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Stateside: COVID cases surge across MI; assessing the Republican Party; election legal challenges

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The Detroit Public Schools Community District announced today that it is canceling all in-person learning for the rest of the calendar year and will be in effect through mid-January at the earliest.

Today on Stateside, some analysis of the growing stack of lawsuits Donald Trump’s campaign has filed to overturn election results in Michigan. Also, Some of Michigan’s Republicans are less than enchanted with the prospect of what their party has become under Donald Trump.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Michigan hospital CEOs warn of dark period ahead in COVID spread

Stateside’s conversation with Kate Wells

  • Kate Wells is a reporter for Michigan Radio.

Longtime Michigan GOP insiders disappointed by the cult-like shift in the Party under Trump

Stateside’s conversation with Joe Schwarz and Ken Sikkema

  • Joe Schwarz is a former GOP Michigan Congressman and current lecturer at the University of Michigan.
  • Ken Sikkema is Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants and former Republican Majority Leader in the Michigan Senate.

A flurry of lawsuits from the Trump campaign seek to stop certification of election in Michigan

Stateside’s conversation with Rick Pluta

  • Rick Pluta covers politics for Michigan’s public Radio Stations and is Michigan Radio’s capitol bureau chief.

How sturdy are the legal arguments propped up by the Trump campaign? Not very, says UM law expert.

Stateside’s conversation with Sam Bagenstos

  • Sam Bagenstos is a law professor at the University of Michigan.

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