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Mon Nov 7, 2016, 01:02 PM

Justice Department sends election monitors to 28 states

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)More than 500 Justice Department election monitors will be on the ground in 28 states on Election Day to help enforce of federal voting rights laws.

The department's civil rights division said Monday it's sending the poll monitors to 67 jurisdictions around the country.

But Tuesday's election is the first presidential election in more than 50 years without federal power to mandate observers inside polling stations.
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The monitors being deployed this year can't enter polling places without the authorization from local election officials.
Vanita Gupta, the acting assistant attorney general for civil rights, says the monitors will be able to accomplish most of what was done by observers before the Supreme Court ruling.

"In most cases, voters on the ground will see very little practical difference between monitors and observers," Gupta said. "We work closely and cooperatively with jurisdictions around the country to ensure that trained personnel are able to keep an eye on the proceedings from an immediate vantage point."

Staffers from the Justice civil rights division will handle voting rights complaints by phone. Complaints about violence or intimidation are handled by local authorities, but complaints should also be called in to federal authorities after local officials are contacted. US attorneys offices and the FBI also are involved in helping to enforce federal voting laws.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/07/politics/justice-department-election-monitors/index.html

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Rose Siding Nov 2016 OP
PasadenaTrudy Nov 2016 #1
elehhhhna Nov 2016 #2
elleng Nov 2016 #6
Mc Mike Nov 2016 #14
Demit Nov 2016 #3
Botany Nov 2016 #5
No Vested Interest Nov 2016 #7
90-percent Nov 2016 #8
JustADumbFireman Nov 2016 #12
Hekate Nov 2016 #4
Coyotl Nov 2016 #10

Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 01:16 PM

1. Which states?

I wish the article listed them...

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 02:13 PM

6. Thanks

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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 07:57 PM

14. Thanks for the list. I'm glad they're coming to help in my county. nt

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 01:22 PM

3. 67 locations in these 28 states. They include:

 

On Election Day, DOJ officials will staff 67 locations in these 28 states. They include:

Bethel Census Area, Alaska;
Dillingham Census Area, Alaska;
Kusilvak Census Area, Alaska;
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska;
Maricopa County, Arizona;
Navajo County, Arizona;
Alameda County, California;
Napa County, California;
Siskiyou County, California;
East Hartford, Connecticut;
Farmington, Connecticut;
Hartford, Connecticut;
Middletown, Connecticut;
New Britain, Connecticut;
Newington, Connecticut;
West Hartford, Connecticut;
Hillsborough County, Florida;
Lee County, Florida;
Miami-Dade County, Florida;
Orange County, Florida;
Palm Beach County, Florida;
Fulton County, Georgia;
Gwinnett County, Georgia;
Hancock County, Georgia;
Chicago, Illinois;
Cook County, Illinois;
Finney County, Kansas;
Orleans Parish, Louisiana;
Quincy, Massachusetts;
Dearborn Heights, Michigan;
Detroit, Michigan;
Hamtramck, Michigan;
St. Louis, Missouri;
Douglas County, Nebraska;
Mineral County, Nevada;
Washoe County, Nevada;
Middlesex County, New Jersey;
Cibola County, New Mexico;
Kings County, New York;
Orange County, New York;
Queens County, New York;
Cumberland County, North Carolina;
Forsyth County, North Carolina;
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina;
Robeson County, North Carolina;
Wake County, North Carolina;
Benson County, North Dakota;
Rolette County, North Dakota;
Cuyahoga County, Ohio;
Franklin County, Ohio;
Hamilton County, Ohio;
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania;
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania;
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania;
Pawtucket, Rhode Island;
Providence, Rhode Island;
Bennett County, South Dakota;
Jackson County, South Dakota;
Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota;
Shelby County, Tennessee;
Dallas County, Texas;
Harris County, Texas;
Waller County, Texas;
San Juan County, Utah;
Fairfax County, Virginia;
Prince William County, Virginia, and
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Response to Demit (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 02:09 PM

5. The places Trump wants his "election observers" to go to?

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Response to Demit (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 02:58 PM

7. Connecticut? Why so many there? More than in Texas.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 03:41 PM

8. beamed in on that right away

I'm a nutmegger and Ct has never been on my radar as a state with troublesome elections? Not like Fla 2000 or Ohio 2004 anyway.

Seems disproportionate (7? seven? SEVEN??) to some more troublesome areas in the country? Brad Freidman and Greg Palast don't spend too much time in Ct as they do their election tampering investigations?

-90% Jimmy

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 07:33 PM

12. I can't imagine any poll shenanigans here.

We're a dark-blue state.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 01:33 PM

4. Excellent

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 04:53 PM

10. K & R

 

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