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Lawsuit Calls for Halt of Michigan Democratic Primary
(2007-12-11)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Democratic activist has asked a federal
court to halt Michigan's Democratic presidential primary, saying it
will disenfranchise voters whose favorites aren't on the ballot.
Democrats John Edwards, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson and Joe
Biden have taken their names off the Michigan ballot because
Michigan violated party rules when it moved its primary to January
15.
The suit on behalf of Martha Hayes of Kent County was filed in
U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids by attorney Earl Erland, an
Edwards supporter.
It asks for an injunction against the Democratic primary, but
doesn't mention the Republican one. If successful, it could force
Michigan Democrats to hold a presidential caucus.
State party spokesman Jason Moon did not have an immediate
comment on the lawsuit.

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