Lauren Gibbons, Bridge Magazine

Lauren Gibbons

Bridge Magazine

Michigan, United States

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Recent articles by Lauren:

Foes: Abortion initiative is ‘gibberish,’ should be kept off Michigan ballot

A initiative to add abortion rights to the Michigan Constitution has 43 ‘serious errors’ related to spacing, opponents claim. Organizers say they are confident the measure meets legal requirements. → Read More

Gretchen Whitmer: Freeze school supply taxes. Tudor Dixon: That’s a ‘gimmick’

The governor’s call is another example that taxes, schools and kitchen-table issues likely will be front-and-center in the November election. → Read More

Report: Trump allies sought election data in Antrim, Wayne counties

A forensic data firm retained by allies of former President Donald Trump was reportedly paid to obtain and provide data from county election systems in Michigan and other battleground states. → Read More

Kristina Karamo: Twitter was hacked; Trump isn’t returning soon to White House

The GOP secretary of state candidate says her social media account was compromised and she doesn’t believe the former president is about to take back the White House. → Read More

Matthew DePerno: Dana Nessel’s election probe worthy of Saddam Hussein

The attorney general wants a special prosecutor to investigate her Republican rival on claims he breached the security of election equipment. The bid comes on the eve of county Republican conventions. → Read More

Six Michigan legislative incumbents voted out so far — and it’s not even November

There’s more fallout from redistricting, and the losses could continue into the general election. → Read More

Half of Trump-backed candidates win Michigan Legislature races

Trump-backed candidates won in five of 10 Michigan legislative contests, with two of three incumbents surviving challenges from challengers backed by the former president. → Read More

Michigan primary takeaways: Big night for Trump, bad night for Black Democrats

Results are still trickling in from some parts of the state, but here’s what we know: It was a good night for Tudor Dixon and many other Trump-aligned candidates, while fears about reduced minority representation may have materialized. → Read More

Losses by Black candidates revive fears about Michigan redistricting

The new districts have survived court challenges. But some Black Democrats say they ‘screwed things up’ and will hurt voters, particularly in Detroit. → Read More

It’s ‘year of the woman’ and Michigan GOP likes Tudor Dixon’s odds against Gretchen Whitmer

This is the first time state voters will choose from two female governor candidates. That changes the dynamic of race, but Dixon still faces many obstacles in her effort to deny Gretchen Whitmer a second term. → Read More

Haley Stevens, Rashida Tlaib winning big in Michigan congressional races

Stevens had a huge lead late Tuesday over fellow Democratic incumbent Andy Levin. And Tlaib was trouncing other candidates in another metro-Detroit primary. Carl Marlinga was ahead in early voting in Macomb County. → Read More

Tudor Dixon, riding Trump wave, wins big in Michigan GOP governor primary

The conservative commentator wins over four competitors just days after securing the endorsement of the former president. She faces Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November. → Read More

Jocelyn Benson warns of arrests if Michigan primary disrupted

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says election officials ‘will not tolerate’ election interference. Her Republican opponent questioned whether poll challengers will have enough access. → Read More

Political winds shifting in west Michigan. Can Peter Meijer survive the storm?

The freshman who voted to impeach President Trump is up for re-election. Not only does he have a Trump-backed challenger, but the district has become more Democratic. → Read More

Michigan GOP legislative races test incumbents, and Trump’s influence

Most Republican incumbents seeking reelection face primary challenges, and former President Donald Trump has weighed in in several competitive races. Primary winners could reshape the Michigan Legislature. → Read More

Michigan absentee applications nearly double from 2018: 1.2 million so far

Absentee voting remains popular for Michigan residents since it became an option for all voters — but don’t expect this year’s midterm primary to top 2020’s record-high turnout. → Read More

Can Black candidates win in Michigan’s new districts? It may be a struggle

Michigan’s 8th state Senate Democratic primary embodies questions of representation and equity raised by redistricting. → Read More

GOP lawmakers appeal court order halting Michigan abortion ban

The Republican-led House and Senate seeks to reverse a lower court’s injunction blocking enforcement of a 1931 law that bans abortions in Michigan except to save the life of the mother. It’s the latest twist in a web of suits over abortion access. → Read More

Dana Nessel issues Michigan alert on health apps after abortion ruling

Plugging sensitive reproductive health data, such as information on menstrual cycles, into a tracking app could be used in prosecutions if the state once again bans abortion, the Attorney General warned. → Read More

Roe overturned: See where Michigan governor, attorney general candidates stand

Republicans cheer the reversal of Roe v. Wade, while Democrats work to negate a 1931 law that would make the procedure a felony. → Read More