Please see the attached press statement from Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony regarding the recent ruling by federal court Judge Gershwin Drain to block Michigan’s ban on straight party voting.
The recent ruling by federal court Judge Gershwin Drain to block Michigan’s ban on straight party voting is a victory by all who believe in democracy. This ruling, which pushes back the ban on straight party voting, gives those citizens who live in our urban communities in particular, a fair chance without the imposition of long lines, insufficient equipment, short staff, and sometimes inadequate information at polling places concerning their proper location. This is often due to a lack of financial resources from the state as well as laws which impose photo ID requirements, and proof of American citizenship beyond normal identification. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said:
“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves. And the only way they can do this is by not voting.”
Please click the link to read the entire statement. Official Press Statement Straight Ticket Voting