PHILLY CLOUT: With just weeks to go before the presidential election, voter intimidation has reared it’s ugly head here in Philly. An anonymous flier is circulating in parts of North and West Philadelphia, which says that if you have outstanding warrants or traffic tickets, then police will arrest you at your polling place on election day. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison says he learned of the flier last week. He stressed that the message is completely false. “The only thing that police officers are going to do that we’ll be encouraging that day is that they’ll be exercising their own individual right to vote,” Gillison said. MORE
WIKIPEDIA: Ratfucking is an American slang term for political sabotage or dirty tricks. It was first brought to public attention by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in their book All the President’s Men.