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Braveboy Leads Voter Initiative in Prince George’s County

via Washington Informer

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy wants to ensure voter intimidation doesn’t take place in the majority-Black jurisdiction during the general election.

Her office launched “Operation Protect the Vote for All” which focuses on making sure vulnerable populations such as senior citizens, immigrants and those in the LGBTQ community aren’t intimidated and can vote.

The push comes as President Donald Trump continues to claim voting by mail would be “a disaster” and encouraging his supporters to man polling places during in-person voting in states with early voting and Election Day on Nov. 3.

“We want every single Prince Georgian to know we care about them,” - Aisha Braveboy

“Voter intimidation is actually a crime. We work along with the [Maryland] Office of Attorney General to prosecute those who violate our election laws in Maryland.”

According to state law, a person found guilty of voter intimidation through “the use of force, threat [or] menace” can be fined up to $2,500 and serve up to five years in prison.

The Voting Rights Alliance, comprised of legislators, activists and nonprofit organizations, highlights more than six dozen forms of voter suppression. Some of them include persons impersonating a law enforcement or immigration official; voter challenges at polls; and disparate racial treatment at the polls.


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