DES MOINES, Iowa – In a story April 19, 2020, about battleground politics, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s disaster declaration was made in response to majority Republicans’ trimming the terms of her emergency order. The declaration was made before GOP action. The AP also erroneously reported that Republicans trimmed the emergency order last week. Republicans took the action two weeks ago.
Correction: Virus Outbreak-Battleground Politics story
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Across an arc of vital swing states, the coronavirus has put politics on an uneasy pause. The tension is most pronounced in Michigan, where the outbreak is far worse than in any of the other northern political battlegrounds. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
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