The state Democrats are also asking that Trump, Stone's organization, and the state Republican parties be prevented from engaging in this type of behavior or interacting with voters to "interrogate" them about their voting status.Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks didn't respond to a request for comment.Could the decline simply be the result of lower enthusiasm among black voters this year compared to 2012, when President Obama was on the ballot?Perhaps, but Mc Donald’s numbers for other southern states that record racial voting data show no such decline.Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Stop the Steal Inc., an organization founded by former Trump adviser and GOP trickster Roger Stone, were sued Sunday by the Ohio Democratic Party for "conspiring to threaten, intimidate, and thereby prevent minority voters in urban neighborhoods from voting in the 2016 election." The suit, filed in Ohio district court, was one of four lawsuits filed on Sunday by state Democratic parties, including those in Nevada, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, accusing the Trump campaign of working with Stone's group and state Republican officials to target minority voters.The Ohio lawsuit cited Trump's frequent, "racially tinged" calls for his supporters to go to particular areas and "watch" voters to make sure they don't "steal" the election for Hillary Clinton.
As a bipartisan congressional commission debated over the outcome early in 1877, allies of the Republican Party candidate Rutherford Hayes met in secret with moderate southern Democrats in order to negotiate acceptance of Hayes’ election.
"I hope you people can…not just vote on the 8th, [but] go around and look and watch other polling places and make sure that it's 100 percent fine," Trump told a crowd in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on August 12.
Ten days later, during a speech in Akron, Ohio, Trump told the crowd that they had to gather friends and family and go "watch" others vote.
Democrats will argue before a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that Republicans are coordinating with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to intimidate voters.
The Republican Party says the charges are not true.