Point of Contact for Election Fraud Complaints Announced

Point of Contact for Election Fraud Complaints Announced

Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Norman R. Smith will be leading the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election. United States Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced the news. For the Southern District of Illinois, AUSA Smith is appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO).

In the newly appointed capacity, Smith will be responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights concerns in consultation with Justice Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. Weinhoeft said that every citizen should be able to vote freely.

Weinhoeft said, “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 always act appropriately to protect the integrity of the election process.” The Department of Justice has an important role to ensure a transparent election process.

The Department has a long-standing Election Day Program. The program furthers the election fraud fight and also creates confidence in the integrity of the election process as they provide local points of contact within the Department for the public to report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open through Election Day.

Crimes such 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 are fought against by the federal law. The law also protects the rights of the voters and protects them to freely voting without any intimidation or harassment.

Related Posts
Chicago Steel vs. Chicago Ice Sharks: Game Results
The Chicago Steel (20-7-6-0; 46 pts), playing as the Chicago Ice Sharks for one night
Shedd Aquarium to Renovate on $500M Project
Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium says it will start work in 2022 on a $500 million project to “renovate
Chicago to have casino-resort; selection process is on
In order to develop a world-class experience in the City of Chicago that will push
7 New Year Resolution to Your Financial Fitness
I's almost time to ring in the New Year — and many people are looking forward
Lori Lightfoot Accuses Stores of Not Doing Enough for Safety
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has accused stores of not taking adequate measures to prevent themselves from being
Statistics over shopping behavior on Thanksgiving Day
U.S. brick-and-mortar stores regained some popularity during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but overall there
Pekin Man Is Sentenced to 12 Years 7 Months for Possession of Methamphetamine
Daniel W. Dawe, a 48-year-old man from Pekin, Illinois, has been sentenced to twelve years
JAHM offers to listen to the voices the Early 20th Century
Now, Joliet citizens can listen to the voices that sounded more than fifty years ago.
SIUC is called to stop disciplinary investigation into Chinese professor
CARBONDALE – Southern Illinois University Carbondale Faculty Association (SIUCFA) calls Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)
IDES to Change Unemployment Insurance
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that in the coming