PA Democrat Staffer Caught Sharing Confidential Voter Roll Info Online
Democratic rep's staffer accused of voter intimidation after posting info on Snapchat
A staffer, who worked for Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and the Democratic Party's top lawyer, has been accused of voter intimidation after she uploaded photos of confidential voter roll information on social media.
A woman allegedly attempted to intimidate voters by posting images on Snapchat of a voter roll, with a caption that read: “im about to see how alllllll you f***ers vote.”
Images of pictures apparently taken by Emily Resko, an intern for Rep. Lamb, were obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.
Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell had asked courts to order poll watchers for satellite voting locations in his district, prior to Resko posting the pictures.
Parnell made the call after incorrect ballots were sent to tens of thousands of voters.
On October 22, Democrat lawyer Marc Elias responded on Twitter: “In Pennsylvania, on behalf of @DCCC and @ConorLambPA we have filed to intervene against a Republican effort to allow poll watching at satellite early voting sites and unlawfully challenge 28,000 ballots.”
“I’m intervening in this case to protect the rights of all my constituents in Allegheny County & have their votes counted," Rep. Lamb added the same day, according to The Daily Wire.
"Your vote shouldn’t go in a separate pile or be counted differently b/c of a contractor’s mistake.
"Plenty of time for all to vote & have their votes counted.”
I’m intervening in this case to protect the rights of all my constituents in Allegheny County & have their votes counted. Your vote shouldn’t go in a separate pile or be counted differently b/c of a contractor’s mistake. Plenty of time for all to vote & have their votes counted. https://t.co/KeUnL4ZDZA— Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) October 22, 2020
The Free Beacon stated that Resko bragged that Elias had selected her to help him fight Parnell’s request.
Resko delightedly wrote on Snapchat, “[S]o how about because of my internship, me and this other boy were picked tonight to LITERALLY BE ASSISTANTS UNDER THE LAWYER ON THIS POTENTIAL CASE. I’M SO F***ING EXCITED[.] f*** parnell and his voter suppression.”
She added, “[I] literally get to gather data for this case im excited ok bye sorry.”
The Free Beacon noted, “That message contained screenshots of tweets from Lamb and Elias.”
Resko boasted, “ALSO this gives me full access to the voting history of ALL residents in the 17th congressional district,” adding a message later, with a partial spreadsheet about which she crowed she was “about to see how alllllll you f***ers vote.”
On Wednesday afternoon Parnell tweeted, “We’ve received serious allegations with credible evidence of voter intimidation at the @ConorLambPA campaign here in #PA17.
"We have taken immediate action & referred this to the US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania & the Department of Justice.”
🚨BREAKING🚨— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) October 28, 2020
We’ve received serious allegations with credible evidence of voter intimidation by the @ConorLambPA campaign here in #PA17.
We have taken immediate action & referred this to the US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania & the Department of Justice.
Back in July, a spokesman for Lamb caused a stir online by retweeting a post in such a way that it appeared he was targeting Parnell with the message, “Burn in hell and die.”
That staffer happened to be Lamb’s brother Coleman, who added to the retweet, “Can add @SeanParnellUSA here.”
The original Tweet was deleted but here it is: pic.twitter.com/Y32v9UDpEB— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 18, 2020
In response, Parnell issued a statement asserting, “It is disappointing that Conor Lamb’s brother, a leader in his campaign, would stoop so low as to call for the death of a political opponent.
"It is distasteful and hateful rhetoric that has no place in political discourse.
"In the spirit of today’s cancel culture, one would expect calls for Coleman Lamb’s immediate dismissal.
"However, I believe that everyone needs a little grace from time to time.
"As despicable as Coleman Lamb’s comments are, everyone makes mistakes, and I hope that Coleman Lamb, Conor Lamb, and their campaign team can learn from it.”
Lamb won his seat in March 2018 by half a point against his Republican opponent.
As noted by The Washington Examiner, following that election, the state Supreme Court approved a new congressional district map, making it more Democrat-leaning, prompting Lamb’s 13-point victory that November.