The GOP is looking for 50,000 brownshirts to monitor the polls

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Republicans want to recruit 50,000 volunteers in 15 crucial states to observe polling places on election day this November to ensure there is no suspicious behaviour as Americans cast their ballots.

Democrats and voting rights activists say the move to monitor polling sites is a thinly veiled attempt to harass and intimidate voters in more Democratic-leaning parts of the country in an election where voter turnout is expected to take on heightened importance as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep millions confined to their homes.

Republicans plan to spend $20m on a comprehensive secure-the-vote plan to recruit thousands of volunteers in places like Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin; challenge lawsuits against state elections entities by Democratic and voting rights groups; and message against Democrats as abettors of election fraud efforts, the New York Times has reported.

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