Sixth Circuit reverses Mich. provisional ballot ruling

[JURIST] The Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday overturned a Michigan court ruling that had required that ballots cast in the state in erroneous voting precincts be counted alongside those cast correctly. Provisional ballots are used when voters say they are registered but their names do not appear on registration rolls, pending later approval by election officials. The appeals court decision is a blow to the Michigan Democratic Party. See this previous report by JURIST's Paper Chase, which includes a link to the lower court opinion. AP has more. In related news Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit released its opinion [PDF] announced Saturday that overturned a similar Ohio decision; JURIST's report on that ruling is here.

 

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