- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge will hear arguments later this week on a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Democratic Party that seeks to stop what it believes will be Election Day voter intimidation by Republicans.

U.S. District Court Judge John Tuchi has scheduled a hearing Thursday on the request from Democrats to block what it says will be illegal tactics.

The suit filed in federal court in Phoenix Monday seeks an order blocking volunteer GOP poll watchers from harassing or photographing people headed to polling locations. The suit names the state Republican Party, Donald Trump’s campaign and a group that backing Trump that’s organizing “citizen journalists” and “poll watchers.”

The Trump campaign says the Democrats’ lawsuit is long on rhetoric and short on substance and designed to distract from Hillary Clinton’s troubles.

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