No issues reported in Detroit election, federal monitors in plac - New York News

No issues reported in Detroit election, federal monitors in place

Posted: Updated:
Candidates Sheriff Benny Napoleon (left) and Mike Duggan (right) Candidates Sheriff Benny Napoleon (left) and Mike Duggan (right)
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

A federal prosecutor will lead efforts to monitor elections in Detroit and Hamtramck to protect against discrimination.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said in a statement Tuesday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamela Thompson has been appointed to serve as District Election Officer for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The Justice Department earlier said it would monitor Tuesday's elections in the cities to protect against discrimination "on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group."

McQuade says Justice Department personnel also will monitor survey polling sites in Flint to ensure compliance with a settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure access for all voters, including those with disabilities.

Fox 2's Alexis Wiley spoke with attorney Krystal Crittendon about the need for the federal monitors. Crittendon responded saying the need was "absolutely" there, especially after the problems with the primary election results.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from Crittendon in a live report from Wiley

The official voter turnout reported at 7 p.m. was 18 percent, and is expected to pick up in the after-work hours before the polls close at 8 p.m.

The expected percentage for voter turnout is 21 percent.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:20 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
  • Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:00:35 GMT
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
  • Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:31:50 GMT
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices