According to the “New York Times” report, the US Department of Justice notified federal prosecutors via e-mail earlier on the 4th, stating that the Department of Justice will send armed federal law enforcement officers to various counting points to investigate possible illegal behavior.
According to US law, the federal government is prohibited from sending armed law enforcement personnel to polling stations on election day. However, the US Department of Justice explained that the federal government has the right to dispatch armed law enforcement personnel to polling stations and counting points at any time after the election day. In this regard, some experts expressed concern, saying that this approach may threaten or interfere with the vote counting process in the general election.
Trump supporters besieged a counting point closed to the outside world
According to a local US media report on the 5th, for security reasons, the Maricopa County Voting Center Building in Arizona has been closed to the outside world.
According to reports from multiple reporters on the scene, supporters of US President Trump gathered outside the counting center building, many of whom held guns and other weapons. However, the local counting center said that the staff will continue to count the votes and will announce the results as planned. At present, the result of the vote counting in Arizona has not yet been released.