Judge finds no evidence Arizona voters will face intimidation

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Voter intimidation, Louisiana, 1892. Cartoon from the New Orleans “Mascot.”

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star

Saying evidence is lacking, a federal judge refused late Friday to issue an order directing the Republican Party, Donald Trump and his supporters not to harass or intimidate voters.

U.S. District Court Judge John Tuchi acknowledged news reports quoting Trump as telling supporters the election is “rigged.” He also said there were statements made by the GOP presidential nominee telling backers to “go out and watch” for vote fraud and to go to polling places “and go sit there with friends and make sure it’s on the up and up.”

But Tuchi said none of that rose to the level of violating the federal Voting Rights Act, which makes it a crime to “intimidate, threaten or coerce … any person voting or attempting to vote.”

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