Prosecutor: Menacing voters at ballot drop boxes or elections officials is a crime

Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido announced this week his office will not hesitate to criminally charge, or refer to the Michigan Attorney General for charges, anyone who menaces voters at a ballot dropbox or menaces an election worker.

“Everyone should feel safe exercising their voting rights,” said Lucido. “President Theodore Roosevelt was right when he said, ‘A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.’ Let’s show Macomb County’s character by not menacing election workers or voters at ballot boxes. Election workers should be treated as heroes.”

Lucido said Macomb County Clerk Anthony Forlini agreed any person should report any threats or menacing behavior to the police.

The prosecutor noted that in Arizona, elections officials have worried that bands of activist observers hunting for fraud will harass and intimidate voters.
The Arizona Secretary of State recently referred a matter to the U.S. Justice Department and the Arizona Attorney General.


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