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Cross-Over Voting Could Throw Wrench In Michigan Primary

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Mitt Romney (left); Rick Santorum (credit: Getty images)

Mitt Romney (left); Rick Santorum (credit: Getty images)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are very close in the polls, with some polls showing Romney with a slight edge in Michigan. Chief political strategist for the Potomac Research Group Greg Valliere takes a look at the races.

He says Michigan is tough to predict because it’s a state that allows party cross-over voting in primaries, and if Democrats vote, that could make a difference.

“It’s a very unusual provision that would allow Democrats in Michigan to vote in the Republican primary and they could make some mischief and they could vote for Santorum to deny a win to Romney,”said Valliere.

Bill Ballenger, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, says he suspects we’ll see some mischief. But he doesn’t think that’ll be a major factor.

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