Apparently, criminals who intimidate voters in Philadelphia, the city of “brotherly love” [and intimidation], only get a slap on the wrist for attempting to affect the outcome of an election.
In October 2017, four people were charged with election fraud in connection with a special election for the 197th District state House seat in North Philadelphia. MIKE ROWE Hammers Critic Of Blue Collar American Workers Fewer than 3,000 votes were cast in the special election but it has generated more legal action than most general elections.
Problems at the polls surfaced early Tuesday in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, with Republican election monitors being turned away from polling places and members of the New Black Panther Party appearing at voting sites in Philadelphia.
The DOJ also pursued an injunction preventing any future deployment of or display of weapons by Black Panther members at the entrance of a polling location. v=8PRYJqfc Ee0 Not surprisingly, a few months later the Obama DOJ quietly dropped the charges and it all disappeared like a bad dream.
The documents directly contradict sworn testimony by Obama’s Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Thomas Perez, that no political leadership was involved in the decision.
He tells them that after they vote on November 8, it’s their duty to go en masse to “some other place” and make sure that no one’s engaging in voter fraud. In other words, Webb, to all appearances, isn’t just planning to make voters feel “a little bit nervous” if they “can’t speak American” (i.e., might be noncitizens and might be trying to vote illegally).
“Go sit there with your friends and make sure it's on the up-and-up,” he’s said. He is so confident that he’s doing the morally and legally right thing that he was willing to put his name and face to his plan.