Saturday, November 17, 2007

Michigan Presidential Primary Update, 11/17/07

A Michigan Court of Appeals decision has allowed the lower court's ruling (which has the effect of canceling the 1/15/08 Michigan Presidential Primary) to stand. You can read about it here. Here is a key excerpt from that article:
"In a 2-1 ruling, Judges Patrick Meter and Donald Owens said the law clearly allows information from a publicly funded election to be used for private purposes. The law lets the Michigan Democratic and Republican parties keep track of voters' names and whether they took a Democratic or GOP primary ballot but gives no public access to that information."

This is the main "problem" with the legislation. It is expected that either (a) the decision will be appealed promptly to the State Supreme Court, or (b) the House of Representatives will follow the Senate's lead and pass the bill to "correct" this issue.

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