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The Associated Press reports that a state court has forced the MCRI ballot question—one that would outlaw race-based affirmative action in state universities and public offices—onto the 2006 ballot for November.
The appeals court issued Tuesday’s order because it said the Board of State Canvassers failed to follow a previous court mandate. The four-member elections panel last week deadlocked on a motion to comply with the earlier court order.
In a strongly worded order, the appeals court said it may address possible contempt charges against the two canvassers who failed to comply with its earlier order.
Opponents of the MCRI claim that canvassers committed fraud in getting people to sign a petition to get its question on the ballot. BAMN will appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
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