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NAACP receives reports of voter intimidation at voting sites

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On Friday, NAACP held a press conference about voter intimidation. They say received a lot of complaints about poll workers and people harassing minority voters.

Gary Bledsoe with the NAACP says he's seen several emails encouraging people to go out to polls and harass voters. In some Texas counties and polling stations, he says workers are only asking for ID's. They're not telling minority voters without driver's licenses that their voter registration card or their utility bill is acceptable.

Bledsoe also says some counties are going as far as reporting the wrong Election Day date.

"We heard of an occasion regarding voter intimidation that involved the use of a racial slur at the polling place where the public officials refused to do anything to protect the voters. That has been filed with the Department of Justice." said Bledsoe.

If you're denied your right to vote, you need to document the person's name and report it by calling 866-888-8771.

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