Where is the DOJ?

Red StateIn the early morning hours on Wednesday as big cities in battleground states were holding back their vote tabulations, an email went out to US Attorney’s Offices around the country from the office of Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen confirming that the statute which precludes armed federal officers from being at polling stations while voting is taking place does not apply to locations where votes are being canvassed and tabulated. The statute “does not prevent armed federal law enforcement persons from responding to, investigate, or prevent federal crimes at closed polling places or at other locations where votes are being counted,” said Richard P. Donoghue, the Principal Assistant Deputy Attorney General, told the U.S Attorneys in an email sent at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

This issue would have only be answered in that fashion and at that time of the morning in response to one or more inquiries from U.S. Attorneys watching events unfold. The significance is that the US Attorneys Offices may take steps to seek to have prosecutors and FBI Agents present to observe the recounts as they take place, and to take note of any ballot irregularities that are uncovered. There have been reports from some jurisdictions that GOP election observers were made to leave election offices in some jurisdictions late on Tuesday evening, being told that the counting process was being halted for the night, only to have counting of ballots continue once they left.

Did this happen?

This entry was published Sat Nov 07 14:02:43 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-11-05 16:02:55.0. [Tweet]

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