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vanboggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 11:59 AM
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ACLU Suit against our dear SOS
Edited on Mon Sep-29-08 12:00 PM by vanboggie
I haven't seen this posted - isn't this different than the Obama suit?

It makes me happy whenever * lovin' Terri Lynn Land gets a smackdown. I'm also glad to see proactive work against Rethugs stealing our electoral votes. I've felt for a couple of years that MI is targeted for big time Rethug vote theft this year.

Go ACLU et al!

Advancement Project And ACLU Sue Michigan Secretary Of State Over Unlawful Voter Purging (9/18/2008)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org

DETROIT Advancement Project, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Michigan and the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP filed a federal lawsuit late yesterday challenging two statewide voter purge programs that could potentially disfranchise hundreds of thousands of Michigan voters in advance of the November 2008 presidential election. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Detroit against Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, Michigan Bureau of Elections Director Christopher M. Thomas, and Ypsilanti Clerk Frances McMullen.

"We have repeatedly advised Secretary Land's office that these voter purge programs are unlawful, yet they have refused to bring their practices into compliance,"

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Under one voter removal program, the Michigan Department of State, which administers both driver's license and voter registration records, immediately cancels the voter registrations of Michigan voters who obtain driver's licenses in other states instead of issuing the appropriate confirmation of registration notices and following the required voter removal procedures mandated by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). According to the Department's own estimations, over 280,000 voters per year are removed from the rolls in this manner.

Under the second voter removal program, a Michigan state law requires local clerks to nullify the registrations of newly-registered voters whenever their original voter identification cards are returned by the post office as undeliverable. Detroit elections officials report that nearly 30,000 voters per year in that city alone are removed from the rolls as a result of this state election law, which violates the NVRA and other federal and state laws. The NVRA permits voters to remain on the voter rolls for at least two federal elections after voter registration cards are returned.

More http://www.aclu.org/votingrights/gen/36836prs20080918.h...

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annarbor Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 05:25 PM
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1. I have two friends...
that will be en-route to their winter retreats in Florida (after Thanksgiving). They both own a very expensive home her in Ann Arbor. Due to Michigan's insurance laws that factor in credit scores to determine insurance eligibility. They will spend only four months in Florida, but I suspect that they will somehow be purged from the Michigan voter registry?
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vanboggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-08 08:11 PM
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2. Does their ID still match?
They could check here to see if they're still on the rolls here.
http://publius.org /

Maybe someone else knows?

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