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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the Justice Department reporter for The Washington Times. A native of Newtown, Pennsylvania, he previously worked for Gannett and has won awards from both the Delaware Press Association and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association. He is a graduate of George Washington University and can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Jeff Mordock

Jeff Sessions returns to his home in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as Attorney General after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation "at your request." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sessions departure threatens to upend Mueller probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned upon the president's request Wednesday, leaving a host of questions about what comes next for the ongoing special counsel probe, criminal justice and immigration enforcement. Published November 7, 2018

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks in front of a newly fortified border wall structure Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Calexico, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Glitches, but no signs of hacking at closely watched polling places

Computer glitches and long lines at polling places around the country did not stop millions of Americans from voting in Tuesday's midterm elections, which saw a surge of turnout in a contest noted for its cost, intensity and concern for the integrity of the overall democratic process. Published November 6, 2018

Voters packed the Vigo County Annex in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, during the final day of early voting. (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP) ** FILE **

Heavy voter turnout in Indiana crashes voting machines

Voter turnout in Johnson County, Indiana, was so heavy Tuesday morning that it caused the voting machines to crash as citizens eagerly lined up to cast their midterm election ballots. Published November 6, 2018

Polling site officials, left, check on a voting scanner after it jammed Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in the Parkchester community of the Bronx borough of New York. The jam forced voters to manually file their ballots until a repair was made. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Old machines, long lines plague midterm elections

Computer glitches and long lines popped up around the country Tuesday, making difficult for voters in some states to cast their ballot in the much-anticipated midterm elections. Published November 6, 2018

In this file photo, the screen of an electronic voting machine is displayed, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) **FILE**

Wrong voting machines delivered in suburban New York

The wrong voting machines were delivered to polling places in Westchester County, New York, a suburb of New York City, early Tuesday morning, according to a local media reports. Published November 6, 2018

In this Aug. 30, 2015, file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff's office, Cesar Sayoc is seen in a booking photo, in Miami. Sayoc will not seek immediate release on bail and agreed Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, to be transferred from Miami to New York to face charges of sending explosive devices to prominent Democrats, critics of President Donald Trump and media outlets. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP) **FILE**

Pipe bomb suspect to appear in court Tuesday

The man accused of sending pipe bombs to nearly a dozen critics of President Trump will make an initial court appearance in New York on Tuesday, coinciding with the midterm elections. Published November 5, 2018