Voting problems appear to be generated by Republicans. "Watchdog groups, " NPR reports today, "prep for voter intimidation, fraud."
Already, mysterious phone calls in Florida and Virginia have told voters they can vote by phone — which they cannot do.
We know international observers will be at the polls on election day (if there are any voters left to vote on that day, considering the turnout for early voting). But they are observers, not "watchdogs." Already teams of watchdogs are taking calls from prospective voters. The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights is on the case.
Thousands of lawyers and other volunteers are mobilizing to monitor the polls for signs of voter intimidation. Thousands of other volunteers will look for signs of voter fraud.
A coalition of civil rights, labor and other progressive groups — called Election Protection — has manned a nonpartisan voter hotline in Washington, D.C., since July. Tens of thousands of people have called with their problems and questions. ...NPR
Over on the right, the "True the Vote" group is having a little trouble actually recruiting "observers."