The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a notice to Americans that it would spread throughout 24 states and protect voters in 64 jurisdictions as they cast their 2022 midterm ballots. Republicans were not excited about that possibility.
The Department of Justice under the auspices of Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland just released a statement that read:
‘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 enforces the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot.’
- The FBI discovered a plot to kidnap and eventually kill Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) of Michigan, so it will have a presence in five of the state’s largest cities. Those include Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Flint among others. Whitmer is running against Tudor Dixon in the gubernatorial race.
- The DOJ will also stand guard in the three most heavily populated Navajo counties which contain a portion of the Hopi Indian reservation, the Navajo Nation, and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
- In Nevada, Former Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) is challenging Senator Catherine Cortez Mastro (D). Joe Lombardo (R) is running against Governor Steve Sisolak. In addition, the DOJ will monitor Nevada’s two counties with the highest number of residences. They include Las Vegas and Reno.
- In Arizona, Republican Kari Lake (R) is fighting against Democrat Katie Hobbs for governor And Republican Blake Masters is going up against the sitting Senator Mark Kelly.
The Department of Justice just released a statement that read:
‘On Election Day, Civil Rights Division personnel will be available all day to receive complaints from the public related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws by a complaint form on the department’s website https://civilrights.justice.gov/ or by telephone toll-free at 800-253-3931.’
The statement continued, focusing on the definition of “disruption” and when to report a matter to the local police and/or to the Department of Justice:
‘Complaints related to disruption at a polling place should always be reported immediately to local election officials (including officials in the polling place). Complaints related to violence, threats of violence or intimidation at a polling place should be reported immediately to local police authorities by calling 911. These complaints should also be reported to the department after local authorities have been contacted.’
This is a list of the states that the DOJ is monitoring at this time. It will be updated as needed:
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
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