The State – 12/3/20

Haley Sinclair, Case deKoning

President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani came to Michigan to testify before the state Senate on the election process yesterday afternoon, despite the Michigan State Board of Canvassers’ certification of the election results a week prior.

Currently, the state Senate is investigating the election process after Trump and Republican Party leaders claimed there were irregularities in the results, which contender Joe Biden won.


COVID-19 case numbers might start to decrease in Ingham County, but holiday travel could lead to another spike, Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said in a media briefing Tuesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Ingham County reported a total of 9,148 cases and 119 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Of these, around 7,000 cases and all but 40 deaths have occurred since Sept. 1.

County hospitalizations in Sparrow and McLaren health facilities report 171 confirmed and suspected cases with 14 ventilated and 15 in the intensive care unit. While hospitalizations increased sharply in early to mid-October, Vail said they seem to have plateaued somewhere around the 140-150 range, though there has been an increase in the number of emergency department visits over the last few days.

The month of November saw 45 deaths alone, up 16 from last week’s reports. With a total of 50 deaths prior to October, the November total sits at just five deaths less than the seven-month span from March through September.