Feds to Monitor Election Fraud in Vermont
November 2, 2008
Times-Argus-MONTPELIER, VT-Vermont District US Attorney Thomas D. Anderson announced to the Vermont media last that his office in Burlington will monitor the November 4th elections for fraud and voting-rights abuse.
FBI, US Department of Justice Officials Used for Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigations will also have special agents available in their field offices and resident agencies in Vermont to take allegations of fraud and abuse.
Voting is the cornerstone of American democracy," said Anderson in a news release issued through the Vermont US Attorney's Office. "Election fraud and voting-rights abuses dilute the worth of votes honestly cast. They also corrupt the essence of our representative form of government."
Assistant US Attorney for Vermont John M. Conroy will serve as the district election officer for the district of Vermont and will oversee any complaints. The United States Department of Justice established the Ballot Access and Voting Integrity Initiative in 2002 to deter voter fraud and to prosecute such activity when detected.
To Report Voter Fraud in Vermont
If any Vermont citizen knows or witnesses any incidents of voting fraud the Vermont US Attorney's Office can be reached by the public at (802)951-6725 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or (802)651-8285 while the polls are open. The FBI can be reached at (802)863-6316.
Complaints about ballot access problems or discrimination can also be made directly to the Civil Rights Division's voting section in Washington, D.C., at (800)253-3931 or (202)307-2767. Where voter fraud or abuse related to race, color, religion, or national origin, contact the Civil Rights Division's criminal section at (202)514-3204They can be reached by the public at (802)951-6725 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. or (802)651-8285 while the polls are open. The FBI can be reached at (802)863-6316.