Letter: Nauseating challengers

By The Daily Illini

I’ve been hearing more and more about the Republican “challengers” that have been going to polling places and interrogating potential voters before they go into the voting booths. These challengers intimidate potential voters by telling them that their vote will be challenged in court, scaring the voter into leaving to avoid a court appearance.

They also tell them they’re not properly registered and that their vote won’t count, so they might as well leave the long lines and save their time. Judges in Ohio ruled yesterday that these challengers will not be allowed to go to polling places on Election Day, but Republicans are challenging that ruling right now, hoping to overturn it by this morning. It makes me utterly nauseous that the Republican Party is trying to turn down voters and intimidate the democratic process.

Adam White

senior in LAS