More of the same:
REPORT: The liberal-backed Election Protection Coalition, who aren't certified poll watchers, are breaking the law by entering the voting room and interfering with votes. Ballot officials refused to intervene. Earlier today Republican poll watchers were denied entry. Coincidence? https://t.co/tfh4eLao83— Philly GOP (@PhillyGOP) November 3, 2020
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A Republican poll watcher in the Philadelphia, PA was denied entry to a polling location despite having a valid poll watcher's certificate.
In a viral video posted by attorney Will Chamberlain, which gained over 700,000 views in less than two hours, poll watcher Gary Feldman can be seen attempting to enter a polling station, only to be turned away by workers who claim his certificate 'isn't valid for this location.'
"Call the police!" says one poll worker, adding. "If you legal, call the cops."
"I have a city-wide watcher's certificate," said Feldman, to which another poll worker replied "That's not for this location."
Here’s the poll watcher’s certificate— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) November 3, 2020
It makes clear that it allows the holder to watch at any polling place in the city pic.twitter.com/0lRgIFekKg
Poll watchers are allowed to challenge the identity or residency status of a voter in the event they suspect fraud, along with inspecting voting machines and making sure poll workers aren't influencing the vote in any way.
The incident happened days after Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, tweeted: "If all the votes are added up in PA, Trump is going to lose."
If all the votes are added up in PA, Trump is going to lose. That’s why he’s working overtime to subtract as many votes as possible from this process.— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) October 31, 2020
For the record, he’s 0-6 against us in court. We’ve protected voting rights. Now, ignore the noise—vote!https://t.co/mN8t6TDud7
Interesting, to say the least. What did he mean by that?
Before a single vote has been counted, Pennsylvania’s Democrat Attorney General is declaring that Biden has already won and promising to litigate the state into Biden’s corner. https://t.co/JhZ8EVpXhk— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 2, 2020
And in other news, voting machines are reportedly down in Westmoreland & Philadelphia counties, according to @PhillyGOP.
Pennsylvania is a major battleground state this year, with pollster Nate Silver proclaiming that if Biden doesn't win the state he'll become the underdog.
"Maybe a lot of little things add up and Biden loses Pennsylvania by half a point, and then he doesn't quite pull off Arizona or North Carolina. He does have other options. ... But still, without Pennsylvania, then Biden becomes an underdog," said Silver.
Perhaps this is why President Trump has deployed an 'army' of volunteers and paid staff to watch elections in Democratic-leaning precincts - an effort organized by veteran GOP operative Mike Roman, a former White House aide from Pennsylvania who once ran a secretive in-house intelligence unit for the Koch political network.
Roman has organized what he claims are 50,000 poll watchers.
"Our Elections Day Operations are designed to make sure that everyone that is legally entitled to vote has the opportunity to vote, once," said Erin Perrine, Trump 2020 director of press communications in a video aimed at recruiting poll watchers. "We all know that the Democrats will be up to their old dirty tricks on Election Day to make sure President Trump doesn’t win. We cannot let that happen."
Meanwhile, President Trump was censored by Facebook and Twitter for a Monday tweet claiming that a Supreme Court decision allowing an extension for ballot counting in Pennsylvania "will allow rampant an unchecked cheating."
The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2020