The State – 10/28/20

Haley Sinclair, Case deKoning

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin received a threatening voicemail this week.

The voicemail left at Slotkin’s campaign headquarters used “threatening, sexually explicit and violent language” and included a threat to “shoot my way to victory.”

Lansing and U.S. Capitol Police traced the voicemail to an Ingham County minor, according to Slotkin’s statement.

The investigation revealed the minor was unlikely to pose an actual threat. Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, said this was a relief.


President Donald Trump hosted a campaign rally in Michigan yesterday, calling out the policies of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer while boasting of his success over the last four years.

The last day to vote in the 2020 presidential election will be here in less than a week and Trump is confident he will be able to secure the votes of the Michigan people. During his rally, Trump boasted of his “three-point” lead in the state stating “right now we’re leading almost everywhere.”

However, according to the polls, Biden currently holds the lead on both the state and national levels. In Michigan, Biden is currently up by nine points over Trump.


Two weeks before the 2020 presidential election, absent voter numbers are higher than ever before, and Michigan election officials are encouraging residents to vote as soon as possible.

According to City Clerk Jennifer Shuster, people who are not registered or who need to update their voter registration information in East Lansing must do so in person at either the clerk’s office or the satellite office at the Hannah Community Center. Proof of residence is required to register to vote.

There are voting booths at both locations, allowing for registration and voting to be accomplished in one visit.

About 10,600 ballots have been issued to East Lansing residents and roughly 65% of them have been returned, as of Oct. 20.

Shuster said about 300 people have voted in person and the rest of the ballots have been cast via mail or drop box.