Merkel's migrant policy focus of vote in German chancellor's home state

September 4, 2016 2:51 PM

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SCHWERIN, Germany — Voters in Chancellor Angela Merkel's home district went to the polls Sunday in an election that has become a referendum on her open-door to migrants.

A far-right anti-immigration party hoped to make big gains in the election in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a year after Merkel allowed more than 1 million war refugees and migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia to settle in Germany.

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