The department says it Civil Rights Division has “regularly monitored elections in the field in jurisdictions around the country to protect the rights of voters since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“The Civil Rights Division will also take complaints from the public nationwide regarding possible violations of the federal voting rights laws through its call center, the department also said. “The Civil Rights Division enforces the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot.”
Among the states to be monitored are so-called “battlegrounds” state in which the control of Congress will be decided and include Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The deployment of federal agents comes amid heightened concerns about election integrity in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, which faced widespread accusations of voter fraud.