31st October 2012
On Tuesday, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz warned international voting monitors they would be arrested if they showed up to monitor polling locations in Iowa on Election Day.
“My office met with two delegation representatives last week to discuss Iowa’s election process, and it was explained to them that they are not permitted at the polls,” Schultz said in a statement released Tuesday. “Iowa law is very specific about who is permitted at polling places, and there is no exception for members of this group.”
Two data points — looks like a trend.