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NAACP urges residents to report issues at polls

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Following a summer of civil unrest and a foiled plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer, members of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP are urging residents to report any problems at the polls.

Detroit NAACP General Counsel Chui Karega says poll watchers and voters shouldn’t hesitate to contact the group.

“We have eyes and we have ears," said Karega. "And we will be at virtually every polling place in the city in this county in the state, making sure that if anything happens, anything goes wrong. Anybody starts brandishing a weapon. We will be there.”

Karega says voter intimidation doesn’t have to be violent. He says harassment and threats to call police are coercive acts.

The Detroit NAACP has set up a voter intimidation hotline.