Michigan Troopers Will Enforce Election Laws on Nov. 3 if Sheriffs Don't -- Nessel

October 19, 2020, 12:31 PM


Michigan troopers will enforce anti-intimidation election laws on Nov. 3 if local sheriff's don't, the state attorney general says

Dana Nessel made the comments Sunday on Showtime's "The Circus" (excerpt below). She was asked whether she could rely on local sheriffs given Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf's relationship with militia groups and other sheriffs' lack of support for previous executive orders from the governor, Beth LeBlanc of The Detroit News reports.

"If you have a county sheriff that seems to be sympathetic to any of these organizations and we think they're not going to enforce the laws, then we'll get somebody else who will, the Michigan State Police," Nessel said.

"Every place in the state of Michigan, there will be law enforcement that believe that voters need to be protected."


Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Friday that open-carry of guns will not be allowed within 100 feet of Michigan polling places.


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Read more:  The Detroit News

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