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United States Attorney Announces Procedures To
Handle Election Fraud And Voting Rights Abuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2012

Memphis, TN - United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III announced today that in
conjunction with the Department of Justice’s on-going Ballot Access and Voting Integrity
Initiative, Assistant United States Attorneys and FBI agents will be available to handle
complaints of election fraud and voter rights abuses.

The Department’s long-standing Election Day Program is intended to ensure public confidence
in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Justice
Department where the public can report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while
the polls are open on Election Day.

“We will take every measure possible to ensure the integrity, security, and fairness of our
elections process. Election and voter fraud undermines the very foundations of our great state
and country, and will not be tolerated under any circumstances,” said Edward L. Stanton, III,
United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

Assistant United States Attorney Justin Bailey will be available while the polls are open on
August 2, 2012 to receive and handle complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in
consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington. He can be reached at the
following number: (901) 969-2920.

In addition, the FBI will have special agents available to receive allegations of election fraud and
other election abuses on Election Day. The FBI can be reached by the public at 901-747-4300.

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