Conyers Commends Justice Department’s Dispatching of Federal Election Observers for Detroit Election Tomorrow
(DETROIT) – Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that they will deploy federal election observers to Detroit and Hamtramck for tomorrow’s city-wide elections. In response to this decision by DOJ, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement:
U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr.
“With important elections being held in Detroit and Hamtramck tomorrow, I am pleased that the Department of Justice will be sending election observers to these cities,” said Conyers.
“There is no more important foundation in our democracy than the right of every citizen to participate in the electoral process free of discrimination. State and local governments must adhere to the responsibility to administer elections free of discrimination or irregularity. Sending in election observers will help ensure that this objective is achieved.
“I am hopeful that tomorrow’s election will result in all eligible voters participating in a free and fair election process. I applaud the Justice Department’s commitment to enforcing voting rights protections, and I look forward to a fair city-wide election.”