A voting sign in Philadelphia. (Capital-Star photo by Michala Butler)
Philadelphia City Commissioner Lisa Deeley, on Sunday, said former President Donald Trump was attempting to “sow doubt” about the 2024 elections when he told supporters to “guard the vote” in predominantly Democratic cities, including Philadelphia.
“This is nothing new, Trump says these things before every election,” Deeley said in a post to social media platform X, formerly Twitter, “and I expect we will hear more of this over the next year.”
On Saturday, during a campaign stop in Ankeny, Iowa, Trump told supporters they should closely watch voting in three of the largest cities in battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, after repeating his false claims of election fraud in 2020.
“The most important part of what’s coming up is to guard the vote,” Trump said. “And you should go into Detroit, and you should go into Philadelphia and you should go into some of these places, Atlanta, and you should go into some of these places and we have to watch those votes when they come in.”
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