‘Observers Fear Integrity Is Compromised’ Amid Widespread Voting Chaos in Battleground Pennsylvania: Reports

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The integrity of the election in the battleground state of Pennsylvania is already being questioned online amid numerous reports of potential Democratic malfeasance and other chaotic issues with voting.

Of those issues, there are fears the votes might be compromised by Democrats blocking poll watchers and allowing campaigning for party candidates outside of precincts.

Most of the issues are being linked back to Philadelphia, where voting integrity has been an issue in past elections.

The Philadelphia Republican Party noted a number of reported issues in the city on Twitter on Tuesday.

The Philly GOP Twitter page claimed that four hours after polls had opened, there were reports of “[v]oters being turned away from polls for wearing Trump gear.”

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Additionally, according to the account, Republicans reported not receiving provisional ballots, while Democrats were receiving them with no issue.

But the alleged issues are not isolated to Philadelphia, as voting machines statewide are reported as being nonoperational, and some voters are being segregated into lines by their political party.

In another tweet, Philly GOP advised, “North Philadelphia: poll watcher DENIED entry. DEMOCRAT committee person seems to be running election board. Will not allow watcher in, said she is calling her ward leader — who has NO official standing.”

Other posts on Twitter show apparent signs of electioneering for Democrats in close proximity to polls, which is illegal.

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Wall Street Journal contributor Stephen Moore also reported in Allegheny County, “[e]lection officials blocking observation of absentee ballot processing. One official at site allegedly boasts the system is designed to block ballot observation. Source says observers fear integrity is compromise.”

Conservative social media commentator Will Chamberlain also shared video purporting to show a Republican poll watcher being denied entry into a Philadelphia precinct.

GOP attorney Harmeet Dhillon has assured voters that Republican attorneys are on the ground in Pennsylvania and are ready to intervene on behalf of voters who might feel disenfranchised by apparent Democratic interference.

On the issue of a Republican-affiliated poll watcher being falsely denied entry into a Philadelphia precinct, Dhillon assured voters such situations are being monitored closely.

“Don’t believe Democrat propaganda today. We have multiple lawyers on the ground observing civil rights violations and handling them as we go. If they persist, we will escalate,” she tweeted.

Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell also shared video of an apparent example of electioneering at one precinct.

Grenell blamed Democratic state Attorney General Josh Shapiro for encouraging “chaos.”

Shapiro notably tweeted last week that President Donald Trump will “lose” the state on Saturday — before a single vote was counted in the state.

“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,” Shapiro tweeted.

“For the record, [Trump is] 0-6 against us in court. We’ve protected voting rights. Now, ignore the noise—vote!” the Pennsylvania AG added.

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