Friday, November 16, 2007

More on the Primary Appeal

It looks like it is going to convention for Republicans and Caucus for Democrats.

  • Court Rejects Early Michigan Primary

  • By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN – 1 hour ago
  • LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state appeals court on Friday dealt a blow to Michigan political leaders' hopes of holding a presidential primary on Jan. 15.
  • In a 2-1 ruling, Judges Patrick Meter and Donald Owens objected that a law recently passed by the Legislature setting up the primary would let the state political parties keep track of voters' names and whether they took Democratic or GOP primary ballots but give no public access to that information.
  • Michigan had at one time tentatively scheduled Democratic caucuses for Feb. 9, but state officials and Gov. Jennifer Granholm have tried to push up the date to Jan. 15. If no primary is held, Republicans will make their choices at a Jan. 25-26 party convention. Democrats also could move up their caucuses, although no date has been set.
Read the rest here.

  • Court says Michigan's presidential primary unconstitutional

  • Associated Press - November 16, 2007 6:44 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Any hope for a January 15th Michigan primary now rests with state lawmakers or the state Supreme Court.

    This after an appeals court again struck down the law creating it as unconstitutional.

    Lawmakers could fix the law so it would pass legal muster, but so far they've failed to get legislation past both houses.

    State GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis said after the ruling was released that he thinks lawmakers can get a bill to Governor Granholm in the next two weeks. [source]

See ya at the convention ;)!

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