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Smart Talk: Election security; Congressional candidate Mike Molesevich

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 14, 2016 4:08 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, October 14, 2016:

When speaking to supporters at rallies across the country, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has often warned voters that next month's election could be rigged so that Democrat Hillary Clinton would win.  Trump has been very vocal about the potential for a corrupt election in Pennsylvania -- especially in the city of Philadelphia.

As a result, Trump and Republicans are calling for more poll-watchers in the state and there is a little known law in Pennsylvania that allows a poll-watcher to challenge the identity of a voter and where that voter lives. 

That raises the possibility of voter intimidation.

Dave Davies of WHYY Newsworks in Philadelphia recently reported on election security and joins us on Friday's Smart Talk to describe what he found.

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Dave Davies, Senior Reporter - WHYY

WITF's Smart Talk is speaking with state and national candidates for office until November's election.

On Friday's program, Mike Molesevich, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 10th Congressional District appears on the program.  Molesevich is running against Republican incument Congressman Tom Marino.

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Mike Molesevich, Democratic candidate - U.S. House of Representatives, 10th Congressional District

The 10th District includes Juniata, Mifflin, Snyder, and Union Counties and parts of Perry and Northumberland Counties.  It also runs to the New York border and into northeastern Pennsylvania.


On election corruption:

Could your guest give some details about the fraud he said he did discover in Philadelphia--kind, places, numbers? The vague admission that it does happen makes it sound, once again, like  there is really something to worry about--if you are so predisposed.   - anon


A friend of mine who is on the fence and researched stuff online found something that seems potentially taken out of context, but, I have never heard it mentioned before.

 It doesn't sway me, but I think it is swaying her ... just in case you wanted to get into the heads of people who still might vote Trump.

 "Hillary scares me with all the stuff she wants to change.  She sealed the deal for me with the videos I saw last night....the speech she gave at a woman's conference in April where she said people of faith (like mine) will have to deny their faith so everyone can have equality...and the files that show she and Obama actually sold weapons to ISIS.  There are a bunch of other things from her past she's done that didn't sit well, but those two things...definitely.  Trump is no choir boy, but he seems benign to her.  Whatever will be, will be.  But he has a long road to go and a lot to learn.  He's not going to slam heads like he did in a board room."

- anon

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