Thought for the day

"The Elderly are useless eaters." -- Henry Kissinger, Quoted in the book "The Final Days".

Philadelphia officials voted to impose a last-minute voting rule change that will effectively slow the vote count process.

The city’s three-member elections board voted 2-1 in favor of imposing poll book reconciliation – a drawn-out process that aims to prevent double votes, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The process would supposedly flag any mail-in ballots from voters who have also cast ballots in person.

The decision was made on Tuesday, 7 a.m., by City commissioners following a vote.

 Maricopa County officials say that around 20% of their polling sites are experiencing issues with tabulation machines across the Valley, just hours into Election Day.

While the specific addresses and number of locations having issues have not been confirmed, the Maricopa County Recorder's Officer says technicians have been called to fix the precinct tabulator machines that aren't working.

If Democrats can’t cheat, they can’t win.

Michigan Secretary of State candidate Kristina Karamo promises to bring election integrity back to the state of Michigan.

Pennsylvania lieutenant governor and Democratic US Senate candidate John Fetterman predicted on Monday that his Republican challenger, Dr. Mehmet Oz, will take an early lead on election day, only for a "dramatic" change to happen overnight as more ballots are counted, according to the Western Journal.

With help from left-wing organizations, the largest urban cities and counties in the battleground state of Pennsylvania are going all-out to help thousands of voters replace flawed ballots submitted via mail. 

Pennsylvania law requires that voters "shall...fill out, date and sign the declaration" printed on the ballot's outer envelope. Republicans have been litigating to ensure that election officials follow the law and invalidate ballots with improperly prepared envelopes. 

A bomb threat called into a New York City school Sunday temporarily suspended operations at the early voting site, police and election officials said.

Election workers and early voters were evacuated from the East Harlem school around 12 p.m. until the NYPD could provide the “all clear.”

“The NYPD notified us of a bomb scare at 1573 Madison Ave, which is an early voting site. Emergency protocols were initiated immediately. Staff along w/ a handful of voters were escorted out safely,” Board of Elections Deputy Executive Director Vincent Ignizio wrote on Twitter. 

Pennsylvania voters lined up for hours last night to fix voided mail-in and absentee ballots in a last-ditch effort to sway one of the closest races in the country between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz. 

At Philadelphia City Hall, voters lined up for three hours to ensure their votes would be counted after a Supreme Court ruling last week canceled 3,800 mail-in and absentee ballots across the state.  

Republicans have sued all over the country to cancel mailed votes that do not have dates written on their envelopes.  

In a throwback to 2020, ABC News reports that a “red mirage” could make it look like Republicans are winning big on the night, but that a full vote count could take “weeks.”