You’re not going to believe how far back they had to dig to find a statute, any kind of regulation to vaguely tie their argument together.
RawStory has the details.
Democrats in four states over the weekend filed lawsuits against GOP nominee Donald Trump and his ally Roger Stone for what the party said was “voter intimidation.”
“The campaign of Donald J. Trump, Trump’s close advisor Roger J. Stone, Jr., Stone’s organization Stop the Steal Inc., the Republican Party of Pennsylvania (‘RPP’), and others are conspiring to threaten, intimidate, and thereby prevent minority voters in urban neighborhoods from voting in the 2016 election,” a complaint filed by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party states. “The presently stated goal of the Trump Campaign, as explained by an unnamed official to Bloomberg News on October 27, is to depress voter turnout—in the official’s words: ‘We have three major voter suppression operations under way’ that target African Americans and other groups of voters.”
Democrats claim that Trump, Stone and the state Republican parties are in violation of the 1870s-era Ku Klux Klan Act, which outlaws private conspiracies from threatening voters.
Also named is Jack Posobiec.
The KKK Act was enacted in 1871. Kind of a far stretch to pull a lawsuit out of a hat, don’t ya think? And if you think about it, why didn’t anyone, conservatives, file this suit against the Black Panthers in the 2008 election when they were standing outside polling places intimidating voters? Just saying.
With passage of the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress authorizes President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations, and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).