The image burns in Donald Trump’s eyes: long lines of voters, the overwhelming majority Democrats, gather daily in front of the mayor of Philadelphia to exercise their right to vote early in the presidential elections on November 3. Despite the fact that the polls where the votes are cast are guarded day and night by police, the US president has singled out Philadelphia as a potential source of electoral fraud and there are those who fear the worst:
“Trump is calling his henchmen to go to the polls and make sure there are no fraudulent votes. And that is a signal to some people who may be a little unbalanced that he is giving them permission to be violent,” explained one voter.
The District Attorney of Philadelphia, a Democratic fiefdom where they exist, has acknowledged being concerned about the possible presence of pro-Donald Trump militias on Election Day and has recalled that intimidation at the time of voting is punishable by penalties of up to seven years in jail.