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Wed Aug 10, 2016, 07:50 PM

Michigan seeks to reinstate ban on straight-ticket voting for fall election

Source: Reuters

World | Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:53pm EDT

Michigan seeks to reinstate ban on straight-ticket voting for fall election

Michigan's attorney general has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a law banning straight-ticket voting - the practice of using one mark to vote for all candidates from one party - in time for the November general election.

The law, passed by Michigan's majority Republican legislature and signed by Republican Governor Rick Snyder, was temporarily suspended in federal district court last month. A coalition of civil rights and labor groups had argued that it would keep African-Americans from voting.

On Wednesday, Attorney General William Schuette, also a Republican, filed two emergency motions with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, saying the law would not place a burden on voters or violate the U.S. Voting Rights Act, as the coalition had alleged in a lawsuit aimed at overturning the legislation.

"Forty other states ban straight-ticket voting and no case anywhere has ever suggested it was unconstitutional or violative of the voting rights act," Schuette wrote in the motions.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-michigan-election-law-idUSKCN10L2P9

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:06 PM

1. I wonde= why Republicans don't want this?

I guess it makes voting simpler and allows faster thruput of Democratic voters in prrecints that under support votiing booths for the population. Republicans hate democracy.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 08:40 PM

2. The rethugs pulled off this bann in Illinois about 20 years ago. Too many Dems were voting straight

tickets. I was amazed how our Dem controlled Legislature just lay down and acquiesced.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2016, 09:29 PM

3. Yeah and its a big fat pain in the ass. But this is life in Facist Michigan with the Snyder poisoner

 

in chief. With is band of republican legislature, supreme court and AG, this is the crap we have to put up with in this state every-single-day.

Hate these fuckers. All they do is make a beautiful state and beautiful people miserable. Not to mention poisoning the fucking hell out of us.

rant to be continued another day...

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