Adams admitted that he had no first-hand knowledge of the conversations leading to the decision.
She would soon wheel it inside a Fairmount Avenue apartment building that several hundred seniors call home.
The sun was shining brightly, the birds were chirping happily and, before lunch was served, a handful of residents in the affordable rental-housing community chatted in a cafeteria that will double as a polling place in three weeks.
Sure, there are hiccups from time to time, “but none of what happens undermines elections the way those comments do,” said Schmidt, a Republican in a deep-blue city.
He also offered deep-dive specifics about the difficulty of rigging elections in Philadelphia.
and it’s going to affect the election” (in reality, claims of dead voter fraud are “plagued by recurring methodological errors” and actual instances of this kind of fraud are exceedingly uncommon).
The Trump campaign also hired Mike Roman as head of a “nationwide election protection operation.” Roman is a Republican political consultant who shopped the 2008 video to Fox News, worked with Adams to push the scandal, and offered to contact every Republican voter in the Philadelphia precinct to determine if any were intimidated at the polling location.
Though not part of the event, local attorney Michael Coard focused on the underpinnings of Trump's accusations of "widespread voter fraud" impacting the results."F--- Donald 'Make America Grope Again' Trump and his dog-whistle demagoguery to racist thugs regarding totally irresponsible and completely false accusations about Blacks purportedly engaging in widespread voter fraud in Philly," he said.
"Even [Schmidt] said, 'The real threat to the integrity of elections in Philadelphia isn't voter fraud. The real threat is irresponsible accusations.' Like I said, f--- Trump."With an “if you see something, say something” mantra about Election Day shenanigans, and an (866) OUR-VOTE helpline for day-of issues, speakers at the nonpartisan event expressed concerns about Trump’s implications.
The New Black Panther Party pseudo-scandal’s resurgence is only the latest example of how obsessive right-wing coverage of a comprehensively debunked myth, followed by scant coverage of news that does not fit the narrative, can allow a myth to pass as truth for years.