Judge: Michigan can't eliminate straight-party voting

WXYZPublished: August 2, 2018
Published: August 2, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Michigan can't eliminate straight-party voting, saying that preventing voters from checking a single box to vote for all of a party's candidates would lead to long lines at the polls and discriminate against blacks, who tend to use the straight-party option at a higher rate.

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