FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Send The National Guard And Election Monitors To Locations Suspected Of Voter Fraud?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Instagram purports President Joe Biden and the Department of Justice (DOJ) sent the National Guard and election monitors to locations suspected of voter fraud during the 2022 midterms.

 

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Verdict: Misleading

The DOJ sent election monitors to 64 jurisdictions, including those involved in 2020 fraud allegations, the Washington Post reported. However, the moves are standard and not a sign of ongoing election fraud.

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Following Tuesday’s midterm elections, Republicans are poised to take control of the House of Representatives through a small majority, The Associated Press reported. Control of the Senate is still undecided as races in Nevada and Arizona are too close to call while Georgia’s senate race heads to a Dec. 6 runoff, according to the outlet.

The Instagram post, liked over 600 times, claims Biden and the DOJ deployed both election monitors and the National Guard to locations suspected of committing voter fraud.

“It’s kind of telling that the Biden regime and DOJ is sending the national guard and monitors to all the locations RIFE for voter fraud,” the post reads in part.

The DOJ did send election monitors to 64 jurisdictions, including those involved in 2020 fraud allegations, the Washington Post reported. Among these jurisdictions are Clark County, Nevada, Pinal County, Arizona, and Berks County, Pennsylvania, according to the outlet.

However, there are no credible news reports suggesting the National Guard or the election monitors being activated was a definitive sign of election fraud. (RELATED: Does This Video Show A ‘Masked Man’ Cheating In The 2022 Midterm Elections?)

“Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Division has regularly monitored elections in the field in jurisdictions around the country to protect the rights of voters,” a DOJ spokesperson told Check Your Fact in an email. “This is part of the Division’s enforcement of the federal laws that protect the right to vote…These federal statutes implicate a wide range of issues regarding the right to vote.”

The spokesperson also said the decision to send election monitors is based on “circumstances on the ground with respect to a particular jurisdiction in a particular election.”

The National Guard’s cybersecurity experts were authorized to provide assistance to 14 states that were alleged to have been prime targets for any cybersecurity threats or interference from external entities, according to Politico.

“By executive order, Gov. Jared Polis activated cyber teams statewide in Colorado. In Connecticut, cyber units are providing municipal cybersecurity reviews,” a press release from the U.S. army read in part. “In Iowa, Guard members assist with selection security, providing 24-hour threat monitoring.”

Check Your Fact has also contacted the White House for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter

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