Detroit Suburb to Change Elections, Following Lawsuit Alleging Voting Rights Violations


A Detroit suburb said it is changing its election system in the wake of a lawsuit filed this week by the federal government claiming black voters there face unfair odds of electing officials to city office. The U.S. Justice Department filed the lawsuit late Tuesday against Eastpointe, Mich., a city of less than 40,000 situated between Detroit and the affluent Grosse Pointe communities. The government claims that the city’s “at...


Source:   Wall Street Journal
January 11, 2017 21:23 UTC






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