Marin County Officials Condemn ‘Trump Train,’ Request Reports of Voter Intimidation

Statement: Trump event featured "race-based hate speech and acts of blatant intimidation"

An assortment of Marin County elected officials, cities, organizations and nonprofits signed on to a statement condemning the behavior of several hundred supporters of President Donald Trump who occupied a Marin City shopping mall on Sunday morning. 

“Over the weekend, residents of the Marin City community were subjected to race-based hate speech and acts of blatant intimidation. We will not tolerate this in Marin County,” the statement, released on Tuesday morning, reads.

“Marin is a community that stands against Hate, Bigotry, Racism, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Ableism, Misogyny, Ageism, Homophobia, Religious Intolerance, and Xenophobia,” the statement continues.

Marin County Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts reported the Trump supporters’ caravan to county and state officials as a possible act of voter suppression. 

“A voter was trying to use that box and felt intimidated,” Roberts told the Pacific Sun on Monday. “I reported it to the Marin County Sheriff’s Department and the California Secretary of State as soon as I learned about it.” 

Similarly, the Tuesday, Nov. 3, statement urges Marin residents to contact local officials if they have experienced or witnessed voter suppression on Election Day.

“Please talk to a poll worker if you witness any such behavior at the polls. If a poll worker isn’t accessible, contact (415) 473-7191 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3rd if you witness any attempts at voter suppression or intimidation,” the statement reads.

The full statement and list of signatories is available here.

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