City Clerk of Dearborn Heights resigns after allegations of discrimination

(WXYZ) - There are alarming allegations of voter discrimination taking place at City Hall in Dearborn Heights. 

The ADC, representing Arab Americans in civil rights matters, tells 7 Action News several voters were denied absentee ballots for the upcoming primary when they came out to the clerk's office.

The voters, both men and women, say they were basically given the runaround when they came in based on their background.

This allegedly happened over the past several weeks. The city clerk has since announced his resignation after the primary, but-- he says --it's not because of the allegations.

"I received hundreds of applications not filled out correctly and called the Secretary of State Office who told me to hold off and they would make a decision. I've taken my direction from their officer and what prompted my resignation is that the city is broke," said Dearborn Heights City Clerk Walt Prusiewicz. 

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