SCOTUS – Democrats Plan to Stop Trump Supporters Fails
Democrats have been saying that Trump told his supporters to intimidate people at the polls on Tuesday. So they filed lawsuits in 7 states to prevent “intimidation.” On Friday, a court sided with them and issued a restraining order. On Sunday, the 6th Circuit court stayed the order. But today, the SCOTUS said there was no evidence that Trump supporters planned to intimidate voters.
How is this statement “intimidation?”
“Make sure everything is on the up and up. So go to your place and vote. And go pick some other place and go sit there with your friends and make sure it’s on the up and up. Because you know what, that’s a big, big problem in this country and nobody wants to talk about it.” Donald Trump
So the panicked Democrats filed an emergency request with the SCOTUS to stop Trump supporters from “intimidating people” at the polls. The way they panicked, you’d think he advocated pointing guns at people going into the polls. But the Supreme Court denied the Democrats’ request.
Washington Times reported
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied an emergency request by the Ohio Democratic Party to reinstate a lower court’s order that sought to bar Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters from intimidating voters at the polls.
The ruling marks another victory for Republicans, who have fought off a series of lawsuits in at least seven states that were brought by Democrats in the homestretch of the presidential race.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote separately from the order that she voted to deny the request because Ohio law already forbids voter intimidation.
Democrats filed the lawsuit in Ohio, alleging that the Trump campaign has sought to encourage supporters monitor polling places on Election Day and to act in ways that might intimidate voters.
A judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining against any Trump supporters watching the polls. But on Sunday, a three person panel at the 6th U.S. Circuit Court stayed that restraining order.
Democrats had filed lawsuits in Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Michigan. The claims have already been dumped by Federal courts in Arizona, Nevada and New Jersey. Cases in Pennsylvania and Michigan are still pending, but it’s likely with this ruling at the Supreme Court the lawsuits won’t have any place to go.