Friday, July 30, 2021

DOJ fires warning shot against 'unusual' post-election ballot reviews

By Josh Gerstein, Zach Montellaro POLITICO July 29, 2021 

The Justice Department on Wednesday issued another warning aimed at states conducting or considering audits of ballots tallied in last year's election, reminding election authorities that allowing ballots to be mishandled can violate federal law.

While the Biden administration "guidance" document carries no formal legal weight and may not strike fear into local officials, the Justice Department used the release of the legal analysis to press their campaign of saber-rattling against Republican-led audits of the 2020 vote in Arizona and other states, as well as voting changes many GOP-controlled states are pursuing as part of purported anti-fraud efforts.

"Jurisdictions have to be careful not to let those ballots be defaced or mutilated or lost or destroyed as part of an audit," said a Justice Department official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. "This document puts down a marker that says the Justice Department is concerned about this.".............Continue Reading..... 

Larry Klayman: More absolute proof the Biden-Harris DOJ-FBI under AG Garland and FBI Director Wray is a political and corrupt cesspool!

 

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