Investigative Reporter Posts Video Of Walking Around Unnoticed At Election Storage Warehouse For Several Minutes

A contractor’s laptop and several encrypted USB devices were stolen from Philadelphia’s election warehouse in the East Falls neighborhood last week. Police are investigating, and election officials assure voters that voting integrity is in no way compromised by the theft. New machines implemented earlier this year all include a paper trail as an added security measure.

But a Thursday morning visit to the warehouse where the machines are stored revealed lax security measures.

A reporter was able to walk into the building and roam around unattended for several minutes before being asked to leave. He strolled past hundreds of voting machines, various boxes, and other unidentified equipment without seeing other people.

He posted a video on social media where he’s seen walking around that same warehouse without being noticed:

A laptop and USB devices were stolen sometime this week from the Philadelphia’s elections storage warehouse.

I went over this morning to check out the security situation. I was able to walk right into the voting machine storage unit, alone, for several minutes.

Video below:

He explained the whole situation:

Good reporting. The public has a right to know that anyone off the street can access a warehouse full of voting machines just before a major election. And this was after reports of thefts of computer equipment.

This comes on the heels of the Trump campaign threatening to sue over being denied access into the newly opened satellite election offices in Philadelphia. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman fired back against those allegations.

“They are not entitled to be at these satellite locations. Poll watchers are a very specific entity that are determined a few days before election days, and it’s in specific predetermined polling locations,” Fetterman said.

Trump campaign attorneys gave the city until 5 p.m. on Wednesday to address their concerns but there is no update from either side on whether a legal battle has officially begun in court.

Election officials say all of the satellite election centers have a security presence. Meanwhile, they are still looking for poll workers for Election Day. Officials say they have 6,000 so far but need at least 8,000 to make sure everything flows smoothly.

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