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REVEALED: Trump supporters release script for ‘citizen journalists’ to intimidate voters at the polls

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Donald Trump’s dangerous calls to monitor polling places on Election Day are resonating in concrete ways with some of his supporters, the Huffington Post reports.

According to a new report, a voter intimidation group associated with the Republican nominee released a new script on Wednesday night for “citizen journalists” who to participate in poll monitoring.

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The group, called “Vote Protectors,” had originally planned to create fake ID badges for volunteers that would attend polling places in cities with large minority communities, apparently recalling what Trump has said at previous rallies.

Trump has suggested time and time again that the election was sure to be rigged on November 8 and that his supporters should absolutely show up to their polling booths and watch for voter fraud. He said this type of activity was especially likely in “certain areas.”

However, his rhetoric is rooted in historically racist voter intimidation tactics.

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According to the Huffington Post, the group created a script for volunteers that included questions about voter fraud. Some of the questions included the following:

“Would you say that concern over election fraud is legitimate?” and “Do you think that it will be a problem in the upcoming presidential election?”

The Vote Protectors will head to polling places on Election Day with fake ID badges and were allegedly planning to film voters. These are tactics of intimidation.

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The deputy director of voting rights at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, Danielle Lang explained how important it is to be educated about voter monitoring and intimidation this year.

Lang said, “It’s important for voters to understand that they should not automatically trust that everyone who walks up to them at a polling station is an official election worker.” They added, “Not even poll workers have a right to determine your eligibility to vote.”

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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter

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President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.

It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.

Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.

And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.

All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.

Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:

https://twitter.com/jeremynewberger/status/1290833836587311104

https://twitter.com/egheitasean/status/1290768729286963201

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GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT

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There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.

"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.

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Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.

Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.

Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat:

https://twitter.com/LokayFOX5/status/1290832478865952768

https://twitter.com/davematt88/status/1290831071462875136

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