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October 24, 2013 Uncategorized

Michigan Voters Could Be On The Verge Of Bypassing Lawmakers To Pass A Slew Of Voting Reforms

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buy canada goose jacket Anna Heaton, a Snyder spokeswoman, declined to comment on the ballot measure. Fred Woodhams, a spokesman for canada goose black friday sale Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson (R), said Johnson neither supported nor opposed the amendment canada goose outlet buy canada goose jacket.

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