Representative Horace Maynard of Tennessee presented the investigation into the contested election between Republican Louis Tillman and Democrat C .A Sheafe before the United States House of Representatives.Republicans charged that the Ku Klux Klan intimidated both white and black voters on behalf of the Democratic Party. A Sheafe won close election 44176 to 3810, but the Republicans should have won a landslide with 7,800 newly registered black voters.The House of Representatives agreed with the conclusion of widespread voter intimidation and passed a resolution that gave the seat to the Republicans.So Southern states devised an array of alternative techniques designed to disenfranchise blacks and, to a lesser extent, poor whites.There were three broad, overlapping phases of the disenfranchisement process.
” state Republican chairman Rob Gleason said in a statement.At a rally near Detroit on Friday, Donald Trump urged his supporters to monitor polling places to make sure everything is on the “up and up.” “You’ve been reading the same stories as I’ve been reading, so go to your place and vote.And then go pick some other place and go sit there with your friends and make sure it’s on the up and up,” the GOP nominee said.Mich., in which he urges his supporter to monitor polling places. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 30, 2016 Friday night’s comments echo similar statements Trump made at a rally in Altoona, Pennsylvania this summer encouraging his supporters to take election monitoring into their own hands.At that event, Trump told the crowd to “go down to certain areas” and “make sure other people don’t come in and vote five times.” Another speaker at the Altoona event, GOP Rep.Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has turned his attention to Pennsylvania in the final days of the race, as polls there have tightened in a state that President Obama’s campaign believed it would win fairly easily. Romney turned out about 30,000 supporters Sunday night at a rally in the Philadelphia suburbs.