Overheard at Philly polling place: No GOP votes ‘on my machine!’

Overheard at Philly polling place: No GOP votes ‘on my machine!’ By Holly Otterbein.

An elderly couple wanted to vote for the Republican in a 2017 special election in North Philadelphia.

First they were told they had to go “get a stamp” outside the polling place — where Democrats handed out stamps for write-in candidates. Then, when an Election Board worker heard they wanted to vote Republican, a witness heard him bellow: “Not on my machine!” And though they both said they eventually cast ballots, in the end only one GOP vote was recorded at the polling place.