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Our Elections: Trust

Sep 26, 2022 Presidential Prayer Team
In their book, Our Broken Elections, by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky, published in 2021, they begin, “It’s clear that Americans are separated not just by political disagreements but by a basic difference in how we regard...
In the Media

MSU creates tool to measure election fairness district-wide

Jun 15, 2022 The State News
Michigan State University recently launched the Partisan Advantage Tracker, a user-friendly tool that helps the public assess election fairness and track election outcomes. MSU Professor of Economics and Political Science Jon X. Eguia collaborated...
MPPS in the news

Survey: Half Of Local Gov'ts Negative On Remote Hearings

Jun 3, 2022 Gongwer (subscription required)
A statewide survey of local governments found that nearly half of local officials found the conducting of meetings remotely decreased the overall quality of government meetings. The findings were part of a spring 2021 survey from the Michigan Public...
CLOSUP Updates

Partisan Advantage Tracker

May 16, 2022
The IPPSR Partisan Advantage Tracker is a tool to evaluate congressional district maps drawn for the U.S. House of Representatives. The Tracker measures how much these maps favor one political party over another, in each state, and nationwide. Visit...
In the Media

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Gears up for a Reelection Fight

Feb 8, 2022 Hour Detroit
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has a different, possibly truly novel reason for refusing to say whether she’d run for governor or some other job in 2026 if she wins a second four-year term in 2022: She’s not entirely sure American...