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Why are FBI agents and the DOJ descending on Florida election offices?

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(PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLA) — The FBI is on site at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office, according to a candidate and witness. During an exclusive interview with The South Florida Morning Show, a Democratic candidate running against Congressman Brian Mast (R-FLA) expressed relief that FBI agents will be monitoring election results at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office Tuesday. Dr. Corrina Robinson revealed that she recently visited PBC SOE Wendy Sartory Link who advised that the FBI will have a presence in her office on Election Day. The reason given was to “prevent hacking.”

However, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said this morning that the DOJ is sending law enforcement to several election precincts in his state. Paxton said in a radio interview with Glenn Beck, agents were being sent to several red counties and he didn’t know why.

In a bulletin issued by the DOJ, law enforcement officials warned of potential election violence and voter intimidation. Paxton said “what is more intimidating to a voter than being watched by FBI agents who are proven Biden administration supporters?”

The DOJ said that the threat of violence extends beyond just politicians, with religious minorities also listed as a potential target.

“We assess some [domestic violent extremists] motivated by election-related grievances would likely view election-related infrastructure, personnel, and voters involved in the election process as attractive targets — including at publicly accessible locations like polling places, ballot drop-box locations, voter registration sites, campaign events, and political party offices,” the bulletin said.

It warned that extremists could target election-related locations in hopes of “swaying voting habits, undermining perceptions of the legitimacy of the voting process, or prompting a government reaction.”

Listen to the full interview with Corrina Robinson here.