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Sat Sep 10, 2016, 09:23 AM

Supreme Court rejects Michigan straight-ticket voting appeal

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Source: Reuters

POLITICS | Fri Sep 9, 2016 12:07pm EDT

Supreme Court rejects Michigan straight-ticket voting appeal

By Lawrence Hurley | WASHINGTON

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid by Michigan to reinstate its Republican-backed ban on straight-ticket voting for the Nov. 8 general election.

The justices left in place a decision by a federal district judge in Michigan who in July suspended a law that abolished straight-ticket voting, the practice of using one mark to vote for all candidates from one party, finding that it would disproportionately affect black voters.

The 6th U.S. Court of Appeals upheld that finding last month, prompting the state to seek a stay from the Supreme Court.

Two conservative justices on the eight-member court, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, voted to grant the request, the brief order said.

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