Across Florida
What's happening on other political blogs?

Justice Department to monitor elections in 23 states, including FL

by Dara Kam | November 2nd, 2012

The U.S. Department of Justice will send 780 federal observers and agency workers to 51 jurisdictions in 23 states, including Florida, to monitor and observer elections on Tuesday, DOJ announced in a press release today.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tallahassee on Friday, is sending staff to Duval County, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange and Osceola counties on Election Day. DOJ is also monitoring Miami-Dade County elections during early voting, the agency announced today.

Hendry and Hillsborough are two of the five “preclearance” counties – along with Collier, Hardee and Monroe – that require federal approval of election law changes because of a history of discrimination against minorities.

“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,” DOJ said in the press release.

The federal observers and personnel will collect information about:
_ Whether voters are treated differently based on their race or language,
_ Whether elections offices are complying with minority or minority language provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act,
_ Whether elections offices provide assist to voters who are blind, disabled or can’t read,
_ Whether jurisdictions allow voters with disabilities to cast a private and independent ballot;
_ Whether jurisdictions comply with the voter registration list requirements of the National Voter Registration Act;
_ Whether jurisdictions comply with the provisional ballot requirements of the Help America Vote Act.

The department is sending workers who speak Spanish and a variety of Asian and Native American languages to the monitored areas.

Tags: , , , , , ,

8 Responses to “Justice Department to monitor elections in 23 states, including FL”

  1. We're Paying for their Stay Says:

    How about the Justice Department investigating Fast and Furious?

    How about the Justice Department investigating illegal border crossing?

    How about the Justice Department investigating illegal IDs?

    How about the Justice Department investigating the ONGOING problems with ballots at the Supervisor of Election office?

    The Justice Department is a tool used by the party in power-democrats.

    How about the Justice Department watching Supervisor of Elections hand COPY ballots received to unmarked ballots?

    Guess WHO PAYS the Justice Department’s travel, their hotel stays, their automobiles, their food while they are here ‘investigating’….WE DO, the taxpayers!

  2. Obama/Dems 2012 Says:

    We’re going to need DOJ here what with our FRAUD Governor and their FRAUD GOP candidate.

  3. Nostromo Says:

    Will he send fellow thugs with a “New”Black Panther security guard, or maybe some of the 250 new FEMA graduates—–the ones who have to be between the ages of 18 qnd 22—brownshirts,brownshirts if you will, but hey,they will only be following orders.

  4. Emjay Says:

    #1 – you are so right, but you left out the Benghazi massacre.Will they ever investigate their own corrupt behavior? It is an insult to let these UN investigators into our country to monitor our activities. Several states have shut them out. You think they will watch the Black Panthers? No of course not.

  5. spacepuppy Says:

    It’s pretty obvious that Florida is involved in election fraud. The traitors, with their Libyan facts wrong, posting their Fox news hate speech, only want to distract from the only issue which is the right for people to vote.

  6. Geronimo2006 Says:

    The racists won’t like this at all.

  7. joah Says:


    we are Inviting everyone to join our dynamic team..working online is getting famous nowadays
    data entry specialist needed..earn upto $50/hour. visit our site..U.S and U.K residents are prioritized.

    c( )py L I= N K to Your B R( )W SE R


  8. Says:

    Your articles on civil law are very helpful! All these complicated issues become very clear and simple. I think, you know lots of good lawyers. If my suggestion is true and you can recommend good legal professionals, you can add their contacts to my Attorney Directory. I create it to provide people a place where they can meet good attorneys. For example, this is a category with Florida civil attorneys and i think that some of your friends definitely should be there.

Florida political tweeters
Video: Politics stories