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(MPRN-Lansing) A state elections board has complied with a court order to place a question on the November ballot. It would change how congressional and legislative district boundaries are drawn.

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Citizens Research Council of Michigan president Eric Lupher says Michigan’s “lassiez-faire” approach to ballot issues presents a number of problems – a lack of trust in the process, less information for voters signing petitions, and more time in court settling legal challenges.

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A Western Michigan University Political Science Professor says a ballot issue can influence other races on the ballot, but John Clark says it requires the right circumstances. 

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Seven candidates for Congress in Michigan were disqualified from the ballot by a state board earlier this month. Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow says the most controversial case was that of 6th District Democrat Paul Clements.

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Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Craig Mauger says not much is known about two groups running issue ads in Southwest Michigan’s 6th Congressional District. But he says it shows early interest in the race.