U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) workers plan to monitor voting on Nov. 8 in 24 states, the agency announced on Monday.
Workers will watch voters in Alaska, Florida, Pennsylvania, and 21 other states to ensure compliance with federal laws, the DOJ said.
The monitoring will comply with federal voting rights laws, including the Voting Rights Act, according to the agency.
Since that law passed in 1965 “the Civil Rights Division has regularly monitored elections in the field in jurisdictions around the country to protect the rights of voters,” the department said in a statement.
“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,” it added.
Other laws the workers want to enforce are the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Help America Vote Act, the Civil Rights Acts, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Workers will also be watching to make sure criminal statutes that prohibit voter intimidation and voter suppression are not being violated.
At least one county has rejected the efforts.
Cole County Clerk Steve Korsmeyer rejected the DOJ’s attempt to insert four staffers into polling locations in the county.
“The DOJ won’t be allowed into our polling locations per Missouri Statute,” Korsmeyer told The Epoch Times via email.
He cited state law 115.409, which lists categories of people who are allowed into polling places.
Korsmeyer “has rightfully declined to allow this over-reach and the secretary of state’s office fully supports him,” Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, a Republican, said in a statement.
“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 also said.
Cole County was one of the jurisdictions listed by the DOJ.
The DOJ said the monitors would include personnel from its Civil Rights Division and from U.S. attorneys’ offices. There would also be workers from the Office of Personnel Management, the deployment of which will be authorized by federal court order, according to the DOJ.
The others include cities or other areas in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Michigan.
DOJ workers also plan on going to polls in Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
That’s just Soros and the Democrats trying to yet steal another election as they did in 2020. They know if they keep the majority in the House and Senate they can keep their corrupt DA and the DOJ so you better believe they are going to try to lie, cheat and steal to keep the majority because they know if they lose, all kind of hell is going to break lose and next January with the Republicans in charge there will be impeachments of Biden, Garland, Wray leader of the FBI and investigations into Biden’s treasonous dealings with China, Russia and Iran.
DOJ WILL BE THERE TO SEE DEMOCRATS DON’T CHEAT. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT ONE.. THEY ARE THERE TO ARREST REPUBLICAN POLE WATCHERS.
I WOULD NOT LET THAT CORRUPT DOJ ANY WHERE CLOSE TO VOTING STATIONS. THEY ARE GOING TO PULL A CHEAT MARK MY WORDS.
Thanks to the DOJ being involved, there goes another fair election gone wrong in Michigan. The demorats will do anything to see that they might win.
When will people realize that this government is not the working classes friend. They are injecting their leftwing influence in states business, why?. POWER, that’s why.
I hope we have all learned that one party rule is a dictatorship that rules by fear and intimidation. Screw JB and his lawless administration.