Federal judge orders Republicans to reveal poll-watching deal with
Donald Trump campaign
A federal judge has ordered the Republican National Committee to reveal any plans it has to coordinate poll-watching schemes after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to be on the look out for voter fraud in heavily Democratic areas.
The Democratic National Committee asked a federal judge in New Jersey last week to block the RNC from supporting efforts — which would discourage minorities from voting — based on Trump’s baseless claims that the presidential election is “rigged.”
On the campaign trail, Trump has called for his supporters to “watch the polling booths” while speaking in Democratic-leaning locations like Philadelphia.