More Caging Reports

Thanks to Mudflats for the heads up:

From: Michigan Messenger » Lose your house, lose your vote.

Michigan Republicans plan to foreclose African-American voters

The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County, Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.

“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedure were followed.

If the people in Michigan who have lost their homes are not allowed to vote, then the people who lost their homes in Texas should lose their votes as well.

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Update 1: It appears that the Michigan Messenger story is bullshit all over the place. Furthermore, it does not appear that forclosure can be used as a challenge to a vote, according to J. Gerald Hebert:

… a former voting rights litigator for the U.S. Justice Department who now runs the Campaign Legal Center, was asked about the report. He said that a foreclosure notice is probably not sufficient “for a challenge, because people often remain in their homes after foreclosure begins and sometimes are able to negotiate and refinance.”

I am still waiting for additional information regarding residency and voting in requirement.

Update 2: Added the Law.Com story.