voter fraud http://michiganradio.org en Officials conducting Detroit mayoral primary recount find problems http://michiganradio.org/post/officials-conducting-detroit-mayoral-primary-recount-find-problems <p>DETROIT (AP) - Officials involved in a recount of votes in Detroit's mayoral primary have sent some ballots for review of possible fraud.<br><br>The Detroit Free Press reports the Wayne County Board of Canvassers went through absentee ballots Tuesday and found some where write-in candidate Mike Duggan's name had been typed, some cast using pencil and some on which corrective fluid was used.<br><br>The board voted to send the ballots that had Duggan's name typed to prosecutors and a judge for review.<br> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:40:42 +0000 The Associated Press 14474 at http://michiganradio.org Officials conducting Detroit mayoral primary recount find problems US Supreme Court ruling not likely to change Michigan's citizenship 'affirmation' for voters http://michiganradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-ruling-not-likely-change-michigans-citizenship-affirmation-voters <p>Michigan voters will probably still need to affirm their citizenship before they cast ballots. &nbsp;&nbsp;That's despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling today.</p><p></p><p>The nation’s highest court struck down an Arizona law that required individuals to prove their citizenship status when they registered to vote.</p><p></p><p>Michigan requires voters to ‘affirm’ their citizenship status, but not necessarily provide proof.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:47:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 13092 at http://michiganradio.org US Supreme Court ruling not likely to change Michigan's citizenship 'affirmation' for voters Citizenship box on Michigan ballot goes to court http://michiganradio.org/post/citizenship-box-michigan-ballot-goes-court <p>DETROIT (AP) - Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has been ordered to court as critics try to stop the use of a citizen check-off box on the November 6th ballot.<br><br> Detroit federal Judge Paul Borman has set a hearing for Friday. A coalition of civil rights groups and labor unions is asking Borman to issue an injunction.<br><br> The secretary of state's office is defending the citizenship box, saying voters still will be given a ballot even if they refuse to answer the citizenship question. A poll worker will read a brief statement that says a voter must be a U.S. citizen.<br> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:30:01 +0000 The Associated Press 9298 at http://michiganradio.org Citizenship box on Michigan ballot goes to court Nearly 4,000 Michigan voters are not U.S. Citizens says Secretary of State Johnson http://michiganradio.org/post/nearly-4000-michigan-voters-are-not-us-citizens-says-secretary-state-johnson <p>Secretary of State Ruth Johnson released a <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127--286465--,00.html">statement</a> claiming as many as 4,000 registered voters in Michigan are not U.S. citizens. David Eggert of Mlive has the <a href="http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/09/sercetary_of_state_ruth_johnso.html">story</a>:</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:27:46 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9151 at http://michiganradio.org Nearly 4,000 Michigan voters are not U.S. Citizens says Secretary of State Johnson Commentary: Voter suppression http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-voter-suppression <p>There weren&rsquo;t a lot of surprises in yesterday&rsquo;s election. Turnout, which was expected to be poor, was poor indeed.</p><p>Most of the incumbents won, and in races where new districts threw two officeholders together, the ones who had the most money usually won, except in a few cases where they were outworked.</p><p>What surprises did happen were mostly under the radar. Few noticed, but the voters absolutely humiliated the Republican establishment in suburban Wayne and Oakland Counties.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:04:59 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 8598 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Voter suppression