Department of Justice officials announced Tuesday a new plan to prevent election fraud. On Election Day, the U.S. Attorney says there will be at least two prosecutors on call in Indianapolis, New Albany, Terre Haute, and Evansville to deal with any criminal wrongdoing related to the election.
Though he did not give any examples, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said Southern Indiana has a history of vote buying and harassment and bullying of voters by both police and volunteers.
“We will have U.S. Attorneys located throughout the Southern District of Indiana on Election Day as well as the FBI to try to address any problems that may occur,” he says. “We don’t anticipate problems occurring, but should they arise it’s good to have people prepared to respond.”
Many studies question whether voter fraud is a modern problem, but Hogsett says it is an issue he particularly wants to see stamped out.