Judge urges tight lips on Detroit bankruptcy vote

Judge urges tight lips on Detroit bankruptcy vote

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DETROIT (AP) -- A judge is advising Detroit to stop releasing information about interim results of a two-month election on the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy.
 
Creditors have until July 11 to vote, including thousands of retirees who are considering pension cuts and health insurance changes.
 
In late May, emergency manager Kevyn Orr told reporters on Mackinac Island that the vote was running about 2-to-1 in favor.
 
Judge Steven Rhodes discouraged officials Thursday from making public disclosures until the vote is over. City bankruptcy attorney Heather Lennox didn't mention Orr but said the remark to reporters was "unfortunate."
 
Rhodes points out that there's more than just an up-or-down vote. The size of each voter's claim in the bankruptcy also counts
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