We endorse

Karen McDonald

For Oakland County Prosecutor

The final results of the August 4 primary election for Oakland County Prosecutor are in. Leading with 66% of the vote, Karen McDonald wins the primary election. She will face Republican Lin Goetz in the November general election.

For 12 years, current County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper has fueled a racist, wealth-based criminal justice system. While Cooper says she supports progressive reforms, she has aggressively pursued life sentences for children; refused to support programs to divert people away from jail; and failed to address racial disparities in convictions. 

Oakland County deserves better. We need a County Prosecutor committed to creating a fair and just system for all.

Karen McDonald is a former circuit court judge, assistant prosecutor, and public school teacher. She’s seen firsthand the many ways our justice system has harmed Black communities and is committed to implementing real solutions to hold police accountable and make our communities safer. 

As County Prosecutor, McDonald will:

  • Implement a system of accountability for officers accused of police brutality
  • End the use of cash bail
  • Invest in diversion programs and treatment courts that reduce incarceration
  • Create a unit dedicated to exonerating innocent people who’ve been wrongful convicted

Oakland County’s Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Polls are open 7 AM to 8 PM. To find your nearest polling place, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center website. You must be a registered voter to participate in this election. Michigan allows same-day voter registration. That means that if you’d like to vote in this election, you can present acceptable documents to your local clerk, register to vote, and cast a ballot today.

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When to Vote

Election Day

Tuesday, August 4th 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Other Important Dates

July 20
Deadline to register to vote in this election
July 31
Last day to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail
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