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Voter intimidation arrives in Washington state –
Republican activists surveil ballot drop boxes!

“A sign posted outside the Seattle Public Library’s Broadview Branch on Sunday warns that a ballot box there is “under surveillance.” Republican activists in Washington are promoting “surveillance” of ballot drop boxes as midterm voting begins, echoing conspiracy theories about fraud in the 2020 election. Credit: Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times.

+ KING-5 TV News: ‘This is an outrage’: Inslee blasts those responsible for ballot box ‘surveillance’ signs in King County

Republican activists organizing ‘surveillance’ of ballot drop boxes in WA

From The Seattle Times:

As midterm voting kicks into high gear, Republican activists in Washington are organizing surveillance of ballot drop boxes, generating complaints and concern from some elections officials.

Over the weekend, signs were posted near ballot boxes in several Seattle-area locations, with red letters warning the boxes are “Under Surveillance” and stating that accepting money “for harvesting or depositing ballots” may violate federal law.

A scannable code on the signs pointed to a section of the King County Republican Party website with a form encouraging people to submit “election incident” reports, including photos and video.

Meanwhile, a group calling itself “WA Citizens United to Secure Ballot Boxes” is promoting drop-box surveillance statewide, encouraging people to sign up to watch ballot boxes and record video of people “dumping an in ordinate [sic] amount of ballots” and “taking pictures of themselves doing it,” according to the organization’s “Drop Box Watch” website.

Posted by Steve on July 21, 2022 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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