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Who Will Watch Trump's Vigilante Poll-Watchers?

Trump’s vague and reckless calls for supporters to “monitor” elections is voter intimidation, and it may be illegal under the Voting Rights Act.
A neutral observer, top, watches as two election staffers help count absentee and mail-in ballots.
A neutral observer, top, watches as two election staffers help count absentee and mail-in ballots.Eugene Tanner/AP

Donald Trump has been working diligently to stir up an army of amateur, vigilante poll watchers under the pretense that the presidential election is rigged. Early voting has only begun in just a few states, but Trump is convinced that the fix is in, specifically in certain “inner city“ domains, and that rigorous “poll monitoring” is in order.