The Associated Press reports:
A judge has blocked a sudden ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray acted Tuesday, just a few hours after hearing a challenge from a trio of gun-rights groups.
They said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, had exceeded her authority in banning people from openly carrying guns within 100 feet of polling places, and that she was forcing people to choose between their right to bear arms and their right to vote.
NEW A Michigan judge struck down a directive from Sec. of State Benson (D) that banned open-carry of guns at polling places on Election Day. Judge said the directive was “inconsistent with the law.” Benson says she’ll appeal ASAP because of safety concerns. (h/t @AnnieGrayerCNN)
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