President Trump has called on supporters, including law enforcement officers, to monitor election sites. Voter intimidation tactics have a long history.

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Poll Watchers and the Long History of Voter Intimidation

Producer: Scott Michels
Editor: Heru Muharrar

Poll watchers – observers who can report voting problems to local officials – operate under strict rules. President Trump’s call for his supporters to guard polling places during this election has raised concerns about the potential for voter intimidation.

This story was supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.