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Michigan Republicans plotted to block foreclosed voters.

Republicans in Michigan were gearing up to prevent people who've lost their homes from voting, but changed their minds after their plans were revealed in the state's news media.  They were going to use mortgage foreclosure lists as a way to claim the affected voters were not valid residents, not accounting for those who were still living in the foreclosed homes or were negotiating settlements.  The affected voters were predominantly black.  In response to the outrage from the revealed plot, party planners recanted and instead are turning to using other dubious lists to try to block voters, such as addresses that returned their direct mail as undeliverable, a tactic known as "voter caging".

http://www.michiganmessenger.com/4076/lose-your-house-lose-your-vote
http://www.michiganmessenger.com/4231/republicans-recant-plans-to-foreclose-voters-but-admit-other-strategies

Tags: black, blocking, caging, foreclosure, lists, michigan, republican, vote, voters
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