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"And when I say 'watch,'" he said, "you know what I'm talking about right?You know what I'm talking about." The lawsuits request that harassment or intimidating activity around election sites be considered illegal.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.
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.He added that there was no coordination with the Republican National Committee, the individual state parties, or the Trump campaign.Stone said Monday that the lawsuits are "without merit and the lawyers who filed [them] could face sanctions." In an email to , Stone explained that Stop the Steal and another group intend to conduct a "neutral, scientifically based EXIT POLL [sic] in order to compare the actual machine results with the exit poll results in 7000 key precincts.Precincts are chosen base [sic] on one party rule and past reports of irregularities—not racial make-up as falsely reported in the alt-left media." According to Stone, his group intended to ask voters who they voted for on a voluntary basis, and he did not see how that could be construed as intimidating."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.