President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Wednesday threatened to sue unless it is granted access to observe activity inside opened satellite election offices in Philadelphia.
Election lawyers say there is no right under Pennsylvania law, even for a certified poll watcher, to observe inside an election office where someone is registering to vote, applying for a mail-in ballot or filling one out.
During Tuesday evening’s presidential debate, President Trump referenced Philadelphia’s satellite voting centers.
Won’t let Poll Watchers & Security into Philadelphia Voting Places,” he wrote.
Won’t let Poll Watchers & Security into Philadelphia Voting Places.
Philly Election Official says City Hall is NOT a public building!! TRUMP observer thrown out of City Hall! what are they doing?? pic.twitter.com/QufmAfdSIA
— Mike Roman (@mikeroman) September 30, 2020
Wow. Won’t let Poll Watchers & Security into Philadelphia Voting Places. There is only one reason why. Corruption!!! Must have a fair Election.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2020