Voting Rights Groups Ramping Up Election Protection Efforts

11/01/2016

USA Today: “National and local voting rights activists, worried about threats to casting ballots nationwide, are setting up command centers, staffing hotlines and deploying thousands of monitors to polling sites across the country to ensure voters can get to the polls. ‘Folks are pretty much on high alert,’ said Scott Simpson, director of media and campaigns for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of 200 groups. ‘There is no election like this in modern history and we are taking every precaution that we can, within our means, to prevent intimidation and to make sure that folks know that they will be able to cast their ballots free from intimidation.’”

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/10/28/voting-rights-group-ramping-up-protection-efforts/92894090/