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Election Rigging?: Obama Justice Department To Monitor South Carolina Congressional Election

Election Rigging?: Obama Justice Department To Monitor South Carolina Congressional Election

WASHINGTON | Mon May 6, 2013 3:35pm EDT

(Reuters) - The Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday's special election to fill a House of Representatives seat, the department said on Monday.

Former South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford is facing Democratic newcomer Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of television political satirist Stephen Colbert, in the First District House race.

The Justice Department said in a statement it was monitoring the election under provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law bars election discrimination on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.

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