To prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act''.
SEC. 2. DECEPTIVE PRACTICES IN ELECTIONS.
(a) Civil Action.-- (1) In general.--Subsection (b) of section 2004 of the Revised Statutes (42 U.S.C. 1971(b)) is amended-- (A) by striking ``No person'' and inserting the following: ``(1) No person''; and (B) by inserting at the end the following new paragraph: ``(2) No person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, shall knowingly deceive any other person regarding-- ``(A) the time, place, or manner of conducting a general, primary, run-off, or special election for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress; or ``(B) the qualifications for or restrictions on voter eligibility for any election described in subparagraph (A).''. (2) Private right of action.-- (A) In general.--Subsection (c) of section 2004 of the Revised Statutes (42 U.S.C. 1971(c)) is amended-- (i) by striking ``Whenever any person'' and inserting the following: ``(1) Whenever any person''; and (ii) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(2) Any person aggrieved by a violation of subsection (b)(2) may institute a civil action or other proper proceeding for preventive relief, including an application in a United States district court for a permanent...