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Election Monitor Asks Public To Report Any Instances Of Voter Fraud Or Intimidation

A voter is shown in the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office in Kearny...

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Above: A voter is shown in the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office in Kearny Mesa on June 4, 2018.

Election Monitor Asks Public To Report Any Instances Of Voter Fraud Or Intimidation

GUEST:

Christopher Tenorio, district election officer, San Diego and Imperial counties

Transcript

The U.S. Department of Justice will be working to deter voter fraud and discrimination as people head to the polls Tuesday.

The department has assigned monitors to investigate claims, which can include voter intimidation, voter suppression, ineligible voters voting and bribing voters. Voters are asked to report anything that prevents them from exercising their right to vote.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Tenorio has led the effort in San Diego and Imperial counties most years since 2002. The national effort is called the Election Day Program.

Tenorio said there have been very few, if any, instances of ineligible voters voting in a federal election since the beginning of the program. He said voter intimidation is a more common complaint.

Voters are asked to report claims to Tenorio on Election Day by calling (619) 546-8413. Claims can also be made to the FBI at (858) 320-1800 or tips.fbi.gov.

Complaints may also be made directly to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Voting Section in Washington, D.C. at (800) 253-3931 or (202) 307-2767.

Tenorio joins KPBS Midday Edition Tuesday to discuss voting concerns in our area and across the country.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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