Philly GOP complains its poll watchers, minority inspectors are turned away at polling places

Philadelphia residents go to the polls on November 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylva
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The Philadelphia Republican Party took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to report what it argues were instances of voter fraud at polling locations around the city.

It began in North Philadelphia in the 16thWard, where the party said its court-appointed minority inspector was denied entry.

That quickly spread to three more wards, the 34th, 40th and 66th.

Poll watchers were also refused entry in the 28th and 52ndwards and at a polling location at 10th and Oxford streets, the party said.

At 8:30 a.m., the local party reported that a poll watcher assigned to the 37thWard had their certificate stolen and torn up.

Joe DeFelice, chairman of the Philly GOP, issued a statement Tuesday morning, as reported by Philly Voice:

“As the polls open today, we are already seeing major issues at the polls. As happens every year in certain parts of the city where Democrats go unchecked, our court-appointed Minority Inspectors are not being sat and our poll watchers are being refused entry. Already before 6:45 a.m. we’ve had four Minority Inspectors refused entry across the city (Ward 16-2, 34-27, 66-27 and 40-3). In 28-3 and 52-4 our poll watchers aren’t being let in. The question is: What would the Democrats running that polling station be looking to hide?”

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