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Court rejects appeal striking gun ban outside polling places

sign marking poll distance banning campaigning at polling places
Jodi Westrick
Michigan Radio

The Michigan appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Democratic state official who wants to ban the open carry of guns outside polling places. The court says said voter intimidation already is illegal.

The order came two days after a Court of Claims judge said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson had exceeded her authority in prohibiting the open carry of guns within 100 feet of a polling place. Judge Christopher Murray said the policy didn't go through a formal rule-making process required under Michigan law.

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