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The Department of Justice sent states a new warning regarding voter audits.
A memo sent to states from the DOJ reads: “The U.S. Department of Justice is committed to ensuring full compliance with all federal laws regarding elections.”
“This includes those provisions of federal law that govern the retention and preservation of election records or that prohibit intimidation of, or interference with, any person’s right to vote or to serve as an election official,” it continued.
However, the memo addressed the Arizona auditors’ report, which included a plan to contact voters and ask how they cast their ballots.
The memo responded, “This sort of activity raises concerns regarding potential intimidation of voters.”
It looks like the DOJ is actively working to prevent the audits from getting accurate election results.
“Jurisdictions that authorize or conduct audits must ensure that the way those reviews are conducted has neither the purpose nor the effect of dissuading qualified citizens from participating in the electoral process.”
The DOJ said it will “act to ensure that all eligible citizens feel safe” when exercising their right to vote in situations where jurisdictions fail to comply with the guidelines.
“This document sets down a marker that says the Justice Department is concerned about this and we will be following this closely,” an anonymous department official told CNN.
The Justice Department has already sent Arizona lawmakers a warning, expressing concerns about ballot security and voter intimidation in the Senate-authorized private audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.
TRENDING 👇 Top Democrat Donor Found Guilty
Ed Buck was finally convicted in court on Tuesday of very disturbing crimes.
The prominent liberal activist who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates injected men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, causing two deaths.
Buck was convicted by a federal jury of two counts of meth distribution resulting in death. He was also found guilty of three other charges following deliberations. The trial took two weeks. Buck, who is 66 years old, will face a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison at his sentencing.
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The verdict was handed down four years to the day after 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead of a drug overdose in Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. An investigation revealed that Buck had purchased a plane ticket for Moore, who was black, to fly from Texas to Los Angeles to “party and play” with the older white man.
“The party is the drugs, the play is the sex,” Assistant US Attorney Chelsea Norell told jurors in her opening statement. “If they didn’t party, he wasn’t interested.”