Reports from Allegheny County alleges that election officials are reportedly allowing parents and children to vote on each other’s behalf. Several people have questioned the validity of voter ID laws. Several citizens have also reported such happenings in other parts of the United States.
One user tweeted, “MORE Bad things happening in Philly. Dem election officials have avoided transparency & accountability at every step. NOW they’re keeping our poll watchers so far from the counting tables there’s NO WAY to ACTUALLY observe. What are they hiding?? THIS MUST STOP!!!”
The Philadelphia GOP also tweeted about this incident:
Another citizen who voted at the Allegheny County reported, “I just voted in Allegheny County. The scanning machine broke. The ballots are being put in the machine drawer without scanning them first!!!!!!!!.” Another said, “Voting in Allegheny county PA rn- polls were supposed to open at 7am, been here since 6:45. Big line, but polls still aren’t ready to open, per poll workers. Good weather but cold.”
A media reporter updated social media regarding the voting progress at Allegheny County, she tweeted, “Let’s thread pre-canvassing here. Allegheny County says about 25% of the ballots are at “some stage of processing.” More than 13,500 “have gone through the declaration review and have had the declaration envelope opened and the secrecy envelopes extracted.” Another media representative said, “In Allegheny County, all 1,323 polling places will be open. Poll workers have been provided with masks, gloves, face shields, hand sanitizer, cleaning materials and tape to mark social distancing, the county says — and there will be plexiglass at sign-in tables as well.”
One user tweeted, “Can anyone tell me why Allegheny County switched over to paper ballots from voting machines? Even the poll workers were confused.” The reason for this last-minute change is unknown.
The current voting at Allegheny County has been reported by a media person who tweeted, “Good morning from the Allegheny County (Pittsburgh!) mail ballot warehouse. Approximately one hour after counting began, a spokesperson says 25% of ballots are already in process. They had 341,000 ballots in hand to start the day.”
The latest report regarding Allegheny County reads, “As of 8:20 a.m., Allegheny County says: “At the warehouse, approximately 25% of ballots are at some stage of processing. Over 13,500 have gone through the declaration review and have had the declaration envelope opened and the secrecy envelopes extracted.” People are still experiencing issues with voting in the county, one voter tweeted, “I got a sticker both times I dropped my ballot off at a designated dropbox (I was one of those in Allegheny county who got an incorrect ballot first and had to be sent another one) but I’ve never once gotten a sticker when voting in person lol.”
Another tweeted, “Hopefully Pennsylvania is turning blue. Going to be close but here in Allegheny County record amount of absentee ballots to be counted.”
This wasn’t the only incident this morning in Pennsylvania.
A poll watcher in Philadelphia was wrongfully prevented from entering the polling place.