Statement of the United States Attorney’s Office Regarding Justice Department Efforts to Protect Voting Rights

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Department of Justice today released its comprehensive press release (https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-releases-information-efforts-protect-right-vote-prosecute-election-fraud) on federal efforts to protect voting rights and to prohibit intimidation, discrimination, and fraud in the November 8 general election and the pre-election-day voting that has already begun.

As this statement indicates, the Justice Department is committed to ensuring that all qualified voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted free of intimidation, discrimination, or fraud in the election process. Here in Arizona, we have terrific partnerships with reasoned and dedicated local, county and state officials, and we expect that our deputy sheriffs and municipal police officers will be the front line in efforts to ensure that all qualified voters are able to exercise their right to vote free of intimidation or other election abuses.

We’ll nonetheless be watching federally. As the several election threat-related cases pending federal felony charges from alleged criminal activity arising out of our State show, acts which cross the line will not go unaddressed. We have a long history of civil dialogue and civic engagement here in Arizona, and we will vigorously safeguard all Arizonans’ rights to freely and lawfully cast their ballot during the election.

 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-190_USAO Protect Voting Rights Statement

 

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