Monday, November 5, 2012


 I was leery of the 202 number because I thought it might just be local, but the 202 # and the 1-800 are on this page plus one for just Wester PA (grab it if it fits you area for the fastest service).

Excerpt Hispanic :
Federal prosecutors and FBI agents will be on duty on Election Day to field complaints of voter intimidation, bribery, vote buying and related crimes, U.S. Attorney David Hickton announced today.

The office has set up a hotline at 412-894-7516. Mr. Hickton has appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Shaun Sweeney as Western Pennsylvania's district election officer.

FBI agents can be reached on Tuesday at 412-432-4000, and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Voting Section in Washington can be reached at 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767 or online, the office announced.

"The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process," Mr. Hickton said in a press release, which indicated that enforcement of voter rights is a longstanding role of the Department of Justice.

Federal law, according to the release, "contains special protections for the rights of voters and provides that they can vote free from acts that intimidate or harass them. For example, actions of persons designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning or challenging them, or by photographing or videotaping them, under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting may violate federal voting rights law.
I've taken a much larger portion of this report than I usually do because this is urgent and important for our nation and for voters.

It doesn't sound like it's just for Spanish speakers, and hopefully they can accomidate either.  I still think that if you can't get help otherwise, call 911.  The cops should help too.  They're real Americans, many of minority backgrounds, some even the children of immigrants.

I'm pretty sure you know if you should have the right to vote.  It is true that Republican operatives may have thrown some registration forms away, but I'm sure if you honestly did your part the cops should take your word for it.  Be strong in your faith.

And hopefully those who threw away the forms will be wearing stripes or orange or something like that for a long time. And those harassing people at the polls can join them.

Pass these numbers around.  And people recommend you take a phone to the polls, and a camera (if you have them) to record any problems.