Philadelphia intimidating voters
We have had success with this in the past.” Anglin’s army doesn’t appear to have arrived in the City Of Brotherly Love.
“These motherfuckers wouldn’t even know how to find the ghetto, and they wouldn’t know what to do when they got here,” said Richard Thomas, a 34-year-old resident of Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. ” Vocativ contacted Anglin on Tuesday morning asking if he could set us up with the brigade of bigots he claimed would be patrolling Philly. In the city’s Hartranft neighborhood there also were no reports of random racists roaming the area handing out weed and booze.
“And when I say ‘watch,’ you know what I’m talking about,” Trump said at a rally in August. In Pennsylvania, state officials concerned about potential intimidation or discrimination sent advisories to voters and county election officials.
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.Some even said they were going to the city’s poorer, predominantly black neighborhoods where many of the residents are backing Hillary Clinton to hand out weed and liquor to keep people from voting.Much of this came at the request of Donald Trump, who encouraged his supporters last month to monitor polling places during what he’s dubbed a “rigged election.” None of it happened.Four others prohibit concealed-carry guns in polling places (Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina).
In Arizona, the secretary of state’s office released a long list last week describing illegal intimidating conduct, including blocking the entrance to a polling place, disrupting voting lines, raising one’s voice or taunting a voter or poll worker, or photographing or filming voters in a harassing manner.Members of the alt-right and other white nationalist groups have for weeks been threatening to descend on Philadelphia to disrupt Tuesday’s election.