Four years ago, Fox News caught two members of the New Black Panther Party on tape outside a Philadelphia polling place. They appeared as though they were trying to intimidate voters.
A retired Navy captain, Ben Brink, is trying to make sure nothing like that happens tomorrow. Brink has mobilized a group of former and retired veterans and SEALs to keep an eye out for signs of voter intimidation.
He detailed his group’s goals this morning on Fox and Friends, explaining that the vets will only be observing what goes on and will not try to engage any “intimidators.” Brink said that the country as a whole needs more poll watchers to keep an eye on what’s going on and report anything suspicious to authorities.
“It’s a long day of drudgery, but it’s very useful to keeping honest elections,” Brink said.