Saturday, October 30, 2004
Election fraud complaints get attention from Brownlee
The U.S. attorney appointed Sharon Burnham, U.S. assistant attorney, to supervise response the complaints.
Brownlee appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharon Burnham to supervise the response to any complaints of fraud, according to a statement released this week by his office. It is part of a nationwide initiative by the Department of Justice that began in 2002, according to the statement. "Election fraud and voting rights abuses dilute the worth of votes honestly cast," Brownlee said in the statement. "They also corrupt the essence of our representative form of government. As crimes against both the individual and the government, they will be dealt with promptly and aggressively."
Anyone who has information suggesting electoral corruption or voting rights abuses should contact the U.S. Attorney's Office at 857-2250 or the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Roanoke at 344-5561.
Any complaints about discrimination or ballot access problems should be reported to the Voting Section of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division at (800)253-3931.
- Jen McCaffery