Monday, October 24, 2016

One U.S. law, 18 U.S. Code Section 594, says that any activity that “intimidates, threatens, coerces” or even attempts to do any of those things counts as illegal voter intimidation. That law is joined by three more federal civil statutes that allow individual voters to bring a case against anyone who is even preparing to engage in voter intimidation: Section 3 of the so-called Ku Klux Klan ActSection 131(b) of the Civil Rights Act of 1957; andSection 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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