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DOJ reps are on watch for Election Day discrimination in 28 jurisdictions nationwide

Poll monitors from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division will spread out across the country to watch for voter discrimination on Election Day.

The department announced that monitors will cover 28 jurisdictions in 18 states until the polls close, keeping an eye out for instances of race-based discrimination as well as inadequate resources for voters with disabilities.

In a video announcement about the plan, Attorney General Eric Holder said, "Over the last few months, leaders from the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division have received information from a wide variety of citizens and groups. Based upon our independent and non-partisan consideration and expertise, we have dispatched federal monitors to polling places around the country — just as we do during every election season."

Ensuring fair elections, he said, is one of the department's "most sacred responsibilities."

Here's the full list of jurisdictions where you might find a friendly Justice Department monitor at your local polling place:

  • Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Alameda County, California
  • Napa County, California
  • Duval County, Florida
  • Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Lee County, Florida
  • Orange County, Florida
  • Fulton County, Georgia
  • Gwinnett County, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Finney County, Kansas
  • Robeson County, North Carolina
  • Colfax County, Nebraska
  • Douglas County, Nebraska
  • Bergen County, New Jersey
  • Cibola County, New Mexico
  • Orange County, New York
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Lorain County, Ohio
  • Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
  • Richland County, South Carolina
  • Charles Mix County, South Dakota
  • Shannon County; South Dakota
  • Shelby County, Tennessee
  • Harris County, Texas
  • Waller County, Texas
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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