Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A judge has slashed bond to $100,000 for a man accused of assisting in a scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and commit other violence against state government. A defense attorney says Pete Musico’s alleged role was overstated by prosecutors. Kareem Johnson says Musico was kicked out of the group because he was too “soft” and wouldn’t commit to violence. Judge Michael Klaeren reduced Musico’s bond, clearing the way for his release from jail. Authorities allege members of two anti-government paramilitary groups plotted to kidnap Whitmer. Six men are charged in federal court, and eight more are charged in state court.

UNDATED (AP) — U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays persisting across the country as millions of Americans begin voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. Postal data covering the beginning of October shows nearly all the agency’s delivery regions missed its target of having at least 95% of first-class mail arrive within five days. Parts of the presidential battleground states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio are missing delivery goals by wide margins as the agency struggles to regain its footing after a tumultuous summer. 

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Some mistakes are costly, but not this one. A Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket won two $1 million jackpots. Samir Mazahem of Dearborn Heights says he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9 Mega Millions game. He then realized that he had purchased another ticket with the same numbers. Mazahem says he was “bummed” but forgot about it until he logged onto the app. He had two $1 million winners. Mazahem says he, “couldn’t believe it was real.”

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan reports that his campaign raised $7.4 million in the first half of October. The first-term incumbent is locked in a competitive, expensive race with Republican challenger John James. Total spending is expected to top $100 million in the contest that will affect which party takes the Senate majority, which is now held by the GOP. Peters has led or been slightly ahead in recent polling. Peters’ campaign manager Dan Farough says the latest fundraising total makes “clear that the momentum and grassroots energy” is with the senator.