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President Trump: DOJ adding more people to fight against efforts to limit voting and other illegal acts

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about voting rights at the Justice Department in Washington, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about voting rights at the Justice Department in Washington, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about voting rights at the Justice Department in Washington, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

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UPDATED 8:00 AM PT – Monday, June 14, 2021

President Trump recently responded to threats made by the Department of Justice against potential election auditors. While utilizing his Telegram account Sunday, he said the DOJ was “adding more people onto its roles in order to fight against efforts to limit voting.”

Last week, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a warning to states considering mirroring ongoing election audits in Arizona and New Hampshire. He said he would double the amount of attorneys in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to allow for intense scrutiny on states that mount investigations or try to change their election laws.

“So, again, the Civil Rights Division is going to need more lawyers,” Garland stated. “Accordingly, today, I am announcing that within the next 30 days, we will double the division’s enforcement staff for protecting the right to vote.”

Trump argued this threat means Democrats want to “cancel anything having to do with the result of the election because they know what was done.”

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