Philadelphia district attorney and Committee of 70 watching for vote fraud

Ahead of Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Primary, Philadelphia’s district attorney and election watchdog group the “Committee of 70” are promising to keep an eye out for abuse and fraud. 

Teams from both the district attorney’s office and the Committee of 70 will work the streets make sure it’s a fair election. DA Seth Williams says people should not let anyone intimidate them.

“If people are trying to stop you from voting if people are trying to put fear in you to not vote or are threatening to vote for a specific candidate of their choice, please feel free to call the District Attorney’s voter hotline and that number is 215-686-9641,” said Williams.

Zack Stalberg of The Committee of 70 says the group will be watching certain city council districts closely.

“We’ll have several hundred volunteers out there and I think they will be deployed in the Henon-Bednarek race and Danny Savage’s challenge to Maria Quinones-Sanchez and several others that have been heated already,” Stalberg said.

To report problems to The Committee of 70 the number is 866-OUR-VOTE.

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