Philly NAACP chapter gears up for Election Day, braces for voting irregularities 

The group plans to monitor the November elections and will have a legal team to respond immediately to any irregularities. 

Pat Loeb
October 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's chapter of the NAACP plans to monitor the November elections and will have a legal team to respond immediately to any irregularities. 

Chapter president Rodney Muhammad says the national organization is putting together task forces in key cities.

"In the election of 2016, there were 868 fewer voting places around the country," Muhammad said. "We have to believe systemically that that has worked as a form of voter suppression. So they want to make sure, particularly in the Commonwealth, which is a battleground state with a large number of votes, that they're paying particular attention, and, of course, Philadelphia being one of the main drivers in this Commonwealth, we want to make sure that there's not a lot of irregularities going on that we find out later."

Muhammad says the group is partnering with the Barristers Association and the District Attorney's Office, and, closer to the election, will tell voters how to get in touch if they suspect anything is amiss.