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Americans, Voter

Voter Suppression Watch: Tracking Swing State Reports Of Intimidation At The Polls

A comprehensive guide to voter suppression and voter intimidation in all swing states throughout Election Day.

November 8, 2016
is a recount justified?

Justice Department To Monitor Election In 28 States

Personnel from the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division will be deployed to polling sites in 28 states to monitor the election.

November 8, 2016
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U.S. Appeals Court Removes New Voter-Intimidation Rules In Ohio

The U.S. appeals court in Ohio removed new restrictions on partisan poll watchers that Democrats had sought to prevent Election Day voter intimidation. The rules overturned by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals would have imposed greater penalties on people who harass voters during Tuesday’s election.

November 6, 2016
Minority voters

Democrats Have Early Voting Edge, Despite GOP Voter Suppression Tactics

While that high voter turnout pattern appears to favor Hillary Clinton, suppression tactics from Republicans and local intimidation antics by Donald Trump supporters are still unfolding, adding angst and muddying the election’s last phase.

November 4, 2016
Trump supporters use bullying tactics to scare people at the polls

What A Surprise: Trumpsters As Bullies

Has Trump inspired grown men to bully women like me? Sure. And don’t they look silly? Glad you can see us, boys. On Election Day, you’re going to hear us, too.

November 3, 2016
Media normalizing Trump

Democrats Sue Trump For Alleged Voter Intimidation In Four States

In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a “campaign of vigilante voter intimidation” that violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an 1871 law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.

October 31, 2016
Roger Stone

Election Experts: Roger Stone’s Exit Polling Plan Smacks Of ‘Intimidation’

Election experts say that the plan by Roger Stone to unleash hundreds of untrained “exit poll” watchers in search of vote theft on Election Day risks intimidating voters in the targeted communities. They also explain that unprofessional exit polling is a nonsensical way to discover alleged voter fraud and vote rigging, which is “extremely rare” in the first place.

October 28, 2016
Civil rights groups prepare to fight voter intimidation

U.S. Civil Rights Groups Prepare To Fight Voter Intimidation

Civil rights groups will deploy thousands of volunteers in 27 states to ensure that voters won’t be turned away by harassment or long lines.

October 19, 2016
An election worker checks a voter's drivers license as North Carolina's controversial "Voter ID" law goes into effect for the state's presidential primary election at a polling place in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. on March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo

Warning Of Election Fraud, Trump Sparks Fear That His Backers May Intimidate Minority Voters

Trump, who previously suggested the Nov. 8 election would be rigged for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, said he’d “heard some stories about certain parts of the state, and we have to be very careful.”

August 14, 2016