Using the ridiculous allegation that GOP poll watchers are really there to discourage minorities from voting, the Democratic National Committee filed a request Wednesday, asking a judge to block the GOP from supporting Trump’s recruitment of poll watchers.
The DNC claimed in their filing that the recruitment of poll watchers is a coordinated effort to intimidate voters, and say it is violating a court order case from 35 years ago, when the party was forbidden from engaging in voter security measures back in 1982.
The Republican National Committee said the filing is baseless.
“The filing is completely meritless,” said Lindsay Walters, RNC spokeswoman. “Just as in all prior elections in which the consent decree was in effect, the RNC strictly abides by the consent decree and does not take part directly or indirectly in any efforts to prevent or remedy vote fraud. Nor do we coordinate with the Trump campaign or any other campaign or party organization in any efforts they may make in this area.”
The Democratic filing alleges that by Trump’s statement of the elections being rigged is false.
“Trump has falsely and repeatedly told his supporters that the November 8 election will be ‘rigged’ based upon fabricated claims of voter fraud in ’certain areas,’ according to the filing. “Unsurprisingly, those ’certain areas’ are exclusively communities in which large minority voting populations reside.”
Bloomberg reports that the case is identified as Democratic National Committee v. Republican National Committee, 81-cv-03876, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (Newark).
Perhaps the DNC has forgotten that in the 2008 election, members of the Black Panthers stood outside polling places in Philadelphia, wearing all black and carrying billy clubs.
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