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Thu Nov 12, 2015, 07:09 PM

Michigan Senate votes to eliminate straight-ticket voting

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Source: Michigan Live

WPBN/WGTU LANSING - Michigan voters could no longer cast a straight ticket for a slate of candidates representing the party of their choice under legislation approved by the state Senate.

Republicans passed the bill 23-13 Tuesday, mostly along party lines.

Michigan is among 10 states to allow straight-party voting.

The Legislature voted to eliminate straight-ticket voting in 2001. But voters defeated the law in a 2002 referendum.

The legislation would appropriate $1 million for the Department of State to assess the impact of straight-party voting, assist in election fraud prevention, conduct precinct audits and provide equipment to "facilitate the integrity of the election process." The allocation makes the measure immune from a voter referendum, drawing criticism from Democrats.

Read more: http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/michigan-senate-votes-to-eliminate-straight-ticket-voting-11-11-2015



Once again Michigan republicans move against it's own citizens wishes- voters overwhelming defeated this idea at the ballot box in 2002 and now republicans conveniently add a $1 million dollar appropriation, because under Michigan's Constitution, appropriations bills can't be overturned by the voter.

Something is wrong with you if your ideas suck so bad you have to cheat to prevent voters from overturning your bad laws.

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Reply Michigan Senate votes to eliminate straight-ticket voting (Original post)
James48 Nov 2015 OP
randys1 Nov 2015 #1
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2015 #2
Pathwalker Nov 2015 #5
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2015 #6
rurallib Nov 2015 #3
INdemo Nov 2015 #4
BooScout Nov 2015 #7

Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 07:10 PM

1. You see this is why I sometimes want to see a REAL revolution.

If you dont oppose voting obstruction like this, you are not a patriot.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 07:14 PM

2. NEVER use that button

 

Vote each one individually

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:56 PM

5. We don't use buttons in Michigan, only paper ballots

which you write in the space between the arrows next to the name/issue. You then put you ballot into a scanner. In cases of recounts, they must be counted by hand.

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Response to Pathwalker (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:29 AM

6. well you know what I mean...

 

pick them all yourself...

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:10 PM

3. no doubt they will also change the ballot so Dems won't always be in the same spot

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:46 PM

4. That has to be challanged in Federal Court

an elementary student can see this is so unconstitutional

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 06:01 AM

7. Locking

"News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours."

This is also a duplicate story that can be found here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141256940

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