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Michigan judge sides with open-carry of firearms at polling stations

(Reuters) - A Michigan judge sided with gun-rights advocates on Tuesday in allowing the open carrying of firearms at Election Day polling sites, blocking enforcement of an order by state authorities barring such displays of weapons to prevent voter intimidation.

State Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, vowed to immediately appeal the ruling, saying: "This issue is of significant public interest and importance to our election process."

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, also a Democrat and the state's top election administrator, issued a directive on Oct. 16 prohibiting the open...

 

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