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Investigation Sought Of Non-Citizen Voting In Michigan

The Secretary of State has asked the state Attorney General’s office to investigate 10 people who aren’t U.S. citizens but have voted in past Michigan elections.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2013

100 local immigrants officially became American citizens at Southfield City Hall on Friday. (photo: Pat Sweeting)

Local Immigrants Complete Emotional Path To Citizenship

“I think today I am newborn.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2013

John Vandermark wears his " I Voted" sticker after voting on primary day  as Michigan heads to the polls on February 28, 2012 in Royal Oak, Michigan.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Court: Citizenship Check Box Unconstitutional

A major win for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a federal judge issues an injunction against the citizenship check off box.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2012

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Citizenship Box On Ballot Goes To Court

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has been ordered to court next week as critics try to stop the use of a citizen check-off box on the Nov. 6 ballot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2012

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Federal Lawsuit Seeks Ban On Citizen Check-Off Box

The Secretary of State could have a battle on her hands as a federal lawsuit is being filed asking courts to eliminate the citizen check-off box on ballot applications in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2012

Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh. (County Office)

Area Election Officials Refusing To Put U.S. Citizenship Question On Ballot Applications

Some area election officials are refusing Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s call for them to put a question regarding U.S. citizenship on ballot applications.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2012

At the polls in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Group Investigates Possible ‘Rights Violation’ At The Polls

A group that monitors elections in Michigan is investigating what went wrong Tuesday when some voters were asked to reaffirm their citizenship at the polls.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012

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Voters Turned Away As Citizenship Box Creates Confusion At The Polls

Some voters have reportedly been turned away from the polls on Michigan’s primary election day for refusing to fill out the new “citizenship” box on their ballot application.

08/07/2012

File photo. (Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

MSU Study: US Citizenship Test Lacks Reliability

“Your award of citizenship or being denied citizenship could be made at random,” said Winke, who led a study in which 414 citizens and noncitizens took two mock citizenship tests based on questions asked by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2012

(WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey, File)

Ballot Applications Ask Voters To Affirm Citizenship

Civil liberties groups say the question is an attempt to discourage people from voting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/29/2012

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