A woman who was reportedly working with one of the Democratic Party’s top lawyers allegedly engaged in voter intimidation, posting a picture on Snapchat of a voter roll and captioning it, “im about to see how alllllll you f***ers vote.”
The Washington Free Beacon obtained images of pictures apparently taken by Emily Resko, an intern for Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA). Prior to Resko posting the pictures, Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell had asked courts to order poll watchers for satellite voting locations in his district after incorrect ballots were sent to tens of thousands of voters.
Democrat lawyer Marc Elias responded on Twitter on October 22: “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.”
Lamb added the same day, “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.”
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.”
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.
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) October 28, 2020
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.