Allegations of voter fraud in Hamtramck lead to police raids

- Michigan State Police are investigating allegation of Election Fraud in Hamtramck.

While no one has been arrested in the case, they performed a raid on a business owned by a man running for council in the city this morning.

The folks who witnessed it, say there was a significant police presence. It was Michigan State Police and turns out they were investigating a claim of election fraud tied to a business owner by a man running for city council.

It was Michigan State Police raiding the place looking into claims of election fraud.

FOX 2 went to speak with the owner of Walee Multiple Services Nayeem Choudhury especially since he is running for council - and he's not talking.

But a man associated with his campaign, is.

"At this point it has become so political," said M.D. Alam, a campaign volunteer. "He got in this town, trying to do something and the next day it is retaliation. They are trying to shut down the Bangladeshi candidate. He is a great candidate; he is a good kid."

Michigan State Police wouldn't get into why they decided to raid Choudhury's business but the police blotter in Hamtramck shows they did the same kind of thing Friday, also on claims of election fraud.

"To some degree we've had voter problems for years," said one resident. "It is good to see that we are starting to do something about our elections ... and some more reform that we desperately need."

"For this election there is a lot of speculation about individuals cheating," said council candidate Fadel Al-Marsoumi, who is hoping for a swift resolution. "We need to be able to have people that not only have willingness to apply change for the city and of the city and aren't willing to win at all costs."

Michigan State Police is combing through evidence-conducting interviews
the mayor and the rest of Hamtramck waiting.

"We hold our election sacred," Mayor Karen Majewski. "I will be of course watching to see how this unfolds just like everyone else."

Michigan State Police stay they were tipped off in August and they've been combing through thousands of documents.
 

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