By Matt Christopherson

(CBS Detroit ) – The US Department of Justice is asking Michigan and several other states to hand over COVID-19 data.

In an evaluation of the state’s nursing home policies, the DOJ says it wants to determine if COVID-19 related nursing home deaths could have been prevented.

Governor Whitmer and governor Andrew Cuomo from New York both say the request for the data is based on a political ploy.

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Matt Christopherson

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