Supreme Court refuses to issue order on voter intimidation

Posted at 6:55 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 18:55:39-05

CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request from Ohio Democrats to issue an order aimed at preventing Donald Trump’s supporters from harassing or intimidating voters on Election Day.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted on Monday that Ohio law already forbids voter intimidation.

The case is part of a flurry of courtroom efforts by the Democrats around the country to head off what they say is vigilantism by the Trump campaign and its backers.

The Republican presidential candidate has called on supporters to watch for fraud at the polls. That has stirred fears of minority voters being confronted and challenged by self-appointed poll watchers.