Justice Dept. sends federal staffers to Quincy on Election Day

QUINCY, MA (WHDH) - More than 500 staffers from the Justice Department were sent to polling places across the country, including Quincy, to make sure everything is running smoothly.

The decision is part of a nationwide effort to ensure there is no voter fraud or intimidation at the polls.

“The department is deeply committed to the fair and unbiased application of our voting rights laws and we will work tirelessly to ensure that every eligible person that wants to do so is able to cast a ballot,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a statement.

While the city clerk said there has never been any issues in Quincy before, resident Theresa Tran said Quincy may be a concern because a lot of constituents speak English as a second language.

“The Asian community is much more shier and shies away and maybe it’s the language barrier,” said Tran.

Voters in Quincy said even with the extra security, they did not notice any difference.

The Secretary of State’s office is predicting a record-breaking voter turnout in Massachusetts of more than 3 million people.

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