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Monday, November 06, 2006
Justice to monitor polls
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department announced Monday it is deploying more than 850 federal personnel to 69 jurisdictions in 22 states to watch for potential federal violations in tomorrow's midterm elections.

The contingent includes more than 500 trained federal observers from the Office of Personnel Management to areas mostly in the Deep South and Southwest, which have been certified by federal courts or the Attorney General under the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

In addition more than 350 Civil Rights Division lawyers and other personnel from the Justice Department are being dispatched to locations throughout the country where authorities have reason to believe there is a potential for federal voting violations.

-- CNN Justice Producer Terry Frieden
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