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Department of Justice Launches Task Force to Protect Election Officials

Ajay Sarma
Monday, June 28, 2021, 3:45 PM

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On June 25, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors and the director of the FBI reiterating the Department of Justice’s commitment to prosecuting threats against election officials. To better protect election officials and prosecute offenders amid a “rise in threats,” Monaco announced the creation of a Justice Department task force comprising members of the Criminal Division, the Civil Rights Division, the National Security Division and the FBI.

You can read the memorandum here or below.

Ajay Sarma is a junior at Harvard College studying Social Studies. He is an intern at Lawfare.

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