In 1981 the Republican Party was sued in NJ by the Democrats for some kinds of shenanigans at polling/voting places. The Republican National Committee along with the State committee apparently agreed by settlement to not be a party to any claim of fraudulent voting. Because the NRC was involved the settlement it applies to them Nationwide. The judge at the time has since retired but apparently he comes out of retirement every year to to keep his past decision in effect. There is a more complete telling of this by a group called ‘Fellowship of the Minds’. I don’t see where this stops individual Republicans acting on their own responsibility from challenging any known fraudulent or highly suspicious votes on a state precinct by precinct basis.
“I dont see where this stops individual Republicans acting on their own responsibility from challenging any known fraudulent or highly suspicious votes on a state precinct by precinct basis.”
It doesn’t. The Republican National Committee broke the law and the law suit judgement against them was, “don’t do ‘x’ and ‘x’ and ‘x’ anymore because it is illegal” and we will look over your shoulder to make sure you don’t do that again.”
It did not concern individual candidates as they have court standing to report violations, be there for any automatic recount, or ask for a recount (they would have to pay for that but not an automatic one). A voter in a voting precinct has court standing to report a violation in his/her precinct only. In other words, the person has to be personally involved in the area of the problem.