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Mitten Politics

Mitten Politics

By Mitten Politics
A podcast covering federal, state, and local politics from a Michigan perspective. We'll interview elected officials, candidates for office, and discuss current events in politics. New episodes every other Monday.
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The Electoral College: Its Racist Roots and How We Can Change It w/ Law Student Ben Schroff
We'll talk about the racist origins of the Electoral College system and what could be done to change it. We'll also compare the popular vote to the Electoral College and the effect it has for voters in different states. To learn more about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, visit: To support Democrats Rev. Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the GA Senate runoff elections, visit:
November 30, 2020
2020 General Election Results - A Debrief w/ GRODC Vice Chair Lauren Jasinski
In this episode, I discuss the results and implications of the 2020 general election with Lauren Jasinski, the Vice Chair of the Greater Royal Oak Democratic Club. We will talk about local, state, and federal results and what we can expect from here. To help with the Georgia Senate special elections, visit:
November 16, 2020
Community Organizing and Local Politics with GRODC Chair Tom Regan
In this episode we discuss what community organizing is, how it relates to police brutality, and why local politics matter. We'll provide insight into how to get involved locally and what local elected officials to pay attention to.
November 2, 2020
"Might've taken a wrong turn there, Ted!" (pre-election commentary with Seth Proffitt)
In this episode, we'll hear a message from State Senator Mallory McMorrow. Then, Seth and I will discuss the upcoming election, what the polls say and how they compare to 2016, and the future of the Republican party.
October 26, 2020
Absentee Process & Election Security w/ City Clerk Melanie Halas
In this episode, we cover absentee voting, election security, and what to do if you make a mistake on your ballot. I am joined by Royal Oak City Clerk Melanie Halas to answer questions voters have had and provide information about how to make sure your vote is counted! For more information, check out the Michigan Voter Information Center at:
October 19, 2020
Welcome to Mitten Politics!
This is our first episode! Welcome and we look forward to producing future episodes for your information and enjoyment.
October 3, 2020