U.S. Attorney’s Office appoints officer to oversee West Michigan on Election Day

Posted at 2:42 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 14:42:36-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids is making preparations to fight voting fraud on Election Day.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles announced Monday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Daniels will handle claims of voter discrimination, intimidation and fraud on November 8, here in West Michigan.  Daniels will be reachable by phone on Election Day at 616-808-2014.

Miles says that his office, along with the local FBI can receive, investigate and pursue complaints of voting issues.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office coordinates with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section covering civil provisions of voting, including the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act and others.

The office covers laws regarding discrimination, voter intimidation, accessibility for the disabled, provisional ballots, absentee ballots and voter registrations.

Miles says that Daniels is a federal prosecutor and has 30 years of experience as District Election Officer.