The Delaware Democratic Party claimed Tuesday that Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell’s supporters were rallying outside polling places and creating a disturbance that amounted to illegal “voter intimidation”…

The state Democratic Party first leveled the charge in a brief written statement Tuesday afternoon.

“There have been some reports of voter intimidation from the O’Donnell campaign or her supporters throughout the state. This activity is illegal and contrary to our rule of civility in Delaware,” the party said.

… voters had called their hotline to complain that groups of 15-20 people were rallying and chanting outside polling places … Voters reported feeling uncomfortable and, in some cases, being unable to access the polling site, she said.

“They’re doing it right in the entranceway and they’re being extremely loud,” she said.

Ellis said some voters could hear the chanting inside, which she called an election law violation, and that the campaign has since been asked to stop.

“These groups were cheering … making noise that was carrying into the 50 (foot) area although the group was not inside the 50 (foot) area physically. Because the noise could be heard inside the area, I called the campaign and asked them to discontinue the practice,” Manlove said. “I have had no further complaints, so my assumption is that the campaign has ceased this practice.”

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