DOJ monitoring polls in 24 states for ‘compliance’ with voting laws: report

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will be monitoring polling places in 24 states and 64 jurisdictions on Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to an announcement from the Office of Public Affairs for the DOJ.

Per their statement:

“The Justice Department announced today its plans to monitor compliance with federal voting rights laws in 64 jurisdictions in 24 states for the Nov. 8, 2022 general election. Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Division has regularly monitored elections in the field in jurisdictions around the country to protect the rights of voters. The Civil Rights Division will also take complaints from the public nationwide regarding possible violations of the federal voting rights laws through its call center.”

The Civil Rights Division of the DOJ will monitor for compliance with federal voting rights laws on Tuesday in states ranging from Alaska to Wisconsin.

The DOJ also disclosed that their Civil Rights Division personnel will be available to receive complaints about “possible violations of the federal voting rights laws by complaint form on the department’s website.”

Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, remarked on Twitter, “You can be sure the Left partisans running DOJ selected targets of their election ‘monitoring’ for political reasons.”

Interestingly, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft reacted to the DOJ’s plans to monitor Cole County, Miss., warning the government department to stay away from his state’s polling places.

“While the U.S. DOJ could clearly learn a lot from Missouri about non-partisanship and how to administer accessible, secure and credible elections, it would be highly inappropriate for federal agents to violate the law by intimidating Missouri voters at the polls on Election Day,” he wrote on Twitter.

He added, “If the DOJ desires to meet and discuss this matter further, they may meet at my office instead of trying to bully a hard working county official.”

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