Justice Dept deploys election monitors to 19 states, 35 municipalities for midterms on Tuesday

Justice Dept deploys election monitors to 19 states, 35 municipalities for midterms on Tuesday

[Ed. – Numbers similar to the 2014 election.]

The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it will send election observers to polling stations across the country this week to ensure that federal election laws are being upheld.

The observers will be in 35 counties or municipalities across 19 states. The number of jurisdictions is roughly on par with the previous midterm election. In 2014, the Obama administration deployed monitors to 28 jurisdictions in 18 states. During the previous presidential election in 2016, the department monitored 67 jurisdictions in 28 states.

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