Federal attorneys ready for election fraud, voting rights concerns

By | October 18, 2020

U.S. Attorney Shawn N. Anderson announces the assignment of assistant U.S. attorneys to lead the efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 3 General Election. 

Marivic P. David will serve as the district election officer for Guam. Eric S. O’Malley will serve as the district election officer for the Northern Mariana Islands.

They are responsible for overseeing the handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights concerns in consultation with Justice Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to a news release.

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“Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud,” Anderson said. The Department of Justice will always act appropriately to protect the integrity of the election process.”

Federal law protects against such crimes as:

  • intimidating or bribing voters;
  • buying and selling votes;
  • impersonating voters;
  • altering vote tallies;
  • stuffing ballot boxes; and
  • marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input. 

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