Voter Challenge Brings Police to Phoenixville Polls

A challenge to an "inactive" voter incited an allegation of voter intimidation from an observer.

An allegation of voter intimidation brought police to Phoenixville Area High School Tuesday morning.

According to Judge of Elections Charlie Dewey, a man attempted to vote at the Phoenixville East 3 polling station this morning not long after polls opened who had an “inactive” voter registration status, meaning he hadn’t cast a ballot in over five years.

A Republican poll watcher challenged the man’s eligibility, at which point he went home to get ID, returned to the polling place, and cast a ballot. A fellow voter witnessed this exchange and cried foul, but by the time Phoenixville Police arrived to file a report, both the reporting party and the challenged voter were gone, according to Dewey.

Read the full story at Phoenixville Patch.


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