Detroit Evening Report, July 29, 2022: Detroit election officials boosting security for Tuesday’s primary

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Detroit elections officials are gearing up for Tuesday’s primary. That includes enhancing security measures at Huntington Place where ballots will be counted.

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey says protests by Republicans following the 2020 presidential election led to threats against her and other poll workers.

“At the end of the day that’s the reason why we’ve beefed up security and as a result I think people know not to try the shenanigans that they tried in 2020 or they will be dealt with,” Winfrey says.

There will be a bigger police presence while counting is taking place and everyone who enters the building will be subject to metal detectors.

Winfrey says she’s expecting total turnout of 12 to 17% in the city – including 40,000 absentee ballots. —Reported by Russ McNamara

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