Posted: October 13, 2008
Michigan Court Orders Purges Undone
A federal trial court in Michigan has ordered Michigan election officials to undo a purge of 1,438 voters from the voter registration database. Officials had purged the names (names of newly registered voters) after registration confirmation postcards were returned from the voters' addresses undeliverable. However, the court also stated that Michigan does not have to restore the names of some 200,000 voters who had been purged for registering in another state. The practice was illegal, the court said, but ordering officials to restore the names presented too great a risk of illegal voting. See Major Pending Cases case page here, and Litigation Tracker page here.