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A third lawsuit has been filed in less than a month by the liberal group Priorities USA challenging voting laws and regulations in Michigan. Above, a voter heads to a polling place in Grosse Pointe Park.

Another day, another lawsuit challenging Michigan voting laws

A Democratic advocacy group has filed a third lawsuit in less than a month challenging Michigan laws and policies it says restrict voting rights.

The focus on Michigan voting laws by the super PAC Priorities USA reflects the importance of the state's 16 electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election. President Trump won Michigan, a swing state, by less than half a percentage point in 2016.

The latest lawsuit, filed Friday in state court, challenges actions taken after a successful 2018 ballot initiative expanded voting options, such as allowing people to register to vote at any time (including on Election Day). It also automatically registered people to vote when they obtained or renewed their driver's licenses.

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The latest Priorites USA lawsuit states that a pair of Michigan laws makes it "even more difficult for voters for whom voting is already difficult." This includes seniors, minority voters, the disabled and the poor.

Priorities USA files new lawsuit over ballot access in Michigan

A Democratic advocacy group has filed a lawsuit challenging Michigan laws that ban both rides to the poll for many voters and organized absentee ballot application drives.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court Tuesday by the super PAC Priorities USA, against Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, also a Democrat.

It is the latest in a series of lawsuits filed in recent weeks by Democratic groups challenging laws that they believe make it more difficult for people to vote. One of the laws the new suit challenges makes it a misdemeanor to hire a vehicle to transport voters to the polls unless the voters are not able to walk.

The second law makes it a crime to organize efforts to assist voters in submitting applications for absentee ballots.

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SOS Application Workshop — Grand Rapids

Organizer: Voters Not Politicians

The Secretary of State is hosting workshops for Michiganders interested in applying for the first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Workshops will include an overview of the new redistricting process and an opportunity for participants to fill out an application. Notaries will be available to complete the notarized signature requirement for each application at no cost. Please bring a photo ID to these workshops so that notaries can verify your identity.

Location: Grand Rapids Community College, 435 Fulton St E, Sneden Building Rm 108, Grand Rapids, MI

SOS Application Workshop — Kalamazoo

Organizer: Voters Not Politicians

The Secretary of State is hosting workshops for Michiganders interested in applying for the first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Workshops will include an overview of the new redistricting process and an opportunity for participants to fill out an application. Notaries will be available to complete the notarized signature requirement for each application at no cost. Please bring a photo ID to these workshops so that notaries can verify your identity.

Location: El Concilio, 930 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI

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