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Judge smacks down Donald Trump’s “voter fraud” poll-watching plan in Pennsylvania


The GOP's effort to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state to monitor urban precincts is unlawful

After Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump warned of “rigged elections” in “other communities” while campaigning in the Philadelphia suburbs last month, the Pennsylvania Republican Party rushed to file a lawsuit challenging the state’s law restricting so-called poll watchers.

On Thursday, a judge smacked down the GOP’s last-minute attempt to allow poll-watchers to enter any polling place in the state.

Under current Pennsylvania law, any voter can be designated by a party or candidate as a poll watcher and can enter any polling place — but only in his or her home county. Poll watchers can’t travel across the Commonwealth looking for voter fraud.

Still, Trump has suggested otherwise to his supporters.

“You’ve got to go out, and you’ve got to get your friends, and you’ve got to get everybody you know, and you gotta watch the polling booths,” Trump said at a rally in Manheim last month. “So go over and watch. And watch carefully, because we’re going to win the state of Pennsylvania.”

A judge disagreed.

In what the Associated Press described as “a scathing rebuke,” Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judge Gerald J. Pappert said the state GOP’s request was “unreasonably delayed.” The state party filed for a temporary restraining order on Oct. 21, only 18 days before Election Day.

“There is good reason to avoid last-minute intervention in a state’s election process,” Pappert said. “Any intervention at this point risks practical concerns including disruption, confusion or other unforeseen deleterious effects”:


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I hope Trump's storm troopers try to go anyway and are arrested and beaten to the brink of death. Polling stations are hectic to begin with, the last thing people need are human pieces of shit that they have to avoid and dodge.







Stinkin' deplorables.

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