Republicans intimedating voters
With the courts blocking their voter-suppression agenda, conservative politicians in Washington and Raleigh alike are pushing to get their preferred judges on North Carolina’s courts.President Trump, in fact, has nominated Thomas Farr, the lawyer who unsuccessfully defended the 2013 voting law and the 2011 redistricting maps, to a lifetime seat as a federal judge. Butterfield, a former judge, asked whether Farr can “impartially serve as a judge in cases involving voting and civil rights.” At his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee (on Wednesday), Farr faced tough questions about his defense of the 2013 voting law.Legislators could soon propose an amendment to the North Carolina constitution that would transfer the governor’s authority to appoint judges to the General Assembly – the ultimate power grab over the courts.North Carolinians who object to these changes should speak out in defense of the state constitution’s system of checks and balances.Farr’s former client, the General Assembly, is also considering a bill to gerrymander judges in ways that could harm judicial diversity. Some raised concerns about how the new districts could impact diversity. Burr claimed that his bill would undo Democrats’ prior gerrymandering, but the bill would actually undo districts that were drawn after a 1986 Voting Rights Act lawsuit created an opportunity for black voters to have an equal say in electing judges.A legislative aide said the bill is intended to get more Republican judges on the bench, according to a report from N. Judicial gerrymandering is the General Assembly’s latest attempt to re-shape the courts into rubber stamps for their agenda.On Stop the Steal’s website, Stone says Clinton’s Democrats “intend to flood the polls with illegals.
“Trump has sought to advance his campaign’s goal of ‘voter suppression’ by using the loudest microphone in the nation to implore his supporters to engage in unlawful intimidation,” the Ohio Democratic Party wrote in a legal filing. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment. In a motion filed on Monday in that case, the RNC said it was not involved in poll watching but was working to support Trump in other areas.
Democrats said the true purpose of the project, called Stop the Steal, was to intimidate minority and urban voters.
Stone told Reuters that his project was designed to ensure that electronic voting machines were working properly.
Ten days later, during a speech in Akron, Ohio, Trump told the crowd that they had to gather friends and family and go “watch” others vote.
“And when I say ‘watch,'” he said, “you know what I’m talking about right?