From the Indiana Dems in an email press release:
Indiana Democrats expressed concern late Monday that Secretary of State Todd Rokita is overstepping his legal authority by sending 10 unauthorized deputies to Lake County to monitor Tuesday's primary election.Let's just see what comes out of this. If this is in fact against the law, then it only goes to prove my point that all election officials should be nonpartisan.
Rokita said last week that he has the legal authority to essentially clone himself and send a brigade of partisan watchers into any precinct he wants.[...]
[Indiana Democratic Party chair Daniel] Parker said that while a recent state law allows the Secretary of State to be present in a polling place, that law does not permit authorized entry for 10 deputy secretaries of state without credentials from the county election board.