Arizona Sends Report of Voter Intimidation to Justice Dept. for Investigation
The following is a press release from the Arizona Attorney General’s office. All inquiries regarding this case should be directed to the Attorney General’s Office at (602) 564-7200.
In response to recent reports that voters in Arizona are being harassed and intimidated in the days and weeks leading up to the Nov. 5 general election, the Attorney General has ordered two investigations. He has requested the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for these investigations.
The incidents to which the Attorney General referred to federal officials included the following:
·The report of a “porn star” on the ballot who allegedly showed her middle finger during a candidate forum;
·The report of several voters who were told by poll workers that there were other voters who had been arrested in the last two state elections in order to prevent them from voting;
·A report that a ballot box was stuffed with ballots that were thrown out by voters;
·A report that voters reported that a voter told poll workers in some cities that the elections board had asked voters how much they were willing to pay to vote a certain way;
·A report that a voter was told that he could not vote until he had paid for a new computer or voted by mail;
·A report that a voter who wanted to vote for the Republican Party candidate was denied this opportunity by a poll worker who told the voter to sit in the back of the line;
·A report that voters were intimidated during the November primary election by several poll workers refusing to allow them to vote if there were too many people in line to vote;
·A report that a poll worker refused to allow voters who wanted to vote for Hillary Clinton to vote in a neighborhood with a heavy number of Hispanic voters;
·A report that poll workers said they did not have