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    Detroit polling signs had wrong hours, city clerk challenger McCampbell calls it 'tactic to suppress the vote'

    On Tuesday, Detroit held a primary election ahead of its November general election, where residents will vote from a narrower field of candidates for mayor, city council, and city clerk — the office that runs Detroit’s elections.

    But incumbent city clerk Janice Winfrey has some explaining to do after photos surfaced showing signs at Detroit polling locations with the wrong hours of operation on them.

    Poll hours statewide are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib shared photos on her social media pages showing signs incorrectly indicating polling hours were 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    “Here are 2 signs placed by the current Detroit City Clerk with the wrong polling times,” Tlaib tweeted, adding, “The lack of accountability for this type of incompetence continues to enable it all.”

    The signs had stickers printed with the wrong numbers covered over the correct numbers.…

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