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Democrats Wrap Up Detroit POTUS Debates

Aug 1, 2019

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Some Democrats running for President say the last election wasn’t a fair contest and made that point at last night’s debate in Detroit.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


Most of the debate focused on jobs, immigration, manufacturing, and clean water.  But the issue of election security came up over a standoff in the Senate on taking up election reforms.  That’s even though GOP leaders agree Russians did try to meddle in US elections.  Republicans say the attempts did not change the result.

US Senator Cory Booker disagrees.

“We lost the state of Michigan because everybody from Republicans to Russians were targeting the suppression of African-American voters.  We need to say that."

That was just one of the issues as ten Democrats showcased their plans for the economy, justice, and national security as part of the second night of CNN-sponsored televised presidential debates. 

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org