Alabama residents need to know options in case of suspected election fraud

Alabama residents need to know options in case of suspected election fraud

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Election fraud is a major focus during the final days of the presidential election. Now, U.S. Attorney Joyce White is trying to let Alabamians know about their options if they suspect fraud during the November 8 general elections.

White says Assistant U.S. Attorneys Pat Meadows and Ramona Albin will oversee how the Northern District of Alabama handles any complaints of election fraud or voting rights abuses. The U.S. Attorney's office will consult with the Justice Department on any issue involving voter fraud.

Vance says, "Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud. The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process."

Vance added that federal law protects voters from being bribed or intimidated and from other crimes like buying and selling votes, impersonating voters and altering ballots against a voter's wishes.

Not only that, the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Alabama says, any actions designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning or challenging them, or by photographing or videotaping them under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting, may violate federal voting rights law.

Vance says, any complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division's Voting Section in Washington, D.C., by phone at 1-800-253-3931 or (202) 307-2767, by fax at (202) 307-3961, by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov or by complaint form at
http://www.justice.gov/crt/complaint/votintake/index.php.

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