Philidelphia’s GOP chairman, Joseph Defelice, says Democrats on the polling boards across the city are literally banning Republican poll watchers and minority inspectors from entering the poll sites! Why in the heck would they do that? There is always that terrifying possibility that they are rigging the election.
“They’re just not letting them inside. They’re either poll watchers or minority inspectors. Minority inspectors are court appointed whereas poll watchers are mandated through the city to be inside that polling place,” he told reporters.
“They’re saying, ‘We don’t want you here. We don’t have Republicans in here. We’re full already. I don’t know what that piece of paper is.’ This happened in 2012. We made a big issue out of this.”
“They’re disenfranchising them. People are leaving and they’re scared to come back and vote,” Defelice stated. “We’ve also heard multiple reports of people going into the booth with people multiple times without filling out assistance forms multiple times.”
Court-appointed Minority Inspector at 17&Spring Garden: "I was just told…I'm not allowed to be in the room & … to wait outside". ILLEGAL pic.twitter.com/TajOQxuKDn
— Philly GOP (@PhillyGOP) November 8, 2016
According to Defelice these people had the audacity to shew a deaf man out of their polling place and there was another woman who left in tears.
“She left the polling place,” “Because of the way they were harassing her.”
Defelice goes on to say that “They’re disenfranchising them. People are leaving and they’re scared to come back and vote,” “We’ve also heard multiple reports of people going into the booth with people multiple times without filling out assistance forms multiple times.”
— Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) November 2, 2016
Philadelphia Democratic Committeeman Steve Williams denies all of these allegations insisting to the DC that the 10th and Oxford street Dundee Recreation Center would never turn away any Republican poll watchers, just an unnamed “troublemaker” who he says was taking photos at the site.
“I’ve been working this poll for 12 years. I’ve never seen it happen. I’ve never seen a Republican poll watcher come in and get turned away. We don’t even get them. Unless you have a poll watcher’s certificate, you can’t be turned away,” The man said.
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