West Michigan has prompted Grand Haven officials to consider forming a local policy for protesting and public forums.

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A Grand Valley State University professor schooled in presidential debates called the showdown between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden earlier this week a very unusual debate.

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Local political party leaders say the theft of political signs has increased since President Donald Trump first ran for office in 2016.

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News on Friday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 sparked an explosion of rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories that in a matter of hours littered the social media feeds of many Americans.

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Bill Huizenga has served as the representative for Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes all of Ottawa County, since 2011. This fall, the Republican from Zeeland is being challenged by Democrat Bryan Berghoef of Holland.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Jill Biden, the former second lady and wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, visited the Kids’ Food Basket in Grand Rapids on Tuesday morning to campaign in Michigan – a key swing state in November’s presidential election.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina caps outdoor gatherings at 50 people to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but don’t tell that to President Donald Trump. He basked in a largely maskless crowd of several thousand supporters during a campaign rally in this critical state.

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WARREN (AP) — Joe Biden traveled to suburban Detroit on Wednesday to make a direct appeal to blue-collar workers who might have voted Republican four years ago but now regret it – attempting to rebuild the once fabled Democratic “blue wall” that crumbled and helped catapult Donald Trump to t…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of absentee ballots get rejected in every presidential election. This year, that problem could be much worse and potentially pivotal in hotly contested battleground states.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended law enforcement but made no mention of the Black Americans killed by police this year as he addressed Republican convention proceedings that unfolded amid new protests against racial injustice following the latest shooting.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump portrayed her husband as an authentic, uncompromising leader in a Rose Garden address as President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency to boost his reelection chances on the second night of the scaled-down Repu…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising generation of Republican stars offered an optimistic view of President Donald Trump's leadership but was undermined on the opening night of the GOP's scaled-back convention by speakers issuing dark warnings about the country's future and distorting the president's …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republicans gathered Monday to formally nominate President Donald Trump for reelection at a scaled-down convention kickoff in Charlotte that begins a weeklong effort to convince the American people that the president deserves a second term.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their presidential candidate, with party elders, a new generation of politicians and voters in every state joining in an extraordinary, pandemic-cramped virtual convention to send him into the general election campaign in an a…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama delivered a passionate condemnation of President Donald Trump during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, declaring him "in over his head" and warning that the nation's mounting crises would only get worse if he's reelected over Joe Biden.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp-and-circumstance of presidential nominating conventions.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

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In the four months since Joe Biden effectively won the Democratic presidential nomination, he has focused on consolidating the party's divergent and often warring factions. As the closing stretch of the campaign nears, that effort will expand to include Republicans disaffected with President…

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A pair of local Democrats — Erik Nordman and Anita Brown — are facing off in the Aug. 4 primary, with the winner earning the right to challenge incumbent Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, for the 89th District house seat in the November general election.