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Letter: Beware of Trump poll watchers

Donald Trump, Republican presidential front-runner, is boasting about

Donald Trump, Republican presidential front-runner, is boasting about his lead in the polls and sniping at rivals. Credit: Getty Images / Sean Rayford

Republican nominee Donald Trump’s recent call for volunteers to monitor the elections this November is, in reality, a dog whistle for voter suppression [“Trump’s corrosive effect,” Editorial, Aug. 14].

In his alternative reality, voter fraud is rampant; it is actually quite rare.

He implies that without his people patrolling the polls, he will lose Pennsylvania because of a Democratic-inspired “rigged” election. It does look like he will lose Pennsylvania this year, but not because of a mythical conspiracy.

We may see Election Day hooliganism around the country, including on Long Island.

Fortunately, there will be trained election attorneys and monitors in the field in November to report instances of voter intimidation or suppression, and an electorate that has been tipped off to yet another Trumpian fantasy.

David H. Stonehill, Merrick

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