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Federal judge rules against Democrat who had sued to stop primary
(2008-01-07)
(wgvu) - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled against a
Democratic activist who had sued to stop Michigan's Democratic
presidential primary election.
Martha Hayes sued because the candidate she supports -- John
Edwards -- is not on the state primary ballot.
Her attorney, Earl Erland, initially asked for a halt to the
election in the lawsuit he filed on December tenth.
Erland eased away from that request today.
He asked instead that the secretary of state's office be
prohibited from certifying the Democratic election results and that
Democrats be barred from using the outcome to select delegates for
the Democratic National Convention.
U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker (YAHN'-ker) in Grand Rapids
ruled that the matter was a party dispute.
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