Skip to comments.Absentee ballot requests soaring (PA)
Posted on 09/28/2016 11:28:12 AM PDT by 11th_VA
HOLLIDAYSBURG - Blair County has received requests for almost 800 absentee ballots so far from registered voters who want to participate in the November election.
The normal number is about 300, county Director of Elections Sarah Seymour said Friday.
And there's still time to ask - through Nov. 1.
Pennsylvania's election laws allow the distribution of absentee ballots for several reasons.
In Blair County, the elections office typically distributes them, upon request, to voters who will be outside their municipality on Election Day and to voters with an illness or disability...(snip)
Seymour also said Friday that her office has received telephone calls from people interested in being poll watchers. When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Altoona, he urged his supporters to volunteer their time to watch for voter fraud on Election Day.
Pennsylvania allows candidates and political parties to designate poll watchers, but they also must be credentialed in advance by the county board of elections.
"We have to issue a certificate that the poll watcher can show to the (precinct) judge," Seymour said. "And we can do that, even on the day of election."
Pennsylvania currently requires poll watchers to live within the county where they will monitor the voting process. But Republican lawmakers are trying to get that changed, in time for the Nov. 8 election, so anyone registered to vote in Pennsylvania could be a poll watcher at a Pennsylvania precinct.
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Well, who’s the most fired up? ;-)
How do they control Democrat voter fraud?
People are desperate for an opportunity to vote for Clinton...
They sure are.
If Hillary was so sure of winning, it would be obvious.
No one cares about her and her campaign.
Liberals are just not into her.
The death knell peals......
Absentee and in person (precinct hopping?)
One of the many ways the commie-rat-BTDs (a file or rasp used for rough, coarse shaping) are going to put the queen on her throne....
Can you find out how many of those requests came from Repubs? Is there any data from 2012?
If people wanted to vote for Hillary, they would have already done that in the post-debate online polls.
They had plenty of opportunity to choose Hillary. They went instead for Trump.
Can you find out how many of those requests came from living people?
Is anyone else starting to smell a tidal wave coming. I thought maybe Trump would win, but maybe a rout is coming. The debate is appearing to be a stroke of genius by DT, him NOT doing what people thought, eviscerating her, coming off angry, aggressive. Trump realizes its not about convincing waffling knuckleheads, it’s about getting people to vote for you. That includes blue bloods, inner city minorities, country folk, white rust belt whites, alt-right college educated white and grey collars.
How many came from dead voters, with the same address next door to Democrat headquarters?
I think there’s enough crossovers and people fired up that there’ll might be a lot of Pro-Trump fraud voting this year.
I sure hope they are all going to actual registered voters and that signatures are carefully checked.!
“How do they control Democrat voter fraud?”
Exactly? What is real and what is fraud?
Exactly—absentee ballots are a favorite tool of the Dems.
No. Traditionally absentees have been heavily R-—elderly and military.
Just returned from a short sightseeing stay in Altoona. I saw some Trump/Pence yard signs but not a single Clinton/what’s his name sign.
I saw some registration numbers out of Pennsylvania this morning. As of today, the total number of registered Democrats was down approximately 151,000 compared to November 2012, and the number of registered Republicans was up about 69,000 over 2012. Their reporting of independent or non-affiliated registered voters is incomplete. I believe another summary report will be available next Tuesday. The last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania is October 11th.
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