Democrats put forward more evidence on Wednesday that they said showed that the Republican National Committee was illegally engaging in poll watching activities. The additional filing comes after an initial round of affidavits from Dem poll observers in Nevada who said they met other observers claiming to be working for the RNC earlier this week. The new filing includes the affidavits of three more Democratic poll observers who have been monitoring early voting sites in Las Vegas. They said that not only did they meet poll observers who suggested RNC involvement in elections monitoring, but that one of the GOP observers gave inaccurate information to voters, according to the court documents. The affidavits were filed in an ongoing case concerning allegations by the Democratic National Committee that the RNC had violated a decades-old consent decree limiting its ability to participate in so-called “ballot security” activities. The RNC has maintained that it has followed the decree, and filed its own court documents Wednesday that said it could find no evidence of any RNC agreements with the Donald Trump campaign to assist in Trump’s poll watcher crusade.
One of the affidavits filed by the Democrats Wednesday said that a Dem poll observer was told by another poll observer in Las Vegas that she was with the Trump campaign but that the RNC was actually running the program.
That affidavit was given by a Democratic observer name Irasema Garza, who said she met another observer named Brenda at an early voting site at a library in Las Vegas. Brenda told Garza she was with the Trump campaign, but that “it’s the RNC who is really running this program,” according to the affidavit. The affidavit also included a screenshot of a text message from Garza to her poll observer supervisor describing the encounter.