A hidden-camera crew from Project Veritas caught what they claim is illegal electioneering for John Fetterman (D) and Josh Shapiro (D) right outside of a polling place.
Fetterman was running one of the closest Senate races in America against Dr. Mehmet Oz (R-PA) while Shapiro was running for the governor’s seat.
James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, said that the journalists were told who to vote for from just a few feet outside of a polling place. In O’Keefe’s words, “This is referred to as electioneering.”
Illegal Electioneering For John Fetterman & Josh Shapiro
Caught on Undercover Video by Project Veritas Action at Philadelphia Polling Location
"We're scared of him(Dr Oz)"
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According to Philadelphia County’s training guide for election board officials, “Electioneering is not allowed within 10 feet of the polling place (the entrance to the room in which the voting machines are located.)” It is somewhat unclear, based on the video, how close they are to a polling place, but it is definitely possible that they are within 10 feet.
The training guide goes on to say, Electioneering includes, but is not limited to:
- Handing out campaign materials
- Placing campaign materials on the same table where the Election Board is sitting
- Telling voters which candidates to support
- Wearing a t-shirt or button supporting a candidate, campaign, or political party (except voters in the act of voting)”
Based on the video, at least one of the bullet points are violated by the Democratic “committee person.”
One of the men in the video, Rudy Stewart, presents what he refers to as a ballot. He then points to Dr. Oz’s name and tells the voter that “These guys are scary.”
Another man caught on camera, James Harrison, tells the Project Veritas reporter that he should vote for Shapiro and Fetterman after being asked by the journalist “So you’re telling me I should vote John Fetterman? I should vote Joshua Shapiro?”
The two men clearly presented themselves as being in some type of position of authority in the election process and it was equally clear that they were openly telling people who to vote for while handing out campaign materials. Both of those things are against Pennsylvania voting regulations.