Intimidating voters

03-Sep-2016 23:02

We take all such reports seriously and always pass on the relevant information.'The SNP has consistently denied that the party itself is linked with the legion of cybernats – SNP supporters who spread abuse and vile slurs online – but in recent weeks the claim has begun to unravel.One sent out tweets as if they were written by Neil Benny, a Stirling Tory councillor, to humiliate him and his social media contacts.p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social .main-container .main-container .A tweet from her about the incident led Dumfries and Galloway Council to claim online that she wrong, and that there had been no intimidation – but the council blundered by tweeting a photograph of the wrong polling station.Several people, who asked to remain anonymous, have contacted RFE/RL and claimed to have received pressure from ruling party members about their vote.

I have no idea who they were but I have been voting since the age of 18 and I can tell you it's the first time I have come up against something like this.' The pensioner later spoke to police officers.'We have passed on their complaint to the electoral registration officer at the council and have spoken to Police Scotland.The Ohio complaint laid out a long history of remarks by Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, encouraging supporters to watch the polls.(For example, Trump told a crowd in Akron, Ohio, “And when I say ‘watch,’ you know what I’m talking about right?The suit asked the court to declare it illegal to intimidate voters at the polls.

Similar suits have been filed in Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Michigan.

Voter harassment is illegal, but the line between harassing voters and “monitoring” the polls can be blurry.