At 12:30 am, the president who never seems to sleep, tweeted about the PA Appeals Court’s decision to deny the Trump administration’s request to allow poll watchers to monitor satellite election offices.about:blankabout:blankabout:blank
In his tweet, President Trump asked @OANN (One America News Network): “How terrible is this?” adding, “We are just seeking a fair vote count. This can only lead to very bad things. Bad intentions much??? Disgraceful!!!”
President Trump was referring to a decision made on Friday by a Pennsylvania appeals court that refuses to let his campaign or representatives of the campaign monitor people registering to vote or voting early in satellite election offices in the critical swing state Trump won by a small margin in 2016.
On October 8, 2020, The Philadelphia Inquirer touted the 17 new satellite offices available to residents for “early voting” in neighborhoods across Philadelphia.
City elections officials plan to open 15 new satellite elections offices where voters can request, receive, fill out, and submit a mail ballot in one stop. People can also visit the offices to register to vote, request a mail ballot to take home and submit later, or to drop off a completed mail ballot.
Two permanent elections offices, one in City Hall and one on Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street will also be options for voters
According to Law.com – Although President Donald Trump has encouraged efforts to monitor voting taking place at Pennsylvania’s satellite elections offices—famously saying during the last presidential debate that “bad things happen in Philadelphia“—a state court judge has determined that campaign-affiliated poll watchers have no right to monitor off-site voting before Election Day.
The Keystone reports – A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel in 2-1 decision upheld a Philadelphia judge’s rejection of the Trump campaign’s lawsuit against the heavily Democratic city, which Trump has called for his supporters to watch closely.
Separately, two Pittsburgh-area Republican congressional candidates are advancing a similar legal effort as Trump’s campaign in Pittsburgh’s federal court, targeting satellite election offices in Allegheny County. Their request for a temporary restraining order was denied Friday by U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan.
Trump claims he will lose to Democrat Joe Biden in Pennsylvania only if Democrats cheat. Democrats counter that Trump’s campaign is trying to suppress votes and intimidate