October 29th, 2010
05:47 PM ET

More than 400 election day monitors to be deployed

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division plans to deploy more than 400 federal observers and department personnel to 30 jurisdictions in 18 states for next week's election, the agency said Friday.

Although state and local governments have primary responsibility for administering elections, under the federal voting rights laws, the Civil Rights Division is charged with protecting the rights of citizens to access the ballot on Election Day.

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  1. HernandezUSA

    Civil Rights Division plans to deploy more than 400 – to do What??? intimidate LEGAL voters? Who are they sending "the Black Panthers. La RAZA"?

    They need to have 10,000 non-partisan individuals go through each of the states voting pools to be sure no voter fraud is happening....meaning (no dead voters, multiple voters, No FAKE names, NO legal foreigner, and NO ILLEGALS) are in the voter register's databases.

    October 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frank


    Now I am sure if the New Black Panther Party home boys show up those DOJ People will tell them to mosey on home and not to worry.

    October 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kimski

    With all the problems that has been going on years past and this election. with voter fraud we need more than that.Why not the UN to over see polling they have been in other countries to make sure that voting is legal. With all the antics I'd feel a lot better knowing my vote really counts and means something

    October 29, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jim Brieske

    A driver's license or state issued i.d. should be required to vote. The barcode is scanned then the individual votes. This eliminates democrat cheating (it is a proven fact they are ones who lack integrity and the decency usually associated with being human generally these are black people) and the need for monitors. The reason this isn't done so the forementioned can vote numerous times particularily when given plenty of time during the so called Early Voting period.
    Early Voting should be eliminated unless the driver's licence or a state issued requirement to vote is instated.

    October 30, 2010 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jim Brieske

    correction last sentence should read: state issued i.d. requirement to vote is instated.

    October 30, 2010 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. mark

    Okay first off jim you bigot, requiring a drivers to vote is ILLEGAL and as far as democrats having no integrity kiss my A**. the teabaggers have decided to patrol polls in places which is ILLEGAL too you yutz. This is why the DOJ has decided to do this! We all know how you plan to vote and how you think too.

    October 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Reynardine Greencastle

    Violence, this season, seems to be coming mostly from the Right. It wasn't any Democrat whose goons shackled any reporter or stepped on a woman's head. Furthermore, all these goons were, like their political dons, white. They probably looked a lot like Mr. Brieske did before he grew a little clipped white mustache.

    October 30, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. pw

    Teabaggers try that nonsense at my voting place; you will be run out of town. It's against the law to deny a person to vote!!

    October 30, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pw

    If these teabaggers in texas are preventing minorities from voting; the doj should filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of texas

    October 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Troy

    Keep talking Smart Guy..... We are listening.
    Make your Smart little comments from your Empty Heads and Flapping Gums. With each little poke you make, you make it that much more enjoyable for us to watch you pay. Keep digging that hole, make youself "Feel Good".... Enjoy your comfy life.

    October 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. pw

    If teabaggers did this in my voting district; they will be run out of town. It's against the law to deny a registered voter to vote. If they are doing this in texas; the doj should have these idiots prosecuted.

    October 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |