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Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 23 States on Election Day
11-04-2012, 10:53 PM
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Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 23 States on Election Day
Don't know if this has already been posted. It's from Friday


Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 23 States on Election Day
Friday, November 2, 2012

Quote: The Justice Department announced today that its Civil Rights Division plans to deploy more than 780 federal observers and department personnel to 51 jurisdictions in 23 states for the Nov. 6, 2012, general election.

Although state and local governments have primary responsibility for administering elections, the Civil Rights Division is charged with enforcing the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot on Election Day.

In the days leading up to and throughout Election Day, Civil Rights Division staff members will be available by telephone to receive complaints related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws (toll free 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767 or TTY 1-877-267-8971). In addition, individuals may also report such complaints by fax to 202-307-3961, by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov and by a complaint form on the department ’s website : http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/.

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On Election Day, federal observers will monitor polling place activities in 17 jurisdictions:
Russell County, Ala.;
Maricopa County, Ariz.;
Alameda County, Calif.;
Riverside County, Calif.;
Randolph County , G a.;
East Carroll Parish, La.;
Panola County, Miss.;
Colfax County, Neb.;
Sandoval County, N.M.;
Orange County, N.Y.;
Cuyahoga County, Ohio;
Lorain County, Ohio;
Williamsburg County, S.C.;
Shannon County ; S.D.;
Dallas County, Texas;
Fort Bend County, Texas; and
Jefferson County, Texas.

Justice Department personnel will monitor the election in an additional 34 jurisdictions:

Mobile County, Ala. ;
Pima County, Ariz.;
Arapahoe County, Colo.;
Denver;
Duval County, Fla.;
Hendry County , Fl a.;
Hillsborough County, Fla.;
Lee County, Fla.;
Miami-Dade County, Fla.;
Orange County, Fla.;
Osceola County, Fla.;
Chicago & Cook County, Ill.;
LaPorte County, Ind.;
Finney County, Kan.;
Detroit & Hamtramck, Mich.;
Alamance County, N.C.;
Wake County, N.C.;
Bernalillo County, N.M.;
Cibola County, N.M.;
Queens County, N.Y.;
Franklin County, Ohio;
Hamilton County, Ohio;
Allegheny County, Pa.;
Chester County, Pa.;
Delaware County, Pa.;
Lehigh County, Pa.;
Philadelphia ;
Richland County, S.C.;
Davidson County, Tenn.;
Shelby County , Tenn. ;
Harris County, Texas; and
Milwaukee

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11-04-2012, 11:04 PM
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Thanks for posting this, it's good to know the True the Vote wingers will have real monitors to keep them in line. This will put a damper on their challenging voters. Good job DOJ!!

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11-05-2012, 01:46 AM
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So glad to see all the trouble spots we've been hearing about on the list! This goes a long way towards my being able to get some sleep b/w now and Tuesday night.
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11-05-2012, 01:52 AM
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Thank goodness!

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the more you are morally obligated to be pragmatic...Idealism without pragmatism
is just a way to flatter your ego." -Barney Frank
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11-05-2012, 06:12 AM
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That looks like quite a few but it works out to just under 16 per location listed.

In Cincinnati for example they will have to cover any complaints coming over a large area that includes the city of Dayton. I don't know what their mandate to operate will be but it is possible that they may also get complaints from Indiana that will have to be monitored and I only see one location mentioned in Indiana.

In Northwest Ohio (Toledo) there is no coverage unless the Lorain or Detroit groups reach out to that area.

Anyway I am glad to see they are on the case. Someone from "True the Vote" said that for voters they wanted to be like looking in your rear view mirror and seeing a cop following you. For "True the Vote" and other Republicans these are going to be the real cops in their rear view mirrors following them.

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11-05-2012, 06:41 AM
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It's good that the DOJ is watching the cheating members of the rabid racist RW. I saw a facebook post going insane because (supposedly) the UN was going to send monitors for the elections like we do for 3rd World nations. What's really sad is that the US has more categories rated with those 3rd World nations we're supposedly better than than the industrialized nations.
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11-05-2012, 02:31 PM
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(11-05-2012 06:41 AM)Brewman_Jax Wrote:  It's good that the DOJ is watching the cheating members of the rabid racist RW. I saw a facebook post going insane because (supposedly) the UN was going to send monitors for the elections like we do for 3rd World nations. What's really sad is that the US has more categories rated with those 3rd World nations we're supposedly better than than the industrialized nations.

They actually are, B_J.

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Poli...JgiG4ZDKSo

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11-05-2012, 02:40 PM
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(11-05-2012 02:31 PM)SeattleGirl Wrote:  
(11-05-2012 06:41 AM)Brewman_Jax Wrote:  It's good that the DOJ is watching the cheating members of the rabid racist RW. I saw a facebook post going insane because (supposedly) the UN was going to send monitors for the elections like we do for 3rd World nations. What's really sad is that the US has more categories rated with those 3rd World nations we're supposedly better than than the industrialized nations.

They actually are, B_J.

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Poli...JgiG4ZDKSo

Also, glad to see it's not late-breaking news. This has been done for years.
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11-05-2012, 06:28 PM
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If you believe that your voting rights under federal law have been violated contact the Civil Rights division at DOJ: http://go.usa.gov/YAhC

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