In Arizona, people with guns and tactical gear are stationed at voter drop boxes filming people, their cars and license plates as they turn in their ballots. These “poll watchers” claim to the media that they’re just out absorbing Vitamin D from the sun — but they’re at it 24 hours. The Moon doesn’t reflect much Vitamin D. These cutesy excuses make them all the more despicable. They are a scourge. They are clearly out to scare and intimidate people, potentially in violation of various federal election laws.
I think that local police should be positioned 24/7 at every drop box in the U.S. If local jurisdictions don’t have the resources, then National Guard troops should be assigned. I realize this might intimidate some voters as well. It’s not an easy situation. But these right-wing vigilantes must not be allowed to scare voters.