Voter Suppression

Judge Orders the RNC to Detail Their Poll Watching Operation by Tonight

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Democratic party officials filed lawsuits against the RNC and Trump campaign in four states yesterday to halt whatever voter intimidation schemes they may have cooked up for election day.

U.S. District Court Judge John Vazquez has now ordered the RNC to reveal any plans they may have by the end of business today.

The order also instructs the RNC to explain by 5 p.m. Tuesday what Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence were talking about in recent comments when they said that Trump's campaign was working closely with the RNC to make sure there is no fraud at the polls.

The Trump campaign's penchant for running their mouths may have landed the RNC in hot water.

The RNC has been under a consent decree for 30 years for intimidating voters in the 1980s. It never expired.

  • muselet

    The RNC appealed [District Court Judge Dickinson] Debevoise’s 2009 ruling [largely upholding his earlier ruling on voter intimidation] to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the decision. The judge, an appointee of President Jimmy Carter, died last year at age 91. When the DNC moved to enforce the decree last week, the case was randomly reassigned to Vazquez, who was appointed by President Barack Obama.

    Cue the ear-splitting wails of “Rigged!” from the Trump campaign.

    (I’m guessing the only thing we’ll hear from the RNC will be the sound of weeping, even though the party has no one and nothing to blame but itself for its current predicament. Maybe the Rs will learn how to behave after another 30 years under this consent decree.)


  • Aynwrong
  • Draxiar

    Funny how the only election rigging is coming from the ones warning about election rigging. These people can go screw themselves…they disgust me.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      Methinks they doth protest too much. ūüėČ

    • ninjaf

      Another fine example of Republican projectionism.