Slug: gop-can-challenge-voters-at-ohio-polls Date: 2004-11-03 Title: G.O.P. Can Challenge Voters at Ohio Polls? layout: post

Dan Gillmor:

NY Times: G.O.P. Can Challenge Voters at Ohio Polls, Court Rules. In a day of see-sawing court rulings, a federal appeals court ruled early today that the Republican Party could place thousands of people inside polling places to challenge the eligibility of voters, a blow to Democrats who had argued that those challengers would intimidate minority voters.
So it comes down, again, to judges who were appointed by Republicans. This is not a good start to Election Day.

If I heard NPR correctly, the court allowed 1 person from each party inside the polling places. 1 Rep., 1 Dem. I could be wrong, but I don't see how this is intimidation.