DOJ on the lookout for election fraud

DOJ on the lookout for election fraud
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday it will send hundreds of government officials to polling places in 28 states to combat voter intimidation, discrimination and fraud on Election Day.

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“The bedrock of our democracy is the right to vote, and the Department of Justice works tirelessly to uphold that right not only on Election Day, but every day,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement.

“We will work tirelessly to ensure that every eligible person that wants to do so is able to cast a ballot,” she added.

The DOJ said it routinely monitors elections. 

The DOJ will deploy federal officials who speak Spanish to help translate the ballot for voters who need help, and is also setting up a phone hotline, where voters can report election fraud and discrimination.

“As always, our personnel will perform these duties impartially, with one goal in mind: to see to it that every eligible voter can participate in our elections to the full extent,” Lynch said.

More than 500 civil rights lawyers will spread across Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.