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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:01 PM

(MI Sec of State) Johnson dropped citizenship ballot question after being sued, court told [View all]

Source: Detroit News

October 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Johnson dropped citizenship ballot question after being sued, court told

By Chad Livengood and Mark Hicks
The Detroit News


Detroit Secretary of State Ruth Johnson ordered the removal of a U.S. citizenship question from absentee voter applications for the Nov. 6 election one week after being sued over the issue, according to evidence presented Friday in federal court.

The state's chief elections officer appeared in U.S. District Court in Detroit in a hearing over whether check-off boxes that ask state voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship status on ballot applications should be allowed in November.

The ACLU of Michigan, SEIU, the Ingham County clerk and others claim Johnson's citizenship question caused widespread voter confusion in the August primary after Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation in July that would have made inclusion of the question state law.

After the voting rights coalition sued Johnson on Sept. 17 over unequal enforcement of the citizenship question in the August primary, Johnson's office issued a "News You Can Use" memo to election clerks across the state on Sept. 25 ordering the removal of the question from forms for the presidential contest.



Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121005/POLITICS02/210050388/Johnson-dropped-citizenship-ballot-question-after-being-sued-court-told?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



The Detroit Free Press article on today's court activities was written a couple of hours before the Detroit News piece above. Here's the link to the DFP piece:
http://www.freep.com/article/20121005/NEWS15/121005056/citizenship-Ruth-Johnson-ballot-lawsuit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

BTW, Ruth Johnson is nothing but a no-good Teafuckingbagger!

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