Donald Trump has been on a tireless mission to convince voters that a coup is underway, a plan to remove him from office using fake ballots and an unfair election system. Of course, that’s mostly because he’s down in the polls and needs an excuse to draw on in case he loses, but it’s also so that his party doesn’t look like they’re trying to suppress the vote by hanging up the process in endless court cases. However, they are very much trying to suppress the vote, and Trump is trying to convince the courts to allow him to do that in a number of ways.
One of those ways is sending “poll watchers” purported to be necessary to ensure that no one casts a shady vote, although how this army of volunteers are supposed to recognize shady voting, or how they won’t simply call every non-Trump vote shady, is yet to be explained. Trump insisted on Twitter that there’s only one reason that Philadelphia will not allow him to send a group of poll watchers: they’re trying to steal an election. Of course, Trump is legally allowed to send two, but he’s insisting that isn’t good enough. The president has forgotten that whole “law and order” narrative he pushes.
‘Any party, political body or body of citizens entitled to have watchers at any primary or election is also entitled to appoint watchers to represent the party, political body or body of citizens at public sessions of the county board. (Such watchers must be qualified electors of the county.) Section 310(a)…The county board of elections may limit the number of watchers present at any one time to no more than three for each party, political body or body of citizens. Section 310(a).’
The law says that Trump is allowed to send two poll watchers and the Republican Party three, but that doesn’t appear to be enough for the frightened incumbent whose poll numbers are dismal. Pennsylvania is not stealing an election. They’re enforcing the law.
Twitter was savvy to the problems with Trump’s pre-debate tweet. Read some of their comments below: