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Judge stops Election Day gun ban near Michigan polling sites

DETROIT — A judge on Tuesday blocked a sudden ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day. Judge Christopher Murray acted just a few hours after hearing a challenge from gun rights groups. They said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, had exceeded her authority this month in banning people from openly carrying guns within 100 feet of polling places.
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The Portland Mercury

It’s One Week Until Election Day—Here’s What You Need to Know

For many Portlanders, it seems like we’ve been waiting for November 3, 2020 for about four years now. That’s apparent in early ballot return numbers for Multnomah County: Over half of all registered voters have already returned their ballots. At this point in 2016, only 30 percent of Multnomah County ballots had been collected.

Trump supporters face string of attacks in run-up to Election Day: What we know about the suspects

The Trump campaign called out "unprovoked violence" against the president's supporters in recent weeks after a string of attacks ranging from New York City to San Francisco. “No one should be attacked for peacefully showing their support of the president, and all Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, should be disgusted by this type of unprovoked violence," a Trump campaign spokesperson told Fox News on Tuesday.
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The Flint Journal

Judge strikes down Election Day open carry ban at Michigan polls

Voters can openly carry firearms at most polling places on Tuesday, Nov. 3, a Michigan Court of Claims judge has ruled – although the state plans to appeal. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued a directive Oct. 16 instructing local clerks to ban the open carry of guns at all polling places on Election Day, but a group of Michigan gun groups sued to invalidate it. Chief Judge Christopher Murray granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday, Oct. 27 that gets rid of the ban for next week’s election.
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