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.
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A major win for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a federal judge issues an injunction against the citizenship check off box.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Civil liberties groups say the question is an attempt to discourage people from voting.