DOJ sends poll monitors to 24 states amid fears of voter intimidation in elections.
The Department of Justice is sending out poll monitors to 24 states in November’s mid-term elections in some manner, the department said in a statement on Monday.
“Our office will be watching over the midterm elections, and in some cases, the DOJ will assist in polling places to make sure elections are conducted free from coercion and intimidation,” the statement said.
The DOJ did not provide the names of the states that were on the list of 24, nor were reporters allowed to ask the agency why they were selected.
The Justice Department was asked for a comment by The Washington Post on Monday.
The agency was asked for comment by the AP on Monday morning.
A person familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak publicly about it told the Post there is “no official comment and no plans to provide details” until after the election.