(CLARION-LEDGER) NAACP officials said they will send monitors to the polls in Mississippi today to make sure black voters aren’t intimidated when they try to cast ballots in the state’s high-profile Senate race.
Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said he’s received reports that tea party activists and other groups may send representatives to predominantly black precincts to challenge voters casting ballots in the GOP runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel.
Johnson said voter intimidation of any form should not be tolerated.
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“We’ll be on the lookout,” he said.