Republican Philadelphia city commissioner Al Schmidt revealed that employees in his office running the vote count had received murder threats since last week.
Detail: Schmidt told CBS “60 Minutes” in an interview broadcast on Sunday: “From the inside looking out, everyone feels very amnesia.”
- Schmidt confirmed to CBS ‘Bill Whitaker that he and his staff were faced with accusations that they were cheating or manipulating the vote “or calls to our offices reminding us that” That’s what the Second Amendment is for people like us. “
- Whittaker told Schmidt that this was “a deadly threat that didn̵7;t cover too much.” Schmidt replied, “Yes, to count the votes in a democracy.”
Lead the news: President Trump filed lawsuits and unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud prevalent in Pennsylvania and elsewhere when he refused to give in to Biden-elected President.
- Whittaker asked Schmidt if “bad things will happen in Philadelphia”, as Trump suggested, he replied: “In the birthplace of our Republic, counting votes is not a thing. Bad. Counting votes on or before Election Day by eligible voters is not corruption. It is not fraud. It is democracy. “
“We are counting the qualified votes cast by the voters. The controversy around that is something I don’t understand. It is people accusing that we are not going to count those votes or people are adding votes. Cheating or just, it’s just, it’s all crazy stuff. “
Attention: The sheriff’s delegates in tactical gear had to move inside the Maricopa County Elections center in Arizona on Wednesday night before Trump supporters gathered outside shouting “count the votes! ” as electoral officials continue to draw up ballots in the state that Biden is also expected to win.
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