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The state also counts any aggressive display of weapons; using threatening, insulting or offensive language to a voter or poll worker; intentionally disseminating false information at a polling place; and directly confronting or asking voters for “documentation” or other questions that only poll workers should perform.Voting rights advocates are more worried about voter intimidation this election because Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is encouraging his supporters to sign up on his website to be a “Trump election observer” and to “watch” the polls. I think you’ve got to go out and you’ve got to watch.” Trump specifically encouraged supporters in Pennsylvania to be vigilant for voter fraud, saying that “cheating” is the only thing that could stop him from defeating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in that battleground state.
Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the white supremacist website the Daily Stormer, said last week that he was “sending an army of Alt-Right nationalists to watch the polls.” Another white supremacist told Politico that “we also have some teams going in to the ghettos in Philly with 40s and weed to give out to the local residents, which we think will lead to more of them staying home.Under federal law, a person who conspires to interfere with a person’s right to vote can face up to 10 years in prison.A controversial case of voter intimidation allegations occurred in a Philadelphia neighborhood in 2008 when two New Black Panther Party members stood outside a polling place dressed in black paramilitary uniforms.Vocativ visited several polling places and spoke with residents across the city, as well as officials who have been monitoring stations for any irregularities.
As of this writing, there have been about 85 calls to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office’s Election Fraud Task Force about polling issues, but no reports of voter intimidation.One of them was seen on an amateur video, carrying a black nightstick.