More Michigan mayhem

A county judge in Michigan ruled today that the state's presidential primary cannot be held on Jan. 15, as scheduled by the state legislature. Meaning? One more moving part for Bill Gardner to think about before he settles on the date of the New Hampshire Primary.

The Michigan news is here. An excerpt:

Judge William Collette, in an oral ruling delivered from the bench, said the contest is unconstitutional because while the state will spend millions of dollars to conduct the election, the lists of voters who request a Republican or Democratic ballot would be given solely to the two parties. Neither the state nor any other group or individual could obtain a copy.

UPDATE: Jim Splaine is bullish about this latest news.