Lawsuit seeks placement of voting measure on Michigan ballot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group backing a Michigan initiative to allow same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting has filed a federal lawsuit demanding the state certify the measure for November’s ballot.

Promote the Vote — which includes the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan — and three voters sued Wednesday. They accuse state election officials of improperly rejecting some signatures pulled in a 500-signature sample.

Because the first sample determined it is a “close call,” a larger sample of 3,000 to 4,000 signatures was pulled.

Promote the Vote says it has sworn affidavits from people saying their signatures are genuine. It says it sued now because it will have little time to investigate, respond to or correct anticipated errors in the second sample before a Sept. 7 deadline to certify ballot proposals.

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  • Bud

    Sounds like another liberal scheme to dupe Americans out of free and fair elections. If you are too lazy to register to vote until the day of the election, you probably don’t know anything about the issues on the ballot.

    • Wings

      Agree with part of your comment, but it is not only liberals who want this , it I’am also people on the right want this. That is the only part I disagree with

      • C

        I don’t see it as a right/left issue. I see it as an American move designed to accommodate people who don’t take voting seriously enough to follow current laws, or are simply too damn lazy to so.

  • RG

    Promote the Vote and the American Civil Liberties Union are extreme left wing socialist groups. The are pro illegal immigrant and anti-American.

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