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Midterms: Poor Control in Some Polling Places

Escaso control en algunos centros electorales, EFE

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Voting in the midterms in the United States is not being controlled by the government in some polling stations visited Tuesday by EFE in the state of Maryland.

The Justice Department announced Monday that it would send observers to 64 jurisdictions in 24 states across the country to monitor the conduct of the elections and ensure that voting rights are respected.

However, of the four polling stations visited by FEE this morning, which were supposed to be monitored, only one received -at 9:00 a.m. – the election monitors who were to be sent by the Department of Justice to check that the voting was taking place correctly.

Another was informed of the possibility of observers visiting throughout the day, while the official of a third confirmed to EFE that he had not been notified.

Among the functions overseen by these poll watchers is to ensure that there is a Spanish translator among the election volunteers so that the Hispanic community can access the ballot.

The United States votes this Tuesday on which political party will control the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate for the next two years, currently controlled by the Democrats, which will set the course for the second half of President Joe Biden’s term.

Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

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