‘We can’t let them win’: activists warn against Trump’s voter intimidation tactics

President is aiming to win election not at ballot box but with voter intimidation tactics, activists warn

An increasingly desperate Donald Trump is aiming to win re-election not at the ballot box but through voter intimidation, courts and counting rooms, US activists have warned.

Trailing rival Joe Biden in every opinion poll, there are fears that Trump, who has now in hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus, is betting on tens of thousands of volunteer “poll watchers” – potentially including far-right militias and vigilantes – as well as loyal Republican politicians in battleground states to save his presidency.

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