The Invisible War is becoming Visible…
Daily Caller by Thomas Catenacci
The Department of Justice sent a memo to prosecutors Wednesday saying it could send armed agents to ballot-counting locations to investigate potential voter fraud, The New York Times reported.
While federal law prohibits armed troops or law enforcement from stationing at any place an election is held unless force is determined “necessary,” the Department of Justice (DOJ) believes the law allows agents to station at places that are counting votes following the election, three unnamed officials familiar told The New York Times.
“[The statute] does not prevent armed federal law enforcement persons from responding to, investigate, or prevent federal crimes at closed polling places or at other locations where votes are being counted,” senior DOJ official Richard P. Donoghue told prosecutors in an email Wednesday, according to The Times.
A DOJ official said Thursday that the memo was sent in anticipation of “disruption.”
“DOJ wanted to make sure that it was clear federal law enforcement is available to help state and locals,” the official said. “DOJ was not sending federal law enforcement anywhere, just making sure state and local officials knew federal government was available to help.”