Michigan Turns To Supreme Court To Restore Its Straight-Ticket Ban
A lower court determined the ban unconstitutionally disadvantaged black voters.By Eugene Daniels | September 3, 2016
Michigan's attorney general is hoping the Supreme Court will allow the state's straight-ticket voting ban to stand. States with straight-ticket voting provide a little bubble at the top of the ballot, so voters mark once for every nominee of a party instead of filling in each separate box.
Three separate rulings have determined the state basically has to provide a straight-ticket option — at least for the November election or until a federal appeals court can decide on the merits of the case.
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