Ballot Ruling Controversy

By: Jeremy Ross
By: Jeremy Ross

A federal judge rules that provisional ballots, ballots that may be given to voters that show up to the incorrect precinct, will be counted for federal elections. Some call the ruling a win for voters others say it will create the conditions for voting fraud.

Michigan Democrats argued for the change, saying it's just upholding federal voting law.

The ruling allows a voter registered in a village, township, or city to vote in any location within their registered jurisdiction. Before the ruling provisional votes were not guaranteed to be counted.

The secretary of State's office calls the ruling disappointing and says it may lead to voters, who no longer must go to a specific polling location, voting at several stations in their areas.

Michigan democrats deny that charge.

The Secretary of State plans to appeal the ruling.


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