As Philadelphians head to the polls on Election Day, several instances of electioneering, illegal voter contact, and refusal access to poll watchers have been documented at Philadelphia polling places.
Pennsylvania is one of the hotly contested battle ground states this election. Early voting is up, and several lawsuits have seen the way ballots will be handled during tabulation change.
Add to that mix electioneering, the refusal to allow poll watchers entrance to polling places, and questionable voter interactions and the table is set for a groundswell of litigation the second the polls close, if not before.
Will Chamberlain, the editor-in-chief for Human Events, captured several instances of improper and illegal activity at Philadelphia polling places.
One poll watcher with Republican credentials was denied entrance to a Philly polling place.
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) November 3, 2020
In another Twitter post, Chamberlain documents two people in a voting booth. While people may request assistance in casting their ballot, there was no indication here that was the case.
SPOTTED: Ward 12, Division 4: Shrine of the Miraculous Medal: two people in the same voter booth! pic.twitter.com/g7Syb2RUAK
— Philly GOP (@PhillyGOP) November 3, 2020
Mike Roman, a former Director of Special Projects & Research for the Trump campaign, captures Democrat volunteers electioneering inside a polling place. Election law mandates that no electioneering – not even the wearing of clothing supporting one candidate or another – is allowed 100 feet from the entrance to a polling place.
ILLEGAL campaigning INSIDE of a polling location in Philly. Man in blue is handing out DEM literature to voters IN LINE TO VOTE. This is why DEMS are keeping TRUMP WATCHERS OUT. They are STEALING it! This needs to STOP! pic.twitter.com/qnJ3D8o2ie
— Mike Roman (@mikeroman) November 3, 2020
In the latest Rasmussen Reports polling, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden leads the President by 4 percentage point, 49 percent to 45 percent. This is within the margin of error. Two weeks ago, Biden had a 50 percent to 45 percent lead.