Two Ohio judges put a big crimp in GOP plans to intimidate voters. One judge said Ohio’s law allowing challenges was unconstitutional, and another judge said only poll workers could challenge a voter’s rights.

“In light of these extraordinary circumstances, and the contentious nature of the imminent election, the court cannot and must not turn a blind eye to the substantial likelihood that significant harm will result not only to voters, but also to the voting process itself, if appointed challengers are permitted at the polls,” [U.S. District Judge John Adams of Akron] said.