Marston stressed that the RNC had not been involved with the local GOP poll worker training in Virginia. He also criticized the methods the DNC used to record the call -- a local Democratic operative had signed up to volunteer as a elections monitor for the Trump campaign, while obscuring his Dem ties, according to court docs.
Marston said he found it "outrageous that the DNC apparently condones Frank Anderson’s misleading participation in this online program."
The back-and-forth comes in a case concerning the consent decree the RNC agreed to in the early 1980s limiting its involvement in "ballot security" efforts. The Democrats have accused the RNC of violating the decree in connection with Trump's calls for vigilante poll watchers, a claim the RNC has vigorously denied. If the federal judge presiding over the case sides with the DNC, the decree, which is set to expire in December 2017, could be extended for another eight years.
A hearing in the case was scheduled for Friday morning at 10 a.m.