Monday, November 07, 2005

Justice Dept. to monitor VA election for vote fraud

Hmmmmmm..... Perhaps this will keep the busloads of Marylanders from coming across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to try and vote in Northern Virginia......

WTOP Radio UNDATED- Because the Virginia gubernatorial contest is so close, there are some concerns about problems at polling places, including voter fraud. For the first time the U.S. Department of Justice will be monitoring for voter fraud in a statewide election in Virginia. The Election Day Program is designed to deter election fraud and discrimination at the polls. FBI agents and several U.S. attorneys will be on hand Tuesday to respond to complaints of fraud and prosecute offenses where and when they occur. The initiative was set up nationwide in 2002 in response to the 2000 presidential election that was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court. Anyone who suspects voter fraud is asked to call 703-299-3700. Meanwhile, the ACLU, concerned with voter intimidation, has reminded polling officials in Virginia that voters who don't have I.D. should not be turned away. They can still vote by signing a affirmation of identity.


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