Sharron Angle Files Voter Intimidation Complaint

Says Reid's team asked Harrah's bosses to pressure employees to vote
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2010 8:30 PM CDT
Sharron Angle Files Voter Intimidation Complaint
Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle reminds the media that voting is supposed to be private as she casts her vote in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.   (AP Photo/Scott Sady)

Sharron Angle is crying foul, accusing Harry Reid's campaign of illegally intimidating voters. Her lawyers filed a complaint with the Justice Department alleging just that today, after the National Review published an article this morning that claimed Reid's campaign team asked sympathetic execs at Harrah's to pressure their union casino employees to vote. Blogger Elizabeth Crum obtained emails sent from an unnamed Reid staffer stating that execs should "put a headlock" on supervisors, who were to identify those who had not voted, find out why, and push them to do so.

The emails also indicate that Reid's team offered to provide money and buses to get workers to the polls. A lawyer for Angle called the moves "union intimidation tactics," reports Politico. Reid's campaign countered that claim, adding that Crum herself told Fox News she didn't think "anything either illegal or unethical was done here." (More voter intimidation stories.)

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